Course Markers For Drone Racing

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Course Markers For Drone Racing

Air gate openings are approximately 45 inches high and 80 inches wide.

Air Flags are over 8 feet tall.

Each Air Gate or Air Flag will be placed at regular intervals helping to clearly defining the course. Variation of the intervals will be a result of the course obstacles.

A rope light will signify the center of the track and will be lit at dusk.


Pilots who have a leading competitor in-view and intends on passing the competitor while in close proximity with a course marker should pass on the “outside” of a turn.

Straight-away passing within close proximity of course markers can be accomplished by passing a leading competitor on the side in which has the most space to do so safely.

Amateur Class crashes and partial or total control loss landings

If an Amateur Class pilot crashes but is able to rejoin the heat without assistance by anything other than the ability of the drone itself, it may complete the race.

If an Amateur Class pilot is not able to maintain control of his or her drone during a heat, the pilot must immediately navigate out of the course path and find the closest safe landing zone.

Loss of control may be an effect of mechanical, electrical, and signal failures as well as pilot ability or skill.

Safe distance and safety must be maintained from all staff when needing to land.

Drones that have crashed and are not able to rejoin the heat or have landed for any reason during the race may not retrieve a drone until the heat is complete. Pilot spotters will assist in retrieving drones from the course in-between heats.

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