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The San Jacinto Monument

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San Jacinto Monument

Lone Star Drones

One of the things which makes Texas amongst the most distinctive states is the fact that it was its own country for almost a decade before being admitted to the Union in 1845.  The Republic of Texas was declared in 1836, shortly before Sam Houston's troops decisively defeated Mexican forces in April, 1836 near San Jacinto.  The great battle is commemorated with the gigantic monument you'll see in this drone video by Lone Star Drones; completed in 1939, it's the world's tallest masonry structure.  

Dallas: Home of Big Sports

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An Aerial View of Dallas: A City Powered by Sports

AirVūz Official

Dallas, Texas, known as “The Big D,” is the center of the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex, one of the largest  metro areas in the United States. Thanks in part to recent investments in massive stadium complexes, Dallas-For Worth can lay credible claim to being the sports capital of the USA.  AirVuz produced this mini-documentary of the Dallas sports scene, which features aerial views of the impressive Dallas skyline as well as AT&T Stadium, Global Life Park, American Airlines Arena, and more.  

Caprock Canyons on the Panhandle

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Welcome to Caprock Canyons | DJI Mavic Pro

Feben Earth

Check out this stunning drone video from northern Texas, compliments of contributor Feben Earth.  The video was shot at the Caprock Canyons, on the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo.  Most of the canyons are part of  Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, the third largest of the Texas state parks.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video was undertaken to promote the Love Your Texas Campaign in coordination with Texas State Parks and Wildlife. This video, was a DVOW nominee in May 2019

Aerial Tour of Houston

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Houston, Texas

Lone Star Drones

Lone Star Drones put together this nice reel of his best drone footage from Houston, Texas.  Watch it for bird's eye views of the following locations of Greater Houston:  (1) the downtown skyline; (2) Minute Maid Park; (3) the Museum of Natural History; (4) Hermann Park; (5) NRG Stadium and the Astrodome; (6) Rice University; (7) the University of Houston; (8) the NASA Johnson Space Center; (9) the Port of Houston; (10) the San Jacinto Monument; (11) the USS Texas battleship; (12) the UofH's TDECU Stadium.      

San Antonio: Third City of Texas

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San Antonio: Downtown Vibes

Skyline Drone

Take a one minute aerial tour of San Antonio, Texas with this drone video by Skyline Drones.  The southernmost of the major cities of Texas, San Antonio is the state's second larger city - it's actually larger than Dallas, although as a metropolitan area it comes in third.  San Antonio is also the most historically significant city in the Lone Star State, and is home to the Alamo Fortress which played a critical role in the Texas war of independence from Mexico in the mid-19th century.

El Paso: Capital of West Texas

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Downtown El Paso Drone Video (4K)


Check out the city of El Paso, Texas from the air, compliments of contributor and drone pilot o_a_photography.  Located at the very western tip of the Lone Star State, El Paso is the largest city in the vast (although not precisely defined) area known as West Texas.  It's the sixth largest city in the state and the largest west of San Antonio, which lies about 900 km (550 mi.) away.  It is very much a border city and is tightly connected to its southern neighbor Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Railways and Windmills of West Texas

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West Texas & BNSF Railway


The vast but loosely defined area known as West Texas has only one city (El Paso) and that is at its extreme western end.  Apart from that, the most recognizable landmarks of this region are the railroads that cross it and the giant wind turbines built to capture the strong winds which sweep it.  Tampa Randy created this amazing drone video, capturing a stretch of the BNSF railway line and a backdrop of gigantic windmills.  Texas has one of the world's largest fleets of wind turbines.

Houston's Galleria: Williams Tower

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Williams Tower, Houston


Williams Tower is a skyscraper in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.  At 275 meters (900 ft) it dominates the low-rise architecture of this shopping and office district, which lies a few km/miles to the west of downtown Houston near the interchange of two of the city's busiest freeways.  At the time built, during Houston's oil boom in the early 1980's, it was the world's tallest skyscraper located outside of a central downtown zone.  Contributor Mavictraveler flew his DJI Mavic Pro drone to give us a look at all of its 64 floors.

Kilgore: East Texas Oil Field

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Kilgore, Texas: The World's Richest Acre


Texas is the USA's biggest source of oil.  While the first oil strike in Texas occurred near Houston in 1901, what really put the state on the map was the discovery of the giant East Texas oilfield in 1930.  The riches from this massive hydrocarbon find in northeast Texas made the town of Kilgore one of the country's wealthiest for a time.   In this video, Light and Drawing uses a drone to give us an aerial look at this small town which hit it big when the famed Daisy Bradford No. 3 well blew in on October 3, 1930.

Nighttime Aerials of Houston

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Nighttime Views of Houston, Texas

Bumble Bee Productions

One beautifully clear night, Contributor Bumble Bee Productions captured this amazing aerial footage of downtown Houston, Texas with his drone.  Long considered the energy capital of the world, most of its tallest skyscrapers were built as bank headquarters during the energy boom of the 1970's and early 80's.  The tallest of these is the 75 story JP Morgan Chase Tower.  When it was completed in 1981 as TCB Tower, the 305 meter (1,002 ft.) tall building was the tallest west of the Mississippi River.

