The IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners!

The IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners!

The first annual IDE Drone Racing Cup was a tremendous success. The drone race was the hit of the International Drone Expo and attracted huge crowds and vast media attention.

Drone pilots battled each other on an extremely tight and technical course, with multiple gates and a huge structure to handle.

53 of the world’s top drone racers competed, with pilots flying in from across the United States to compete.



The IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners

The race winners took home these huge trophies



Ken “FlyingBear” Loo was crowned the champion, following a mid-air collision with James “jamestheripper” McGee in the second lap.

Take a look at FlyingBear’s winning race here –



Ken traveled from San Francisco for the race. Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with him coming soon!

Placing second was up and coming racer Ashton “Drobot Racer” Gamble. Ashton is just eleven years old! Be sure to follow him – he is definitely a name to watch.

In third place was Jarod “Rhodehunter” Rhodes of Bakersfield Multirotor (our MultiGP partners in putting on this race).



The IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners

Top three pilots Rhodehunter, FlyingBear and Drobot Racer



The winners received amazing trophies, plus awesome prizes from Emax, Space One FPV, and Multirotor Mania.

In addition to the main race, there was a special Connex Cup race for pilots using ProSight.

Here, Bapu “Bapu FPV” Madhu was the winner.

Jamie “BluJay_fpv” Bohn took second place in her first ever race. Jamie was also the only female pilot competing in the Cup.

Third place was awarded to Austin “The Kraken” Gossard.



The IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners

Mike Rosenberg of E.J. Krause who put on the International Drone Expo, Sarah Oneal of That Drone Show, Chris Thomas of MultiGP, and Mathew Stevenson of Bakersfield Multirotor with winners Bapu FPV, BluJay_FPV and The Kraken



Congratulations to the IDE Drone Racing Cup 2016 winners, and a huge shout out to all the pilots that took part. You had to be brave and talented to even attempt this course!

And thank you to the International Drone Expo for allowing us to put on one of the very few legal LA drone races.

We were proud to hold this race. If you are considering having a drone race at your event please contact us at or 887.866.3816