About the BDRA

The British Drone Racing Association is a not-for-profit organisation, run by FPV pilots, for FPV pilots. It exists:

  • To promote the sport of FPV multi-rotor racing
  • To protect the sport from elitism and promote a vision of total inclusion regardless of age, gender, ability or financial means
  • To have one set of rules, written by pilots for pilots, that ensure the sport remains safe, challenging and above all fun
  • To help new clubs and groups form by sharing the collective experience and expertise with all who seek it
  • To give all FPV pilots a voice and a chance to shape this exciting sport, guaranteeing its future for many years to come
  • To remain a collective of pilots who drive the sport for the love of the sport

We are recognised as a “Specialist Body” by the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) and we are tasked with promoting and developing the sport of FPV Racing in the UK, which we do in a number of ways:

  • We provide pilots with information and assistance when they want to find a club to join or to setup new ones
  • We offer an affiliated club programme for clubs who want to be part of a wider community of like-minded pilots
  • We provide affiliated clubs with support and equipment when they want to organise races and competitions
  • We listen to the community and value its contribution to the foundations of the sport

We have produced a set of rules through a consultation process that has drawn upon the collective experience of clubs and organisers, and we are working with the BMFA to incorporate them into their rules handbook. We will continue to refine and adapt them as the sport evolves, with the support and feedback of the pilot community.

We strive to protect the interests of British FPV Racers and work with organisations such as BMFA, BDF, OFCOM, CAA and FAI whose activities and decisions can affect our pilots and their capability to compete effectively in international competitions.

Recent News & Blog Posts

  • Weston Park 2024
    The BDRA will be hosting a BQE at Weston Park Model Air Show 2024 on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. This year’s Weston Park is going to be bigger than ever. The BDRA has been sponsored by the Virgin… Read more: Weston Park 2024
  • 2024 Ruleset Released
    The new rules for the remainder of the 2024 season are out. The BDRA Committee would like to thank the “Ruleset Working Group” and LiveTime for their work putting this together. Main changes include: Qualifying ● Fastest 3 Consecutive Laps… Read more: 2024 Ruleset Released
  • BDRA Rules 23/24 Season
    Our EGM will take place this Wednesday (24th January) at 8PM.  The purpose of the EGM is to advise members of the changes to the rules following the consultations that have taken place over the last few months.  To attend… Read more: BDRA Rules 23/24 Season
  • BDRA Membership 2024
    Happy New Year pilots! The 2024 membership is now available here: https://www.ifpv.co.uk/bdra You will need a current BDRA membership to join the EGM on Discord, 24th January @ 8pm.
  • BDRA Discord Server
    The BDRA have launched a Discord Server! Along with our many other forms of communication, we will post updates, event dates and host future meetings on Discord. Once you have become a BDRA member, a link to the Discord Server… Read more: BDRA Discord Server