FPV Racing Team FRI:CK is the first drone racing club in the Republic of Croatia. In addition to organizing and participating in competitions majority of the time is invested in training and helping new pilots. From the initial two enthusiasts, today we have grown to a dozen active pilots, and we are getting new pilots at a higher pace.
In the winter part of the season, we hold a Drone Racing workshop in Dom Mladih, Rijeka, and having fun indoors with Tiny Whoop class. When outdoor temerature rises we start regular training at the current flight polygon in the open air at Klana, almost every weekend during the morning hours. We are preparing this year’s race season to be conducted throughout the Republic of Croatia. One of them will be held in the area of Rijeka, which we believe will provide an international character.
Educating new members is going better than planned, and we are somewhat surprised by the rapidly growing number of people interested in drone racing. With the help of Dom Mladih there is also an adequate amount of equipment for pilot training, and a small workshop for elementary school age started, including 3d printing their own frames. We are also involved in civil protection exercises on rescue work from ruins and search on inaccessible terrains.