The 2nd Annual Canadian Drone Nationals
RCGT PARK, OTTAWA - OCTOBER 13th, 14th, 15th
The 2017 Championships are hosted by FPV Ottawa and will take place at our nation’s capital on October 13th, 14th & 15th. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we felt that Ottawa was the perfect location for this year’s Canadian Championships and worked hard to have drone racing be recognized as one of the official Canada 150 partners.
This years championship event will consist of two of the top world events in drone racing, The FPV Canada CDN2017 and the IDRA Challengers Cup, Eastern Canadian Competitions as well as workshops, presentations and hands on experience with micro-drones.
Find out what the rave is all about and feel like a kid again.
Highlights from the 2016 Canadian Drone Nationals at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec.
The National Championships
FPV Canada drone racing league is kicking off the 2017 season with qualifying events across the country beginning in May through September. Pilots will gain points throughout the season, and the top 64 will advance to the Canadian Drone Nationals 2017. The top 3 Canadian pilots will be crowned the best in the nation and represent Canada internationally.
IDRA Challengers Cup Eastern Canadian Competitions
The IDRA, CFDR and FPV Canada have teamed up to bring international racing opportunities to Canadians. All Canadian pilots will have the opportunity to gain points in the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) Challengers Cup.
The Challengers Cup is a semi-professional series of the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA). By sanctioning, supporting, and compiling races around the world into a collective series, IDRA focuses on growing smaller race organizers and the drone community.
Most importantly, the Challengers Cup establishes a clear ladder to become a professional pilot in the IDRA Drone Racing Series. The Challengers Cup will, via human endeavor, determine the future "challengers" to the pro-series.
CDN2017 Qualifying Events
We continue to focus on the education and technology of drones and most importantly, hands on experience. Attendees will get face to face with the myriad of different uses and emerging technologies ranging from robotics, humanitarian aid, modernized farming to photography.
The Exhibition will feature;
- Local University technology labs and the cutting edge research and development projects that will change our future.
- Hands on experience with drones and First Person View (FPV) racing using micro-drones and the top simulators.
- Drone related organizations and local hobby stores promoting their products.
- Presentations and information sessions from the top Canadian drone pilots and businesses about how drone technology is augmenting their future.
- Information booths and sessions from the Canadian Federation for Drone Racing (CFDR) & Transport Canada.
Workshops and Presentations
Have you ever wanted to learn how a drone works, or why so many people are using them? The Education Zone is the place for you. There will be activities for all ages, as well as special prizes and giveaways.
Local schools will be there to try them out and earn their wings. Attendees will learn all about drones and how they are used today in toy, racing, educational and industry fields.
Up close with Micro-Drones
Public Micro-Drone Test Course
Attendees who want to experience the thrill of flying and learn more about drones will have the opportunity.
In this adrenaline pumping 3D obstacle course, attendees will be able to experience first hand flying microdrones. You’ll be highly entertained as you pull off tricks like flips, and turns as you earn your wings.
The features of the area will include;
- Projection of pilot’s FPV on LCD displays for attendees to witness.
- Flying a micro-drone either Line Of Sight (LOS) or First Person View (FPV) in an area sectioned off with netting, but visible for attendees passing by.
- Sponsored course timing system from AirBirds, displaying top 10 best times from the attendees that day.
- Printed personal race results of your best track time of your flight.
FPV Drone Simulator
Want to fly professional FPV Canada courses from around the nation? This is your chance.
FPV Canada and Rotor Rush have partnered up to provide pilots and players with the ability to fly any race course from any of the chapters from across Canada.
This one of a kind, drone simulator mimics as close as it gets to the actual experience of flying a drone and attendees will be able to fly the 2nd Annual Canadian Drone Nationals course, virtually.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
10am - 5pm
Elementary School Program
Presentations & Workshops
Pilots Check-in and Course Practice
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
10am - 5pm
Workshops & Presentations
Championships Qualifying Rounds
IDRA Challengers Cup Qualifying Rounds
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
10am - 5pm
Exhibition Wing Race
Championships Final Rounds
IDRA Challengers Cup Final Rounds
Canadian Drone Nationals Event Tickets
EARLYBIRD SPECTATOR PASS
FIRST 200 TICKETS FREE
$10 to $20
CANADIAN DRONE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
QUALIFIED PILOT PASS
IDRA CHALLENGERS CUP
Open to all pilots