Drone racing is now an established sport both in the UK and worldwide. In the UK 4 pilots each flying a racing drone compete around a course of flags and obstacles. It is a sport open to all and readily accessible as racing drones are now relatively simple and can be built cheaply.
These are operated on a First Person View (FPV) system but still need a visual observer for safety and to comply with CAA regulations. The drones are equipped with a video camera and transmitter which sends a live video feed to the pilot wearing a headset controlling the drone. The sport had developed rapidly with a World Championship and a global Drone Racing League for professional pilots flying drones of up to 90 mph.