Winner of our FPV Freestyle Flow category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards, this mountain surfing piece by AirVūz pilot Gab707 reminds everyone why he's the king of long-range FPV mountain surfing. Although post-production tools do assist him with how steady his flight appears, Gab707's skills can't be overlooked. An avid hiker, you can bet that he climbed a good way up the mountain in order to get views like this.
Top FPV pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV travels the world making FPV freestyle videos and created this magnificent video from Mada'in Saleh, an archaelogical site in northwestern Saudi Arabia . With full permission from the requisite authorities, he gives us a unique view of one of the most iconic desert landscapes from the vantage of a quad-mounted GoPro. This was the Winning video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cinematic FPV category and was FPV Video of the Year.
Technical FPV in a Bando w/ Acrobatics and Gaps
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.
Wondering what FPV is? AirVuz put together a collection of videos explain what FPV flying and FPV drones are all about. Professional First-Person-View drone pilots are capable of creating epic videos with their racing drones that are can reach speeds up to 90 mph. These quadcopters can fly in tight spaces and upside down while recording HD footage. Like hobby drones, FPV drones are controlled with a remote and goggles that feed the view of the plane to the pilot. Flying FPV is a skill that takes a lot of practice.
Cinematic / Long Range FPV Above a Volcano
Only a couple weeks before the volcanic eruption on Big Island in Hawaii, AirVūz sponsored and Drone Racing League pilot Gab707 flew over the flowing lava before it erupted in spectacular fashion! Flying a quad above an active lava field ain't easy business, though. Gab had to trek for hours through tough terrain, fight strong winds, and avoid steamy volcanic chimneys in order to share this epic drone footage with us. Enjoy the unique vantage point provided by this long range flight!
Coverage of top FPV Pilot JohnnyFPV
Professional first-person view drone pilot, Johnny Schaer (aka JohnnyFPV) teamed up with instagram influencers Sam Kolder and ChelseaKauai in the Dominican Republic to film an epic drone video. This informative drone video explains where JohnnyFPV got his passion for drone racing and the potential he sees in these quadcopters. Sam Kolder was excited about the creative capabilities of FPV drones and had Johnny fly around him jumping off a cliff and performing other stunts.
Action Sports FPV
Action sports and FPV drones is one of the best combinations that this industry has to offer! In this edit by top drone racer and FPV freestyle pilot JohnnyFPV, watch as he follows some of the world's best freestyle skiers at the Audi Nines competition at the Sölden ski resort in Tyrol, Austria. This amazing FPV film was nominated for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018 and was our Winner in the Extreme Sports category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
FPV Diving a Skyscraper
The Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia is 220 meters (720 feet) of pure FPV building dive bliss. Home to the main Indonesian telecommunications company, it is the tallest of three towers in an office complex that was constructed beginning in 2012 and completed in 2017. It has a hypnotic LED display that runs the entire length of its exterior. In this epic flight, FPV pilot om.antonfpv shows us his talents as he dives the skyscraper during the day and the night!
Cinematic FPV in the Tropics with JohnnyFPV
Top first-person-view (FPV) pilot JohnnyFPV teamed up with social media powerhouse Sam Kolder to make this highly creative film from the island nation of the Dominican Republic. Watch as one of the world's top racing drone pilots puts his skills to the test flying around Sam Kolder, while Sam performs some pretty insane cliff jumps...It's cinematic FPV at its best, and all the more so for its stunning tropical location on the southern coast of this amazing island.
Action Sports FPV
Join FPV master airblastr while he races through the woods chasing a professional mountain biker! The lines and cinematic shots he's able to capture are one of a kind, as they were taken at a super-high speed that's only possible with a nimble, yet lightning-fast racing drone. This cruise through the woodland track around the biker will blow your mind (and perhaps push your heart rate up a few clicks as well). This video is a 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Technical nominee.
FPV Diving Europe's Tallest Skyscraper
The Lakhta Center, which was completed in 2018, stands nearly half a kilometer (460 meters, or about 1.5k ft.) above St. Petersburg, Russia. It is, by a significant margin, the tallest building in Europe. While it was being built, contributor and FPV pilot Controlflow took an epic dive down the building using a racing drone. As you watch it that the drone is being flown via video goggles at ground level. The dive has made itself a nominee in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards FPV Freestyle Technical category.
Dynamic FPV Freestyle Along a Roller Coaster
FPV drones allow pilots to get extremely dynamic footage that creates a fun, fully immersive experience for the viewer. Team AirVūz sponsored pilot Red-FPV had the opportunity to chase a rollercoaster at the amusement park, for which he enthusiastically put his multi rotor in the air, resulting in one of the coolest FPV freestyle videos of all time (and by the sounds of it, one of his favorites too!).
