Drone racing comes to Abbotsford’s Ag-Rec Building on Saturday.

Drone racing comes to Abbotsford’s Ag-Rec Building on Saturday.

Drone racing event landing in Abbotsford on Saturday

Ag-Rec Building hosting races all day long, free for public to check out

The drones are coming to Abbotsford on Saturday.

The Kwads R Us Westcoast FPV Racing season closing drone race event flies into the Ag-Rec Building with racers hitting the air starting at 10:30 a.m.

Competitors must have active Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) membership and their aircrafts must pass tech inspection at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to be approved to race.

The event will feature open and micro class races, with four or five drones racing at once. The goal for each racer is to make the fastest possible three consecutive laps in the allotted two minutes.

The top four pilots overall in each class then advance to the main finals, which will see the first pilot to complete three laps take home the championship. Previous events in the Kwads R Us season has seen events run in Yarrow, Surrey, Coquitlam and New Westminster.

Races can occur both inside and outside, but event organizer Joel said that the indoor events can be a lot of fun.

“Indoor races are more intense, more action and more crashing,” he stated. “It’s an adrenaline packed event.”

Spectators are free to take the event in at no charge.

For more information, visit multigp.com/races/view/?race=19082/.