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Mountain Surfing Compilation

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FPV Mountain Surfing

AirVūz Soc...

Just as surfers ride giant waves with their boards, fpv pilots are surfing giant mountains with their quads. AirVuz put together a compilation of incredible FPV footage that these drone pilots are able to capture along the peaks and ridges of some of Earth's most impressive mountains. Whether it’s flying in a winter wonderland in Switzerland, diving Mt. Baker in Washington state, racing to the peak of France's Chamonix-Mont-Blanc,, the scenic footage these drone pilots capture is breathtaking.

DVA Finalist: Swiss Alps

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PIKA FPV - Switzerland Dreaming

PikaFPV...
  • PikaFPV
    • 1.8k VŪZ
    • 44
    • 25
  • over 1 year ago

Using the GoPro Hero 6, GoPro Hero 7, and GoPro Session on his custom quad, top AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot PikaFPV takes long-range to a new level in this (second annual) Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Flow nominated piece. As you will see, Switzerland is the perfect backdrop for his tight manuevering through jagged ravines and around the frozen tundra. Watching this flight will leave you feeling inspired to get out, rip a couple of packs and enjoy winter!

Other-Worldly Mountain Surfing

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Alt Horizon

MikeBishop...

The once-distinct worlds of gimbal-stabilized aerial videography and first person view (FPV) video content are slowly converging.  In one manifestation of this phenomenon, content creators who once relied exclusively on aerial platforms like the DJI Phantom and Mavic series are delving into the FPV world, using the greater speed and agility of FPV-equipped quads to create highly cinematic content.  Case in point is this magnificent "mountain surfing" FPV piece from AirVuz contributor MikeBishop.tv, the two-time Drone Video Award winner. 

Mount Etna, Italy

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PIKA FPV - Sicilia Dreaming

PikaFPV...

In this stunning video, drone pilot PikaFPV takes us on a long range flight in which he skirts around the hot spots and edges of a very active Mount Etna, on the east coast of Sicily, Italy.  This active volcano, along with its rolling steam and surrounding hills, was enticing enough to call to this pilot in a way that felt entirely ethereal.  His sweeping runs and graceful surfing along the ridges prove he can certainly make the most of the landscape around him.  That's why he was added to our FPV Pilots to Watch List on April 2020.

Chile's Andes Mountains

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El Comillo del Diablo (The Devil's Fang)

ChileVuela...

The GoPro Hero 8 is something of a game-changer for first person view (FPV) pilots.  With built-in stabilization, the new camera obviates the need for post-production image stabilization.  Witness this spectacular piece from top AirVuz contributor and FPV Pilot to Watch in January 2020, ChileVuela.  He mounted his GoPro 8 onto one of his racing quads and set out for a rock formation called the Devil's Fang (Quinquili) in Chile's Andes Mountains.  It's situated in the southern Araucanía Region, not far from the border with Argentina.  

Table Mountain, South Africa

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Floating down from Table Mountain

Dovescape_...

With a peak elevation of about 1.1k meters above sea level (around 3.5k ft), Table Mountain is a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The flat-topped mountain is a popular tourist attraction that, in 1998, then-President Nelson Mandela proclaimed the mountains a “gift to the earth.”  It's also something of a gift to first person view (FPV ) drone pilots.  Check out this fantastic FPV mountain surfing video of Table Mountainm compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Dovescape_fpv. 

Freestyle in the French Alps

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FPV Freeride through the French Alps

Daaaam06...

The breathtaking Alps outside of Nice, France were calling FPV pilot Daaaam06, and luckily he grabbed his high performance quadcopter and responded in kind: he made an epic mountain surfing flight, created a fantastic edit, and shared it here on AirVuz. These long-range flights require trust in both the drone and one's flying, and as far as we can see, Daaaam06 is up to the challenge.  Watch as he cruises along rugged and picturesque peaks, earning himself a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in March 2020.

