The 2016 US National Drone Racing Championships on Governors Island, New York City is three days (August 5-7) of exhilarating speed, talent and the stuff legends and good friends are made from. Races, teams, wings and Freestyle competitions will be going on through each day with live coverage on ESPN3. Don’t miss our Drone Hangar for kids and adults where you can learn more about drone technology and building. Other activities include our Beer Garden, Sky Lab, and Pilot meet and greets and autograph signings. General admission is free, with several packages to enhance your viewing experience! Kids under 6 when accompanied by an adult are free for all ticket types (except for VIP access).
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Friday August 5 Pre Race Day
Time: 10am to 5pm
- Race Village Opens
- Sky Lab (VR and Game Wonderland)
- VIP Lounges and Hospitality Suites Open
- Pilot Practice
- Autographs and Press Interviews
Saturday August 6
Time: 10am to 5pm
- Opening Ceremonies
- Qualifiers, Exhibitions
- Freestyle, Race, Wing and Team
Sunday August 7
TIME: 10am to 5pm
Finals and Championships
Freestyle, Race, Wing and Team
The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships will showcase 100 of the best pilots in the USA going head to head for the National title. For months, drone pilots from around the country have been competing in qualifying events to be invited to NYC! This will be the first ever "Quidditch" style 3 dimensional race course that will push pilots to the limits of skill and showmanship.
Come interact with pilots, teams and manufacturers directly in the Racing Village, Pit Row and Drone Hangar. You can view the racing up close from the trackside seating, the Beer Garden or the VIP Hospitality Suite.
More information on the 2016 Drone Nationals at http://dronenationals.com
Where can I get tickets?
At the top of the browser window there's a green button labled "TICKETS". Click that.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Governors Island is only accessible via ferry. For the Ferry timetables, please go here: https://govisland.com/info/ferry
What can/can't I bring to the event?
The racing village will host everything you need to enjoy 3 days of extreme drone racing. Don't forget your sunscreen, and if you have them, a pair of FPV Goggles. Please leave your own drone at home. This event is a closed set drone race for experienced and qualified pilots only. You'll have plenty of time to try your hand at simulators with hands on opportunities with the latest in drone racing technology.
I'm part of an organization with a special coupon code, how do I use it?
Please register according to the information your recieved from your administrator. On checkout, please enter the coupon code that you were given and that will update your registration type and cost.