Schedule of Events

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 Food Pavilion and Beer Garden, Sky Lab VR and Game Wonderland, 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).

[Friday Aug 5, 2016]


10am~5pm:  Governors Island: Race Village
Come watch as all the pilots get stick time on the course. This is where all the excitement begins and you can see all the behind the scenes action up close. Come and meet all the pilots and teams up close and personal in Pit Row. Bring a hat and sunscreen.

[Sat Aug 6, 2016]


10am~5pm:  Governors Island: Race Village
Drone racing action is in full swing at the racing village with non-stop heats in all the categories including drone, wing and freestyle. The entire racing village will be open, including Pit areas, food pavilion, Sky Lab and the trackside areas for upclose spectating.

[Sunday Aug 7, 2016]


10am~5pm:  Governors Island: Race Village
The day everyone’s been waiting for. Who will be the 2016 US National Champion? The best pilots will go head to head in high speed competition to compete for the crown and the glory. The Race village will be in full action with lots to see in pit row, VR Wonderland. Don’t forget to come hang out in the Food Pavilion and Beer Garden that’s right next to the track.

Quick Glance Schedule

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
Closing Ceremonies