Riding the Slovenian Alps

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Slovenian Alps

KoryFPV...
  • KoryFPV
    • 1.1k VŪZ
    • 18
    • 16
  • 10 months ago

The Julian Alps, or the Slovenian Alps, are what dreams are made of. Mountain peaks, picture-perfect lakes, stunning valleys, and blue-green rivers fill the region in northwestern Slovenia and dazzle all who visit. First-person-view (FPV) pilot KoryFPV takes us to the Julian Alps, specifically the Mangartska jama National Park in Strmec na Predelu. His mountain surfing skills are shown clearly throughout this piece, hitting his line and making the viewer feel like they are truly flying. 

Moab, Utah

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Looking Back

VerJan FPV...

The Castleton Tower (also known as 'Castle Rock), near Moab, Utah is a world famous subject for photography and rock climbing, and so it makes perfect sense that it would be a killer backdrop for FPV flying too.  Top FPV pilot VerJan FPV practically owns these skies, considering his great flights over Utah and Colorado, and we claim this vid as our new fave from him.  He gives us a rear-view perspective of his flight around the 1000ft high bedrock tower, and to show our appreciation, we placed him (again) on our FPV Pilots to Watch list in January 2020.  

Mountain Surfing in the Pyrénées

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WINTER MAGIC - Snowy Pyrenees x FPV Drone

vasiliz...

When you have the jawdropping Pyrénées practically in your backyard and a nimble quadcopter for cruising around them all, you get to capture incredible FPV drone footage like this, uploaded by the FPV pilot vasiliz.  In this long range mountain surfing masterpiece, he peacefully glides along the famed ridges, coasts over the tree tops, and dives elegantly over the rugged peaks.  We felt at peace after soaking up the juicy flow, and for that, we felt it was only right to place Vasiliz on our February 2020 FPV Pilots to watch list.  Bravo Vasiliz!

Mountain Surfing: Sunrise and Sunset

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From dusk till dawn

docl8...
  • docl8
    • 1.6k VŪZ
    • 12
    • 11
  • about 1 year ago

AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot docl8 put together this stunning long-range FPV mountain surfing video that will leave your head spinning.  As the name hints, the video was shot at the beginning and end of the day; impressively, only two Lipo batteries were used to create the piece.  Smoothly flying within a dozen inches of the mountain side, the video opens with sunrise shots along the rocky ledges and goes from there.  This was an easy selection for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in June of 2019.

Eastern Swiss Alps

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Speed

swiftfpv...

We've all seen the relaxing, sweeping flights over the tree tops and along the mountain ridges, but when drone pilot swiftfpv geared up his racing quad to make this epic flight, he didn't hold anything back.  Cruising along the scenic vertical limits found in the Swiss Alps (near the border with Liechtenstein), he also dives down the cliffs and minds the rocky gaps, never slowing in his high-speed manuevers.  It was a breathtaking flight, indeed, and it placed him on our FPV Pilots to Watch list in February 2020.

Soaring Above the Sierra Nevadas

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Cloud Surfing the Sierra Nevadas

nikofilmz...

Ok...watch this fantastic 29 seconds of awesomeness which got top AirVuz content creator and first person view (FPV) pilot Nikofilmz on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in March, 2020.   Our contributor and his flying buddy Carter fly in formation high above the Sierra Nevadas in Sequoia National Park.  Keeping another quad "in frame" is not easy, and far less so when you're surfing California's gigantic mountains.  The view of the lead quad makes for some very impressive visuals, demonstrating the incredible creative potential of top FPV pilots.  

Easter Morning Mountain Surfing in Norway

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Easter Mountain Surfing Norway

Lervik FPV...

Name a better way to spend a Sunday morning than gliding over the snowcapped, untouched mountains in perfect sunlight. We’ll wait.  AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Lervik FPV took his mini quad out into the pristine, Norwegian mountains on Easter morning to get a little surfing time in on the sticks. This video definitely gives you all of the eagle-like feels you’d expect from a great, mountain surfing run.  For its merits, this video was tapped for the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in May of 2019.

Chamonix, France

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1 pack before the thunderstorm

Menga FPV...

Most pilots fly long-range while other pilots prefer to get up close to the mountain they are surfing. Menga FPV is of the later category, mountain biking for two hours in order to hit this location. There’s something to be said about working for your spot and this video says it all. The only downside was that by the time Menga FPV got there a thunderstorm was rolling in, meaning only about 10 minutes of flight time to capture this footage.  This earned him a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2019.

