FAI Drone Permission

FAI is the world governing body for air sports. The more and more popular Drone sports are part of the FAI air sports family

The drone permission scheme is discontinued


To participate in FAI sanctioned category 2 drone events the competitor is required to have either an FAI Sporting Licence issued by his/her national FAI member (list of members at http://www.fai.org/members ) or an FAI Permission for Drone Racing, which can be obtained through these pages. The permission is valid for the calendar year of 2023 only. To obtain the permission, you must register and make a payment of 10 CHF via our online payment system. Your registration details will be sent to your national FAI member organization for information. By registering you agree that FAI and its member organization may contact you.

The drone permission scheme is discontinued


Many of the FPV Drone races in 2023 qualify as FAI Drone Racing World Cup events. For 2023, currently 15 such events are sanctioned by the FAI and registered on the FAI calendar. The list of 2023 Drone Racing World Cup events can be found from the FAI website