Drone FPV racing comes to London

Drone FPV (first person view) racing popular amongst quadcopter enthusiasts is now being touted as a sport of the future. Participants of the sport wear head mounted gear which enables them to pilot the craft from a stream of footage captured by cameras fixed do the drones.

Done racing is on it’s way to becoming a recognised sport and no sport recognition comes greater than getting a chance to play at the iconic Wembley Stadium; and that’s what happened this week.

WEMBLEY connected by EE played host as the Drone Racing League flew in to the capital. Clocking up speeds of up to 75mph the drones buzzed around the iconic stadium and further proved why the sport of drone racing is gaining more and more popularity. The event was live streamed for the first time to spectators over EE’s 4G network, with 4GEE Action Cams attached to the drones in a world first, bringing fans closer to the action. At the heart of the event and the new face of the sport was 16-year-old drone wiz kid Luke Bannister, who has just recently come back from winning the Drone Grand Prix in Dubai bagging himself £174k in price money.