Drone Racing Fans Dream Olympics

Drone racing could be the next best thing to aerial sports, and the sport of the future. But what is drone racing all about?

FPV drone racing (where FPV stands for first-person view or first person video) is a sport where participants control drones equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. The goal is to complete a set course as quickly as possible.

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The young sport has been gaining a growing legion of fans around the country, and in other parts of the globe. It is being envisioned to become an Olympic sport in the near future.

Last year, one such drone racing event was held in New York by drone enthusiasts belonging to the NYCDUG (New York City Drone Users Group).

Enduring the harsh winter weather, the hardcore hobbyists nonetheless meet up regularly to put their homemade drones to the test. Each pilot wears a set of goggles that are linked to cameras on board their drone, allowing the pilot to see through the eyes of the airborne craft, some of which are capable of reaching speeds of 100 mph. – See more at:

To gain more attention to the new sport, earlier this year an agreement was reached to have drone racing events be televised.

The International Drone Racing Association signed a multi-year, international deal with ESPN to broadcast the major drone events that it organizes — the U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, the World Drone Racing Championships, and the Drone World Cup series.

The deal signifies a major development in the arena of drone racing since e-sports hit the primetime. It will mark the very first televised drone event. – Read more at:

As to its becoming a new inclusion in the Olympics, an NBC sports news article said: Rumor has it that it’s the latest sport to be thrown into the “should be in the games” mix, joining bridge, chess, tug of war, pole dancing, and others.

After 700,000 drones were sold last year alone, drone racing is catching on fast. – Read more at:

An ABC News article was more pragmatic: Whether drone racing is a sport worthy of Olympic competition will be a debate for the future, right now, organizers are focusing on growing the competition, and players are focused on honing their skills. – Read more at:

Without question, drone racing is fast becoming the in-sport today, and will most likely grow more and more popular in the years to come, just as using drones for aerial photography services has become an in-demand activity.

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