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Shuttered Industrial Site (France)

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Kill The Spot

Tomz FPV

Tomz FPV, is a Team AirVūz pilot who's constantly pushing the sport of Freestyle FPV. In this edit, he pilots the most thrilling lines at a very unique and appealing bando making this arguably one of his sickest flights of all time. Proximity? Check. Dives? Check. Speed? Check, check! With this flight he's rolled, power-looped, and driven himself into our Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Technical Winner's spot. 

Abandoned Mental Asylum (England)

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holmsie fpv

Is it just us or is this FPV flight just pure INSANITY?  Pilot holmsie fpv goes completely mental on this snow-covered bando that just so happens to be an old mental asylum.  Be warned...watching his crazy power loops through the rubble of this institution might make you a little loopy. 

Abandoned Development (Croatia)

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SLOW-MO CINEMATIC bando freestyle


Do you have a favorite bando spot to rip?  In this slow-mo cinematic extravaganza, FPV flier IronicGti takes us through his favorite bando in Croatia!  Sparkly broken glass shards, dank drippy hallways, and a crusty amphitheater are what make this abandoned place really shine. See it all in this brilliantly edited cinematic drone video.

Neglected Castle / Mansion (France)

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DAFT fpv

FPV pilot DAFT fpv's skills dominate in this castle bando freestyle session.  This abandoned castle has been completely gutted with its exterior walls and overgrown garden as the only evidence that it was once a place of grandeur.  Watch as he works those stix to fly effortlessly through the remains of this castle.

Shuttered Hotel (South Korea)

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Huge Abandoned Hotel in Korea


One of the world's top first person view (FPV) pilots, JohnnyFPV went to South Korea and happened upon this massive building complex bando.  As seen in this freestyle footage, there are quite a few vacancies in this spot.  He glides smoothly from floor to floor, and building to building in his classically juicy style full of perfectly executed flips, dives, and rolls...classic JohnnyFPV.  This video was voted a winner of the first annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Freestyle category in 2017.

Unfinished Office Development (Malaysia)

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RD210X FPV - Bandozilla

  • Trinco
    • 2.5k VŪZ
    • 36
    • 37
  • 3 years ago

The very talented Trinco claims this was the biggest and tallest abandoned building structure he's ever flown in.  What are the benefits of a big, bad bando when you're ready to launch your multi rotor for an epic flight?  Versatility, for starters.  In a FPV paradise like this you can race, freestyle, and dive without worrying about the limits and hazards other spots have. Plus, in an empty location like this, you get to be boss.  So go rip up that concrete Bandozilla!

Closed Cement Plant (Pennsylvania, USA)

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Abandoned Cement Plant - Winter Edition


Be amazed as FPV pilot AngeloFPV brings to life a scene that is otherwise pretty much done and dead.  This FPV rip sesh takes place at a cement plant that's no longer in operation, surrounded by dead trees and leaves from the winter cold.  Lucky for us, his sick FPV maneuvers lighten the place up a bit!

Adobe Falls (San Diego, California, USA)

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Unnatural Beauty


This FPV freestyle session from 2018 DRL champion and Team AirVūz pilot Nurkfpv features a bando...maybe not so much a traditional bando, but rather a bando that is more one with nature.  Coasting skillfully over graffiti-covered boulders, nurk raises a deep and important philosophical question for the FPV community: if something's simply tagged as such, does that really make it a bando?  Go home and think about that for a bit and let us know in the comments.

Shuttered Mental Hospital (Italy)

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Mental hospital

Confident FPV

This bando location give you two spots for the price of one. Confidnet FPV says it used to be a mental hospital where a few famous faces made a stop - what we love about the location is there are two abandoned buildings with an open, ghost-branch-filled space in between. Confident FPV lives up to the name and rips around tight corners in and outside of the buildings, showing off not only his skills but also the abundant graffiti surrounding the hospital walls. 

Vacant Tire Factory (Hannover, Germany)

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On the site of the old Continental Factory, where they used to make rubber tires, lies a few buildings that have been dormant since 1991. What used to consist of 30 buildings is now just down to a few, which will soon be torn down. The buildings in Hannover, Germany, are perfect bando finds; InfernoOX took advantage of the area to rip a few packs in this aptly named post-apocalyptic video. 

