Drone Pilots Federation formed to sanction International Drone Racing


Sacramento, Ca. ( April 13 2016) The Drone Pilots Federation, an International organization, announced today that they have been  formed as a non profit organization and neutral party to serve as a drone racing sanctioning body and as an educational and advocacy entity to assure the safe and responsible use of drones.

Drone racing, as a sport, at both the recreational and professional levels, is rapidly growing throughout the world and race pilots need to compete with an agreed upon set of rules, regulations, safety and technological standards that are the basis for the creation of the Drone Pilots Federation.

The Drone Pilots Federation will be a sanctioning body for the recently announced 2016 US Drone Racing Championships to be held in New York on Governors Island from Aug. 5 – 7th, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships to be held on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, from Oct 20 -22 at Kualoa Ranch, the site where the movie Jurassic Park was filmed.

The races will be live streamed by ESPN3 and following the events will be broadcast as a one hour special on ESPN.

“The sanctioning of drone racing is fundamental to the Drone Pilots Federation” said DPF President Bruce Parks, “but perhaps the most important task to be met by our organization resides in our ability to educate.”  With the support of industry partners, educators, technologists and the global community of drone pilots, we will reach out to educational institutions from elementary to university level to support and provide a hands on experience in the fields of science, math, the arts, research and technology”

The Drone Pilots Federation will host educational training at all major events, including the National and World championships.  We want drone pilots to fly safely and successfully.


Bruce Parks


Drone Pilots Federation Inc.


916 425 3470