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The 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship officially opens!Subscribe to see the first live report!

2019-12-13 10:13:49

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On the morning of December 12, the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship was held in Banbian Mountain Scenic Area, Xiangshan, Ningbo, China. Mr. Jia Bing, Director of Aeronautical Radio Model Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China, announced the opening. Mr. Robert Henderson, President of The World Air Sports Federation; Mr. Ren Hongguo, Secretary of Party Committee of Aeronautical Radio Model Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China; Mr. Zhang Yadong, Deputy Director of Sport Bureau of Zhejiang Province; Ms. Zhang Ni, Direct of Ningbo Sports Bureau; Xiangshan County leaders like Bao Zhaoyang, Luo Laixin, Xi Haifeng and others attended the opening ceremony.



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Mr. Bao Zhaoyang (Deputy Secretary of the Xiangshan County Party Committee of the Communist Party of China & Acting Governor of the People's Government of Xiangshan County) welcomed the guests and introduced the development of Xiangshan. In recent years, Xiangshan has seized the opportunity to host sailing windsurfing and beach volleyball competitions of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, promote the integrated development of sports and cultural tourism industry, a number of high-level and high-quality events have been successively held. Xiangshan sports industry has developed rapidly, which provides a solid guarantee for the hosting of this competition.


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The 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship is the most authoritative, professional and top-level Drone racing event officially certified by FAI. It has attracted 112 pilots from 31 countries and regions, making it the largest aviation sports event of its kind. It is also a major event in the life of the Xiangshan people and an important opportunity for Xiangshan to develop the drone industry. "Run a game and activate a city." I believe that this event will become an important link for the development of Xiangshan sports and cultural tourism industry, and also a golden business card for enhancing friendship and promoting exchanges. As the localhost, we will do our best to provide a first-class environment, order, and services for this competition.



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For this 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship, Mr. Ren Hongguo (Secretary of Party Committee of Aeronautical Radio Model Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China) also expressed his earnest expectations. In the past year, the development speed of China's drone sports has increased significantly, and the number of drone companies, clubs, and training institutions has grown significantly. Breakthroughs have been made in drone technology research, and drone courses have gradually entered primary and secondary school campuses. More young people have entered our family of aviation sports. This year, under the careful guidance of the World Air Sports Federation, Aero Sports Federation of China, together with the People's Government of Xiangshan and Zhejiang Starmach Sports Co., Ltd., have been preparing for a unique world-class drone event after nearly a year of preparations. I hope that everyone can continue to enjoy the fun of drone sports here and continue to create the history of drone sports.



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As the organizer, Mr. Robert Henderson (President of The World Air Sports Federation) said that the successful hosting of the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship has created a history of the development of world drone projects and also allowed us to appreciate the unique charm and value of this project. It is hoped that through the successful holding of this drone championship and a series of activities, more people will know about racing drone, fall in love with racing drone, and jointly promote the development of this sport.



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Mr. Qiang Long (athlete representative) and Xu Hao (referee representative) made the oath. Finally, in the cool and attractive aeromodelling performance, the Opening Ceremony was successfully concluded.



FPV: The drone is tested on the track



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The 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship is the most authoritative, professional and top-level Drone racing event officially certified by FAI.


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There will be Overall, Junior and Women's groups in this competition. 112 pilots from 31 countries and regions will compete.


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The application of various high-tech technologies on the track brings a sense of science and technology to the World Championships and also incorporates rich Xiangshan sea cultural elements.  The entire 630-meter track goes ups and downs and is arranged in a crisscross pattern. The flight path forms a pattern “Pisces” after flying for a cycle. The highest level of the track is built with Xiangshan Port Bridge as the model, and a single-layer channel and tunnel are built under the bridge. The exhibition held by the organizer during the competition can make racing drones approach life and inspire young athletes.





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