Beyond the Clouds

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The Land Beyond The Clouds

Cst FPV...
  • Cst FPV
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    • 12
  • 12 months ago

All we can say is, “wow.” The location that AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Cst FPV found for this latest flight is absolutely phenomenal. From the greenish, gray tint of the rocky cliffs to the jagged rocks of the mountain themselves, the clouds that drift across the frame and cling to the land and the opaque lighting that hits the camera, it is all perfect for FPV. Add a skilled pilot, some music, a little editing, and it's no surprise that this was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in July, 2019.

Gateway to the Rockies

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S.U.R.F.I.N.G. Mountains

Stealth...
  • Stealth
    • 1.0k VŪZ
    • 16
    • 19
  • about 1 year ago

Lyons is a Statutory Town in Boulder County, Colorado, U.S.A. with just over 2,000 citizens as of 2010. Located near the St Vrain Creek and Rocky Mountain National Park, it is sometimes referred to as “The Double Gateway to the Rockies.” In this piece, AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Stealth takes us mountain surfing over the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, taking in the colors, views, and foliage unique to the area with his mini-quad.  His efforts earned him a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in May of 2019.

Cinematic Flight through the Dolomites

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Cinematic FPV - DOLOMITES, Italy (DJI FPV)

AurelFPV...

There aren’t many places in the world that garner views quite as stunning as those captured around the Italian Dolomites. The sheer cliffs, deep valleys, and incredible range of the mountains make quite the setting for pilots to fly over. We love this first person view (FPV) flight by AirVuz contributor and pilot AurelFPV. Shot on a perfect day that was filled with low-lying clouds, autumn colors, and a light pink sunrise, the piece moves quickly due to those visuals plus the pilot’s dynamic flying skills. 

Surfing the Jura Mountains, Switzerland

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Aiguilles de Baulmes - FPV Cinematic - Switzerland

Flying Sql...

AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Flying Sql earned himself a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list with this beautiful mountain surfing piece from Europe's Jura Mountains.  This was his first test of the new DJI FPV system, which gives FPV pilots much higher resolution goggle footage over longer ranges and gives them the ability to better visualize their flying environment in order to create the most cinematic footage.  The video was filmed in Aiguilles de Baulmes, a masif of the Jura's in Switzerland.

Air to Air Mountain Surfing

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Destination Unknown | FLUX and KerniFPV Race Drone Formation

KerniFPV...

Sometimes the most inconvenient and unknown destinations can create the most memorable videos. The trip FPV pilot KerniFPV took was turned upside down when the weather would not cooperate, sending only rain and clouds when all they needed was a few hours of sun. However, the dense fog covering the mountains and littering the forest floor makes for a really cool, eerie piece. The air-to-air, tracking action just adds to the overall feeling of being followed into the unknown.  This was an FPV Pilots to Watch list pick for August, 2019.  

Flight through a Glacier

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Dragonstone - First person view dragon flight?

Gab707...
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    • 18
  • about 1 year ago

With the final season of the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" having aired this year, just about everyone has been feeling inspired to create something dynamic in homage to the awarding-winning show,  and that includes cinematic first person view (FPV) drone king Gab707. This mountain surfing flight, set to the score for “Dragonstone,” is a gorgeous, dragon-inspired flight by the AirVūz and DRL pilot. In it, he runs straight through a glacier in the Alps Mountains!    This video made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in April, 2019.

Phang Nga Mountains, Thailand

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Phang Nga Mountains

bilsonfpv...

Phang-Nga is a notorious part of Thailand, renowned for its clear waters, snow-white beaches, and colorful reefs. The mountains there are carved by thick rivers and covered with jungle brush, while the bays are defined by their aqua color and limestone cliff sides. You can see the magical island for yourself in this mountain surfing flight by FPV pilot bilsonfpv who brings us on a short but cinematic journey through the province in southern Thailand.  This video earned him a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in June, 2019.

Surfing through Clouds

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Mountain Line - Cinematic FPV

Felix Math...

