When you think about your drone racing event, remember you will have at least three very different groups of people in attendance: Staff, the people putting on the event (that’s you!); Pilots, the people racing their drones; Spectators, the people watching the races. So, you not only have to plan what the race course will look like, but you must also plan for how these three distinct groups interact with each other and the drones on event day.

In this section, we will discuss how Planning can help to ensure these three groups have the safest experience possible. It will begin with Race Roles, where you will organize your event staff; followed by  Event Layout  and Safety Infrastructure,  where you will learn how to plan a safe space for everyone. Remember, there are still two other pillars (Procedure and Production) that are just as important.