Derelict Hotel (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

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Abandoned Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik

Livyu FPV

Just outside of Dubrovnik, Croatia, stands Hotel Belvedere, now an abandoned, derelict shell due to extensive damage from the Croation War of Independence from the country of former Yugoslavia.  Film scouts for the Game of Thrones series found it's amphitheatre, facing the sea (and now adorning graffiti noting the Split soccer team), to be the perfect filming location for the final episode of Season 4 in which Prince Oberyn fights The Mountain.  FPV Drone pilot Livyu also found it to be the alluring spot for some FPV freestyle flying. 

Abandoned Factory (Sardinia, Italy))

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Bando Sardinia


Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Many different empires have reigned over this island nation that is part of Italy. CataFpv takes out his custom quad and rips this bando apart! Powerloops, barrel roles, and long shots up and down the terrain make this an entertaining watch. 

Closed Down Petrol and Coal Plant (France)

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Petrol & Coal

  • Fincky
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    • 19
    • 12
  • a year ago

Maybe the coal industry isn't quite going to see its revival any time soon but at least its fallen facilities provide for some intense FPV freestyle flights!  FPV pilot Fincky flies through the heavily graffitied skeleton of a former petro and coal plant.  His maneuvers are so quick you can barely tell which side is up and which is down — making this one epic bando flight!

Deserted Hospital (Croatia)

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Bando in the mountain // intro into 2019


Want to know the coolest thing about ripping through bandos? The pilot is making what was old new again - recycling at its most basic. Domi_FPV definitely earned that green star with this run through an old, abandoned home and the eerie woods that surrounds it. The editing tricks only make the piece that much better. See other videos like this one in our Best of Bandos FPV collection below. 

Dead District (Russia)

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Dead district, drone after drone


It’s not that out of the ordinary to hear of large real estate investment gone bad. One piece of the intricate puzzle deceives another and the whole deal falls apart. That’s supposedly what happened with the massive complex in this video. Bummer for the developers, awesome news for local FPV pilot craig_dt and his crew! They ripped up the abandoned complex, ironically once named “Legendary,” in this bando flight.

Abandoned Island (Adaman Sea)

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FPV - Bando Island

  • Trinco
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    • 9
    • 11
  • a year ago

The Andaman Sea is part of the eastern Indian Ocean and covers a total of 231,700 square miles. The Sea touches the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Breueh Island just north of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. FPV pilot Trinco found one of the many islands that is located in the sea to rip through, but this is not your average island video. This island is home to what once was a pristine resort that looks recently abandoned making it prime realestate for an awesome flight.

Abandoned Spaces in Milan, Italy

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New lines at Meda bando

Confident FPV

Bandos, oh bandos, how we love you. FPV pilots are always finding new ways to explore what would otherwise be sad, depressing buildings. Their skills allow us to see the deserted spaces in a new light. This smooth, bando flight by Confident FPV brings us outside of one of the fashion capitals of the world - Milan, Italy. 

Tunnels and Technical Flow

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Parasite FPV

Check out this aptly named bando FPV flight by Parasite FPV. He’ll hit up a graffiti-covered, below-street level walkway, then swiftly fly his mini quad to a building with plenty of jail cell-like beams for him to work on his technical flying. Finally diving the tall, cement tower nearby to the song with the same title by band AWOLNATION. This video isn’t full of flow or beauty, it’s not cinematic, it is a bando, technical rush. 

Cinematic Bando

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A Bando I respect.

Fsix fpv

FPV bando videos are always so impressive. Pilots have the unique ability to bring a run down, beat up, decrepit building to life. These spaces, once forgotten, are celebrated in the world of FPV. The crazier the abandoned building and its surrounding area, the better. FPV pilot Fsix fpv says he respected this particular bando, which is why he decided to film it with his GoPro Hero 7 and give it the cinematic touch it deserved. 

Touring Detroit's Bandos

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FPV Detroit


No other major American city ever grew as quickly or shrank so dramatically as Detroit.  From its peak around 1950, the population within the city limits has declined by well over 60%.  Among other things, it's resulted in thousands upon thousands of abandoned buildings - upwards of 70,000 by some counts.  If there is a bit of a silver lining here, it's become a bando heaven for first person view (FPV) pilots.  You'll get a taste of this phenomenon in this excellent "bando tour" by FPV pilot KittFPV.    