This mountain session is impressive to say the least! Take a cruise down the sharp edges, rocky hills, and incredible peaks that stick out through the clouds in this FPV video by Felix Matheron. The advent of long range mountain surfing has really changed the game as far as cinematic FPV is concerned and this mountain line is certainly one of the pieces that will impress audiences for some time to come. This highly cinematic piece earned the talented contributor a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in September, 2019.

The Italian Alps

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First Snow

L. Morandi...

Taking us on a wicked awesome ride through the Italian Alps is talented AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot L. Morandini. In this epic video, which was tapped for the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in November of 2019, he’ll show us just how powdery fresh the Alps can be after the season’s first snow. It's scenes like this which have created one of the world's strongest skiing scenes, and which has been the birthplace of the emerging branch of cinematic FPV flight known as FPV mountain surfing. 

California's Mt. Whitney

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FPV Filmz - High Mountain Proximity

carterfilm...

First person view (FPV) mountain surfing requires considerable piloting skills; there is generally no recovering a racing quad that crashes cruising along a mountain ridge.  Flying "in formation", with one quad chasing another, ups the difficulty and the stakes even further.  That's what makes this piece from FPV Filmz so incredible.  The video features footage from two very skilled FPV pilots flying in tandem on California's Mt. Whitney, the the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States.

Glacier Surfing in the Alps

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HYPERCINE - Glacial Breath

Cst FPV...
  • Cst FPV
    • 1.1k VŪZ
    • 13
    • 20
  • 10 months ago

Any first person video (FPV) pilot will appreciate this piece by AirVuz contributor Cst FPV,, in which he takes us "surfing" over some epic glaciers in the Alps Mountains.   3000 meters or 1.8 miles high. He visited the spot while on vacation and created a moment he says was one of the best experiences of his entire life. The freestyle adventure around the glacier is smooth, cinematic, and relaxing for any viewer - FPV fan or not - that is why we put him on our list of FPV Pilots to Watch in September of 2019.

Swiss Alps

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Fly it while you can!

docl8...
  • docl8
    • 468 VŪZ
    • 10
    • 10
  • 5 months ago

If you're not skiing the slopes in the beautiful Swiss Alps, the next best way to enjoy them is to cruise over them via a first person view (FPV) racing drone flown by someone like AirVuz contributor and pilot Doclate's.  Watch his sweeping lines follow those of skiers from earlier in the day, as well as his long range mountain surfing over those alpine scenes. With a storm apparently on the horizon, he made every minute count to sneak this breathtaking flight in, and for that, we put him on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in February 2020.

Twilight Mountain Surfing in the Alps

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Night Rider

Gab707...
  • Gab707
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    • 10
  • 6 months ago

We all know that first person view (FPV) mountain surfing requires some very skillful piloting, but how about mountain surfing during the low-light twilight hours?!  And who better to take this on than top drone racing pilot Gab707, who can lay a fair claim to have invented the genre of mountain surfing?  Check out his fantastic piece from the Swiss Alps, where a delay in finding a suitable takeoff spot led to a loss of daylight hours.  This video earned Gab707 a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in January, 2020.  

Mountain Surfing in Spring Snow

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The Spring Snow - Golden VAL

Golden VAL...

Spring snow in the mountains evoke mixed emotions; it's great if you're a skier, not so much if you're a hiker.  How about if you are a first person view (FPV) drone pilot?  If you ask contributor and FPV pilot Golden VAL, he's say "bring it on". He takes full advantage of the snowcapped hills and rolling clouds to bounce around the rocky edges, flow over the trees, and summersault down the mountain sides in this highly visual and entertaining flight; this video made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in April of 2019.

Surfing Sicily's Mountains

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Flying Sicily Mountains

Livyu FPV...

The Italian island of Sicily is well known for its seductive beaches, stunning coasts, and historic towns.  And its mountains.  Mount Etna is the highest and most famous of the Sicilian mountains, but there are many more volcanic mountains to see.  Enter AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Livyu FPV.   In this video, he takes us over some of the island’s incredible volcanos and mountains, earning himself a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in July of 2019.

Space Mountain

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Space Mountain 🚀👾

Orbi_fpv...

