Drone Racing in State College

South Hills School of Business & Technology has affiliated with Central PA Quad Racers (CPAQR) to bring sanctioned drone racing to State College.

CPAQR is headquartered out of Buzzard RC Field in Lock Haven, PA. They are Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sanctioned and a chapter of MultiGP Drone Racing, the world's largest drone racing league. The State College Branch of CPAQR is based out of South Hills.

Racers must be AMA members and must register with CPAQR prior to the race. All questions can be directed to Jeff Stachowski at jstachowski@southhills.edu or 1-814-234-7755.

What is FPV Drone Racing?

Drone Racing is a high-speed sport in which small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) remote pilots build extremely fast, agile, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that are used to fly competitively through a series of obstacles, flags, and/or gates set around a track. As with all forms of racing, the goal is to be the fastest pilot to complete the course, either by beating other pilots to the finish line or getting the best time on the track.

First Person View (FPV) Racing is a type of drone flying where pilots use cameras to fly drones as if they were sitting in the cockpit. Some FPV drone racers fly using FPV monitor screens, while others use specialized, virtual-reality FPV goggles for an immersive experience.