Abandoned Brewery

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Abandoned Brewery FPV Exploration

Livyu FPV

Bandos definitely make for the best location for several reasons. One, you can pretty safely say you won’t run into any one. Two, the wide open spaces, oftentimes filled with colorful graffiti, allow for some sick trick flying. Three, every time you go back you discover something new. That was definitely the case during this flight by LivyuFPV. Our FPV pilot flies back through a 100-year-old space he hasn’t been to in years, and records a 4K quality flight we certainly enjoyed watching.

Ford Ord (Monterey Bay, California)

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Fort Ord - Monterey Bay, California


See the former United States Army post, Fort Ord, in this FPV freestyle video by pilot InspireFPV.  The old post in Monterey Bay, California closed in 1994 due to a Base Realignment and Closure action and is now a national monument. Built in 1940, the land around the fort used to be a field-artillery target range and was thereafter considered one of the more attractive bases to be assigned to due to the proximity to the ocean and the calm California weather.

Ghost Town (Sicily, Italy)

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Ghost Town (literally)

Livyu FPV

FPV pilot Livyu FPV found an abandoned town in Sicily, Italy. According to the pilot, the area was abandoned after an earthquake in the 1960’s. It has very restricted access since the site is so fragile, but he walked right in when the gates to the area were open. Once spotted by security he asked if it would be ok to fly. As you’ll see he was able to secure his five minutes of freestyle, bando heaven.

Abandoned Schoolhouse

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Found this abandoned school and made a creepy video

Quincy Drones

You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find while searching for an abandoned place to fly through. Look at the location FPV pilot Quincy Drones found while out on the hunt. Set in the woods, the location includes a newer looking home that he says looked abandoned as well as a very, old school which clearly hadn’t been used in years. His creepy location and flying skills make this one great video. 

Abandoned Silos in San Francisco

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“Bayview Rise” - Abandoned Silos


These bando silos have an interesting history. Located at the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 92, these grain silos on Islais Creek were used to store the grain that was delivered by railway then loaded on to the ships for export. Since abandoned, they are now home to the Bayview Rise mural you see in this bando video by FPV pilot InspireFPV. He’ll dive and explore the urban location, giving us views of the bay and the beautiful murals all at once. 

Slaying an Office Park

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BANDO SLAYERS // Armattan Rooster & Chameleon TI


This one really is a best of bandos compilation by FPV pilot IronicGti. The gifted pilot absolutely shreds through some of the most damaged bandos we’ve seen, blowing through empty window panes, diving down cement sides, and through some eerily quiet trees, bare in the middle of winter. Get inspired to try out new bandos with this quick, freestyle FPV flight. 

Post Apocalypse Hostel

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☠☠Escape From Post-Apocalyptic Radioactive Hostel☠☠

Mr Eight FPV

The spooky, abandoned location and smooth flying are made all the better by the sound effects FPV pilot Mr Eight put behind the flight in this awesome FPV bando video. He’ll explore an old hostel, flying in and out of the graffiti-filled rooms and through the tight gaps the old furniture and crawling vines provide. He sets the tone with a creepy, haunting soundtrack that plays out perfectly with the location. 

Abandoned Golf Course Rip

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Abandoned Golf Course | Orlando


We’ve seen a lot of bandos, but nothing quite like this. This closed golf course in Orlando, Florida serves as the perfect location for a slow, mellow flight brought to you by ImpactFPV. He flew his custom long-range quad to grab most of the shots you’ll see in this video, built around an Armattan Chameleon 5 inch frame with TBS Mr. Steel 2345KV Silk motors. 

Forgotten Castles

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Historic, forgotten castles are some of the most interesting subjects drone pilots film. Many have well-known stories, others are just ruins after hundreds of years of neglect. This specific castle that FPV pilot zar fpv found happens to be one of the later. He gets up close and personal with the ancient fortress, bouncing off the walls, diving down the rocky sides, and looping around its outer edges in this Best of Bandos flight.