For a quick journey up Space Mountain, you need only soak up the fantastic FPV goodness found in this drone video by pilot Orbi_fpv.  He uses the always stunning Swiss Alps as his setting for some unbelievable long range mountain surfing, and we're telling you the footage is so incredible it stands on its own, without the need for an audio track.  We watched this freestyle masterpiece on a loop and decided this guy had a one-way ticket to our FPV Pilots to Watch List in April 2020.  Bravo on this cinematic gem, Orbi_fpv.

Surfing the Bavarian Alps

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FPV Flying over the top of Germany

Ferdigraph...

The art of mountain surfing is when a first-person-view pilot takes their customized mini quad out to the mountains and flies in as smooth a fashion and as close to the terrain as possible. The pilot tries to surf the mountain side like a surfer takes on a wave.  In this piece, FPV pilot Ferdigrapher took his long range rig out to the Germany's Bavarian Alps for this mountain surfing flight, featuring both nature and a man-made building on top of the peaks.  This was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2019.

Colorful Colorado

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Beautiful Colorado!

JZFPV...
  • JZFPV
    • 304 VŪZ
    • 16
    • 5
  • 7 months ago

Check out this incredible, cinematic first person view (FPV) flight by pilot JZFPV. He’s taken his mini quad skills out to the great Rocky Mountains of Colorado to test out his mountain surfing abilities. He’ll fly tight to the mountainside and float over the gushing rivers, surrounded by boulders, then up over the evergreen tree tops. Looks like he passed this test with colors.  For its excellent display of flying and editing skills, this video was picked for the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in November, 2019. 

Winter in Southern France

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Standing in a frozen lake - FPV

Hector.fpv...

Being able to stand on a frozen lake is one of winter's priviledges, and FPV drone pilot Hector.fpv made the most of it from this very scenic perch, the frozen Lake El Passet in the Porté-Puymorens region in southern France. The fresh snow gave him a clean slate for launching his quad and capturing the fantastic views of the surrounding Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees.  His take on the breathtaking winterscape caught our attention and secured his spot on our Pilots to Watch list in January 2020.  Bravo, Hector.FPV!

2019 Finale in the Alps

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Hello, Winter [Cinematic]

Cst FPV...

We’re heading out to the Alps for one last time this year with talented AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Cst FPV. Opening with wide, darker shots of the European mountain range, he’ll transition to the type of mountain surfing we all love to see at the forty-second mark, taking us along the peaks of the range where the snow is untouched and the dawn breaks. This incredible mountain surfing, long-range flight landed Cst FPV on our AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in December of 2019. 

Mercantour National Park

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Drone FPV Mid Range with Dji HD (Alpes)

FaroùkFPV...

French FPV freestyle pilot FaroùkFPV admitted there was a fair amount of stress while creating this breathtaking long range footage in the Mercantour National Park, north of Nice in France. Nonetheless, he got the job done with a help of a good friend, and he cruised through this alpine landmark, known for it's mountains, gorges, and picturesque lakes.  The final product feels like a dreamscape for the happiest of birds, so we felt like it was time for his first appearance on our FPV Pilots to Watch List in January 2020.  Bravo, Faroùk! 

Surfing the French Alps

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FreeFlight - Alpine Stroll

Nicolas Ga...

The French Alps of the Alps mountain range are located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions. Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and highest in Western Europe, is located in France. Talented FPV pilot Nicolas Gaillard soared through the French Alps in this long-range, mountain surfing mini quad video. However, this piece isn’t all just about the scenery, he’ll take us out to the ski jumps towards the ninety-second mark. This video made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in May of 2019.

Surfing Italy's Mountains

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Fpv Freestyle Dive mountain

vito losit...

First person view (FPV) mountain surfing is the art of flying an FPV racing quad down the side of a mountain almost "surfing" it like a wave.  For a great example of this exciting FPV sub-genre, check out this FPV mountain surfing video by AirVuz contributor vito losito. Our pilot absolutely loses his mind heading full throttle down the mountainside and over the lush, green trees. It’s a lesson in “go big or go home.” For his efforts, our contributor earned a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2019.

Mountain Surfing the Alps

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Thank You Alps

Baufritz...

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe. Most people know the Alps due to their strong cultural identity of framing, cheesemaking and woodworking that still exists in Alpine villages. The beauty of the mountains, as well as the mountain citizen’s favorite pastime of skiing and snowboarding, can be seen from above in this first person view (FPV) mountain surfing video by AirVuz contributor Baufritz, which earned him a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list.

