Polish Championship in the F9U 2022 category – Paweł Laszczak won the racing drone competition!

On Friday, November 25, the Polish Championship of FPV racing drones took place in the Gliwice Arena. During the all-day races, the three best racing drone pilots were finally selected.

At noon, a training session of racing drone pilots started on a specially prepared track, thus starting the Polish Championships. For the first time, a drone racing competition was organized in the hall on such a scale, in which the audience could admire both the LED-lit racing track and the glowing drones.

23 pilots from all over Poland joined the race, many of whom we could admire earlier during the series of Polish Cup races held at the turn of June and August this year. A technically difficult track awaited all the competitors, the obstacles of which were located both on the hall’s surface, on the excluded part of the stands, as well as those suspended in the air.

This time there was also a video transmission on a large screen located in the hall, where you could see shots from cameras placed on drones, i.e. the same view that racing pilots see in their special goggles. The whole was complemented by shots from the track, from the pilots’ zone as well as shots of commentators who led the gathered audience through the races, explaining, among others, the rules of the competition, the specificity of FPV drone flights as well as the current positions of the competitors in the competition table.

There were also additional attractions waiting for viewers throughout the day, such as: the Education Zone with a presentation of drones and flight simulators, which was conducted by the event’s partner, DRON.edu.pl. Thanks to the participation of another Partner of the competition, the Dronpol company, we could get acquainted with the possibilities of a specialist drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera. There was also a stand of students of the Silesian University of Technology from the High Flyers scientific club on that day.
During the break in the competition, the interview will be given by the judge of the competition, Przemysław Jakubczak, who will explain exactly how this type of races take place, as well as the pilot of the racing drone, Filip Kubiak, and the specialist in the drone industry, Mariusz Sumara.

As part of a parallel event organized by the Silesian Aviation Cluster held in the Arena Hall conference room under the name Silesian Days of Aviation and Drones, an all-day conference devoted to the broadly understood aviation industry was held.

After fierce competition during the Polish FPV Racing Drone Championships, the following players stood on the podium:
1. Paweł Laszczak
2. Antoni Daczka
3. Filip Kubiak

Congratulations to all winners! We invite you to watch a short interview with the Polish Champion – Paweł Laszczak right after his win.

➡We invite you to watch the video coverage of this event!

Organizator: World Drone Pilots Organization
Współorganizatorzy: Śląski Klaster Lotniczy, Województwo Śląskie, Metropolia GZM, Team FailSafe
Patronat honorowy: Ministerstwo Sportu i Turystyki, Prezydent Miasta Gliwice Pan Adam Neumann
Partnerzy: Arena Gliwice, Urząd Miasta Gliwice, Dron.edu.pl, Dronpol, LTA Design, Mojito Agencja Kreatywna, PsychoStudio, Let It Drone, NOBSHOP, Under Ant, FAI, Aeroklub Polska
Patroni medialni: Radio CCM, TVP3, TVS, Drones24.info, Dla Pilota, Nowiny Gliwickie