Abandoned and Desecrated Orphanage

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An abandoned and desecrated orphanage, that is where you’ll find mini quad pilot BlinKFPV.  Set on spectacular, wooded grounds this place is absolutely massive, some might say it’s a shame to see such a place go to waste. Luckily for us, BlinKFPV is bringing the complex to new heights and new life, diving the towers while barreling down the lines of the building’s straightaways. It’s a wild ride that may be worth revisiting come Halloween.

Close Proximity Bando Rip

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ScRaGgLe *BANDO* // armattan rooster rip


The abandoned location is next level. The size and scope of the area is massive and intimidating, the location may have been a small manufacturing community with the amount of buildings that are there. It’s also hardly standing, just the concrete framing and scrap metal remain. Pilot IronicGti absolutely shreds the area with a group of other pilots (you won’t believe the gaps he hits), earning himself an AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch nod in March of 2019.

Beastmode on an Abandoned Factory

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Old Factory in China / Best Flight EVER #justone

  • Gespar
    • 1.5k VŪZ
    • 39
    • 26
  • 2 years ago

Every great pilot knows it's all about location, location, location. That's why they spend nearly as much time scouting as they do working on the sticks. Gespar goes full on beastmode in this bando in China, ripping it up inside and out. His dives, proximity, and speed earned him a nomination in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards for FPV Freestyle Technical. 

Smoke Bombs and Bandos

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Smoking Graffiti || FPV Drone Racing


What. A. Spot. This smoked up, graffitied out, bando to end all bandos was absolutely ripped up by ShaggyFPV and his crew. Total Drone Xperience made the rip session possible at their “Loads” location. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to move at an incredible speed through a race course, then look no further than this smoke show. 

Avengers Filming Location

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Discovering an Avengers Scene


Taking her quad out and living like an Avenger for a day, that’s where you’ll find megmichaels3. She went out with NurkFPV and BauerOutage to a graffiti-filled bando that was used in a scene with Black Widow. She flies the scene with her FPV mini quad, then takes a ground camera inside to the exact location where the scene was filmed. If you’ve never seen the movie, fear not Meg included it in this edit.

Ripping a Nuclear Reactor Plant

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Drone inside nuclear reactor


This FPV video is eerie, technically challenging, and totally unique. Pilot craig_dt took his freestyle technical skills to an old nuclear reactor plant in Crimea, weaving his way through the old reactors that were never actually in use. Our pilot says the plant was supposed to start running in 1989, but was never completed after the Chernobyl accident. See the atomic power station from a bird’s eye view in this piece.

Mental Hospital Bando

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Mental Hospital in a Quiet Town (Pornwhoop)

Mr Eight FPV

Located in Volterra, Italy the now derelict Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra was founded in 1888 as a “ward for the demented.” By the 1950’s and 1960’s it was one of the largest asylums in Italy with over 6,000 patients, until it was closed in 1978. The psychiatric hospital was known for its brutal treatment of the inmates. This FPV bando flight by Mr Eight FPV shows the decaying and ominous building from inside to out. 

Locked Up Bando

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Well PROTECTED! | Italy


FPV pilots are naturally curious people. They take a small, flying object and tinker with it until it works the way they’d like. Then, they take it out to locations they’re curious about and take in the perspective from a bird’s eye view. ImpactFPV was on a train recently and had to check out this sweet bando tower, only to be caught by security. However, his footage survived the interaction making it so we all get to see the place that spiked his curiosity. 

5th Century Landmarks

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Bando in Athens!


Athens, the legendary heart of Ancient Greece, is dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks. The capital of modern-day Greece houses the hilltop citadel called the Acropolis which holds several ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon temple. FPV pilot SrTonyFPV headed to Greece and took his mini quad with him, but (smartly) did not fly through the ancient structure. Instead he and a friend found a different bando to shred, and rip it up they did. 

Castle Conquering

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Conquering the Castle

Nobody FPV

It’s not every day that you’re traveling to an FPV drone race and you stumble upon an old, dilapidated castle. However that is exactly what happened to pilots Nobody FPV and Ju5tbyChance when they were on their way to the Missouri Champion Drone Race in Columbia, Missouri. Although there aren’t any real castles of old in the United States (since the USA has no royal history) this bando definitely has all the same attributes any pilot would seek in a castle rip session.