Giau Pass, Dolomites, Italy

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Passo Giau - Cinematic FPV

sten...
  • sten
    • 296 VŪZ
    • 14
    • 8
  • 11 months ago

Passau Giau, or the Giau Pass, is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites. Located in the province of Belluno, Italy it connects the Corina d’Ampezzo with Colle Santa Lucia and Selva di Cadore. With an elevation of over 7,000 feet the location is just screaming for someone to come and film a cinematic mountain surfing flight through it. Enter AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot sten, who captured the passes beauty in this dynamic 4K flight, winning a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2019.

FPV Views of the Swiss Mountains

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CINEMATIC FPV - Flying over Switzerland

dannyemcge...

This drone flight through the countryside of Switzerland, is incredible. Using his cinematic FPV skills pilot dannyemcgee takes us through one of the most idyllic locations in the world with his mini quad. Opening with shots through the Alps Mountain range, he'll head down the ravines that surround the mountains and jetting down glacial waterfalls. He’ll then pass over small, mountain villages and back over the mountain peaks at sunset.  This video earned a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in October, 2019.

Back to the Mountains

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I'm Back!

vasiliz...
  • vasiliz
    • 711 VŪZ
    • 17
    • 11
  • about 1 year ago

As he puts it, FPV pilot vasiliz is back at it and showing off in this mountain surfing video. The Drone Video Awards FPV Freestyle Flow nominee is floating and barreling over the mountains, fully green with foliage in summer. His skills as a pilot are showcased throughout, even though he says he was feeling a bit rusty during this flight. It’s an epic location in the hands of a great pilot, and we’d definitely recommend giving this video (which was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in July, 2019) a watch.  

Surfing the Pyrenees Mountains

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BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS - LONG RANGE FPV ❄️

KristianFP...

Take a ride through the Pyrenees with first person view (FPV) pilot KristianFPV. In this long range flight, he’ll take on the famous mountain range as fall turns to winter, lightly blanketing the mountains in snow. The Pyrenees Mountains separate the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe, serving as the natural boundary between Spain and France. The range is rich in timber, as you can see in this FPV video.  Filmed with long-range FPV equipment, this video made the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in November, 2020.

Carpathian Mountains, Romania

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SAIL

Suciu Adri...

The Făgăraș Mountains are the highest of the Southern Carpathians of Romania. Within the range is Bâlea Lake, a glacial lake that lies at just over 2k meters above sea level (a bit under 6.7k ft.). It is there that we find AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) FPV pilot Suciu Adrian as he tests his quads capabilities above the snowy mountains that surround the lake. He’ll mountain surf the peaks, then track a snowboarder with his quad as they both head down the untouched terrain.

Mount Garfield, Colorado, USA

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Cinematic "Long Range" - Mountain Surfing

WestPsydeF...

We didn't think mountain surfing or cinematic FPV could get any better, until we saw them blended together in this edit by WestPsydeFPV. Man were we pumped! The breathtaking views and superman-like feelings we've come to expect with mountain surfing were made all the more entertaining by the cinematic qualities of the edit. His color filters, speed and reverse editing skills and a music selection that was most definitely spot on jumped this piece into our Pilot's to Watch list for the week of March 8th. 

Surfing the Spanish Pyrenees

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Further // Winter Wonderland

vasiliz...
  • vasiliz
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    • 39
    • 17
  • over 1 year ago

Top contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot vasiliz lights up the Pyrenees Mountains region with this highly cinematic FPV piece.  He uses his tremendously smooth flying skills to his advantage in this piece as he takes us over the snow-capped trees, diving down the mountains and through an empty chair lift.  Demonstrating the power of cinematic FPV to give us a new perspective of our world, this video was picked as a Finalist at the second Annual Drone Video Awards for FPV Freestyle Flow. 

