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Drone Racing Championship Returns To The UK

The sport has been dubbed the formula one of the air, the drone racing championships returned to the United Kingdom.

Drone racing started in America several years ago, but has become an established sport in its own right in Britain.

Teams of four pilots had to fly drones around a marked looping racecourse that included some tight hairpin curves while wearing goggles that show them a live feed from the drone's camera. It's like a real-life video game.

The sport appeals to aspiring pilots and computer gamers who enjoy all the adrenaline of flight and a sense of escapism.

60 pilots made up the 15 teams; most of them had an engineer who could fix the drone, as crashes are inevitable.

Each heat comprised of four teams who race a drone each for eight minutes, each member of the team having to pilot for at least one lap.