FPV Freestyle Reel from DRL Pilot Wild Willy FPV
Wild Willy FPV (Team AirVūz) is one of the top professional FPV pilots in the world! In this edit, he shows off his true skills through the drone experiences he gathered in 2017. All of the amazing places he was able to fly are compiled into this one drone video, including a demolished stadium, skyscrapers all over the world, vineyards, race tracks, and more! As we can see in this vid, this acommplished freestyle and racing pilot captures the best in FPV 'footy.'
FPV Freestyle in a Raw Urban Environment
Who doesn't love a good hotel rip? It's hard to say if this bad boy is abandoned or just under construction, but does it really matter if you can shred it like RidiN951? Blasting through this Southern California property he'll hit some insanely tight gaps just missing those steal beams that could destroy his quad at the speed he's flying. The powerloops, dives, and rolls are just as impressive.
FPV Freestyle Flow in a Scenic Setting
Set against an unbeatable backdrop of the rising pink sun and dozens of cherry trees blossoming in spring, SUSTOSFPV's had to be nominated in the Drone Video Awards FPV Freestyle Flow category. Flying a custom quad, he power loops and rips through the blossoms and around the large pagoda in, where else, but beautiful Tokyo, Japan.
Freestyle in a Bando
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!
FPV Freestyle Train Chasing
Way to put us on the edge of our seats, Wynn FPV! As this talented FPV pilot bravely speeds head-on towards a moving train, he abruptly waits until the last moment before they collide to pull his quadcopter up and out of danger. He teases the train, putting himself in a bit of a train sandwich (but providing the rest of us some killer footage).
FPV Freestyle in a Unique Environment
Rotorama Racing Team pilot and rebel jimmac does what every kid wants to do, when their mom makes them go shopping, in this super fun FPV freestyle session. He and his friends enter a sporting goods store after hours and take it over with quadcopters, BMX bikes, RC cars, skateboards, and a little basketball. Get on this FPV shopping spree with jimmac and friends then go check out his other rad FPV videos.
FPV Freestyle Train Chasing by DRL Pilot Nurkfpv
AirVūz pilot nurkfpv's most epic flight of 2017 was a winner in the 1st Annual AirVuzDrone Video Awards for the best Freestyle Drone Video, and it continues to pile on the views, comments, and deservedly, the accolades. Like a train heist you see in a movie, he unexpectedly lands his quad on top of the moving train he's chasing. It's a jaw-dropping fllight you have to see, although you just may find yourself ducking and flinching as his quad makes these bold FPV maneuevers. This flight has inspired many creative FPV flights.
Freestyle in a Bando by Top FPV pilot JohnnyFPV
DRL racing pilot 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. For obvious reasons, this video was voted to a win in the AirVuz Drone Video Award in the Freestyle category in 2017.
FPV Car Chasing for Commercial Footage
FPV drone pilots are beginning to get the attention of car companies and marketers, who see the power of using camera-mounted racing drones to film sports cars from the air. The perspective is unique, much different from the one afforded by gimbal-stabilized drones such as the DJI models. In this video, an advertising company teamed up with some top drone racing pilots to create commercial for a car dealer by chasing a car through the streets of Minneapolis.
Freestyle Dives Along Frozen Waterfall
Have you ever seen a drone video from the inside of a waterfall? Pretty sure you haven't... Not until now! FPV pilot airblastr had this crazy idea to fly through the icy curtain of a waterfall and he actually did it. No quads were harmed in the filming of this Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Cinematic nominated video.
Travel FPV in Ireland
FPV pilot itwillbefun, takes us on a tour of Emerald Isle in Ireland, making the most of his aerial vantage point. While there, he created this freestyle reel, which takes us through the isle's best features including its steep sea cliffs, mossy forest, calm seaside towns, and age-old ruins. Flying over the lush green landscapes, you realize how the isle got its name (and why this pilot has earned his handle as well).
Freestyle in an Abandoned Castle
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.
2018 Freestyle Reel from DVA Winner Red-fpv
An aerial FPV reel of epic proportions, we couldn't over look this compilation by Red-fpv for our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Cinematic category. This video has a little bit of everything - proximity flying, action filming, cinematic nature and landscape shots, plus a few editing tricks sprinkled in throughout-- making it the quintessentially well-balanced FPV reel. You're going to want to give this masterpiece a watch.
Long Range Flight over UNESCO Site
SustoFPV flew his racing drone over the waters at the southern tip of the Japanese island Honshu near Itsukushima Shrine; this landmark is the only shrine in the world to have been built over surface of the sea and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The breathtaking film shows off the shrine from every angle (like only an FPV drone can) was a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest and has been a favorite amongst viewers.
Micro Drone Freestyle in a School (DVA Winner)
We guarantee you've never seen micro drone footage quite like this! FPV pilot extraordinaire, KatsuFPV, teamed up with Japanese model group "Onnanocos" to create this brilliant drone video. Staged in a Japanese high school, he flew a 1.6" drone equipped with a RunCam Split Mini FPV camera through narrow gaps and around the school girls. The result is a creative, beautiful, and smoothly orchestrated flight. This video was a Winner in our Drone Video Awards' Micro Drone Angle Mode category.