Dallas at Night

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Nighttime Aerial of Downtown Dallas Texas

Cumulus Imaging

In this video, Texas-based drone pilot Cumulus Imaging gives us a nice aerial view of downtown Dallas.  The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is the largest in the state, and consistently the fastest growing major city in the USA.  The skyline of the city is extremely modern, dominated by several large skyscrapers in the core downtown area and the Reunion Tower (an observation tower distinguished by its massive globe-shaped top) on the outskirts.  

UT's Austin Flagship

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The University of Texas at Austin


Contributor Patrick_Nye used a drone to create this bird's eye tour of the University of Texas at Austin, the main campus of the UT system and one of the largest in the world.  The campus is visually dominated by its nearly 100 meter (about 300 ft.) Main Building.  Known as The Tower, it was the site of one of the earliest instances of a mass shooting in the USA: in 1966, an ex-marine sniper perched on the observation deck shot 16 bystanders to death and injured dozens more before being killed by police.

Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo

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Sunrise on Cadillac Ranch.

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One of the more unusual sights along the USA's famed Route 66 is an unusual sculpture near the town of Amarillo, the main city on the "panhandle" of northern Texas.  It's a "time-series" of all the major Cadillac models up til that time, buried nose-first in the sand so as to show the evolution of the brand's famous tailfins.  The project was the work of a 70's era avant-garde modern art group called the Ant Farm.  Check out this amazing site from above in this drone video by Mark59.

Dronie from Galveston

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Greetings From Galveston


In this video, contributor Light and Drawing takes their trademark flyaway shot to the Texas port city of Galveston.  The city is located on the eastern tip of Galveston Island, which lies in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Houston.  In the 1800's, Galveston was, for a time, the largest city in Texas.  In 1900, the city was virtually destroyed by a monster hurricane which killed as many as 8-10,000 people and is still considered America's deadliest natural disaster.  It's now protected by a gigantic seawall.

Quintana Bay, Freeport

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Quintana Bay

Feben Earth

Freeport, Texas is situated on the Gulf of Mexico coastline of Texas.  It lies down the coast (southwest of) Galveston, and almost due south of Houston.   A relatively young town, the economy of Freeport is driven largely by the petrochemical industry.  A large Dow plant was built here in the 1930's, and the chemical giant continues to to be the city's largest employer.    In this video, you will get a bird's eye of Quintana Bay, which sits between the town and the Gulf, compliments of contributor Bryce.  

Forests of East Texas

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Sam Houston National Forest

Feben Earth

Check out this bird's eye view of the Sam Houston National Forest near Houston, Texas.  While the Lonestar State isn't normally associated with forests, the fact is that forested areas abound in parts of eastern and southeastern Texas.  The Sam Houston National Forest was established to help protect one of these areas.  It's located about an hour drive north of Houston.  The forest is devoted to mixed use and hosts activities ranging from hiking to camping to hunting to boating.  

Droning America in the Big D

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Droning America: Dallas, TX

Droning America

In this episode of Droning America, hostess Angie Avestruz heads to the Big D - Dallas, Texas.  She teams up with local TV sports news personality Kaime Stroot to show us the sights and sounds of the great city in northern Texas - by drone.   In addition to the Reunion Tower, the M Line Trolley, and the Deep Elum District, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the most important spots in American history - Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963.

The USS Texas

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The USS Texas, Houston Ship Channel

Lone Star Drones

Seen here in this drone video by contributor Lone Star Drones, the USS Texas is one of the USA's most storied warships.  The only surviving US Navy Dreadnought style warship, it was launched on the eve of World War I and saw extensive combat in both World Wars.  Since 1947, she's been a floating museum, docked in the Houston Ship Channel just below the San Jacinto Monument.  The ship has appeared in a number of movies, notably as one of the main filming locations for the 2001 quasi-historical film Pearl Harbor.  

Profile of Houston's Droneworks Studios

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AV Focus: Droneworks Studios

AirVūz Focus

This episode of AV Focus is all about DRONEWORKS, a Houston-based husband-wife duo turned production company that specializes in aerial cinematography, 360/VR applications, and flying Casey Neistat from a homemade, sixteen-motor drone. With beginnings serving the energy industry and decades of experience, Justin and Elaine Oakes have built the Droneworks brand from the ground up, and continue to push the boundaries of aerial cinematography.

Corpus Christi and its Port

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Flying around Corpus Christi, Texas

Bumble Bee Productions

Check out this drone video of the port city of Corpus Christie, Texas, compliments of contributor Bumble Bee Productions.  Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, it's the eighth-largest city in Texas as of 2019.  The city's port was the site of a US Civil War battle in 1862, in which Union forces repelled a Confederate naval incursion to bombard the city. The current deep-water port, not technically within the city limits, was built in the 1920's.  Today, it's the home of the fifth-busiest port in the USA..  

NASA's Johnson Space Center

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Johnson Space Center, Houston

Lone Star Drones

Seen here in this video by Lone Star Drones, the Johnson Space Center is the most important center for manned space flight at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Located in the southeastern outskirts of Houston, Texas, its most famous moment was in July, 1969, when Mission Control here directed the Apollo 11 moon landing.  It's also been a filming location for a number of films, notably two of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990's: Apollo 13 (1995) and Armageddon (1998).