Three Countries in the Alps

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The Alps

KoryFPV...
  • KoryFPV
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    • 24
  • 10 months ago

This mountain surfing video is straight out of any first person view (FPV) drone pilot’s wildest dreams. A set of stunning locations in three countries in the Alps, a professional level cinematic set up, and liquid smooth runs landed this flight by KoryFPV on our AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in September of 2019. The film features the great mountain ranges in Slovenia, Austria and Italy taking us over the snow-covered peaks, down the rock faces to the glacial lakes, and across the foliage covered bases of the formidable mountains. 

Chamba-Montblanc, French Alps

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Big Mountain Dive - FPV long range - Quadcopter

Menga FPV...

Long-range first person view (FPV) mountain surfing looks so easy, and that’s the whole point.  AirVuz contributor Menga FPV couldn’t just drive up to these mountains, he had to ski his way in. Once he was on the rocky, snow-covered peaks he (like other pilots) had to deal with the blinding white of the snow while keeping his proximity tight and his flow smooth. Did we mention the cold fingers? It’s a task, but when done right it looks so good and so simple - just how pilots like Menga FPV want it to look. 

Matterhorn, Swiss Alps

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Epic Long-range Drone Flight - Uncut

beeb FPV...

To see the possibilities inherent in long range first person view (FPV) drone flight, look no further than contributor and FPV pilot beeb FPV.  He mounted a GoPro Hero 7 HD camera to a racing quadcopter and conquered nothing less than the mighty Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps.  In four minutes, he was able to reach the famously symmetrical peak, which stands almost 4.5k meters (about 14.7k ft.) above sea level.  That left enough battery power to safely return the drone and its fantastic footage.  

DVA Winner from the Alps

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The Cold Edge of the World

Gab707...
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Top AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Gav707 can make a credible claim to have invented the genre of cinematic FPV mountain surfing, in which long range FPV gear is used to capture some of the world's most spectacular alpine scenery.  This incredible video is a prime examples of his pioneering work in this area is this piece, which included some very skillful post-production stabilization editing.  This video was picked as the Winner in the Freestyle Flow category at the second annual Drone Video Awards.  

Park City, Utah

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Long Range | Snowboarding | Utah Never Disappoints!

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Really good long range flying is not as easy as these guys make it look and we're not just talking on the sticks. Oftentimes there are mile-long hikes through the elements involved in order to get the best, most cinematic shots. Hikes like the one JZFPV says he took to create this piece. He says "Utah never dissapoints," we say neither does JZFPV. Speed, flow, accuracy, and perfect shot-framing make this flight and edit one for the books. This was an FPV Pilot to Watch video in January of 2019.

Surfing France's Vercor Mountains

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Vercors

Tomz FPV...
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Check out this fantastic first person view (FPV) mountain surfing piece from the mountains of France, compliments of former Drone Video Award winner Tomz FPV.  He was able to get some incrediby smooth footage out of his long-range Crossfire TBS setup over the Vercors Mountains.  The Vercors are a series of mountains and plateaus situated across the Isère and Drôme departments in the French Prealps, the "foothills" chain west of the Dauphine Alps.  The Vercors have elevations up to about 2.3k meters above sea level or around 7.7k ft.  

Pennine Alps, Italy

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Valkyrie's Ride [Cinematic]

Cst FPV...
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In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie choses who will live and who will die on the battle field. It's a perfect name to use for this epic first person view (FPV) mountain surfing video from Italy by AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Cst FPV.  It was filmed near the town of Ayas in the Aosta Valley, a region of northwestern Italy.  Covered by the Pennine Alps (a subchain which is home to some of the tallest peaks of the entire Alps system), it's a stunningly beautiful environment for flying an FPV racing quad.  

Surfing Sicily's Great Volcano

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Etna Volcano | Between The Clouds

Livyu FPV...

You'll get an entirely new perspective of the volcanic Mt. Etna on the Italian island of Sicily with this amazing irst person view (FPV) video by Livyu FPV.  With an elevation of about 3.3k meters above sea level (about 11k ft.), Mount Etna is the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps; it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2013.  In the video, the pilot uses long-range video and RC transmission to take on this fearsome monster with a racing drone, earning a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August, 2019.

Surfing the Alps

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Flying his first person view (FPV) racing drone out over the mountains of Switzerland, AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot doclate says this was one of his best sessions of the summer. The Swiss Alps are, undoubtedly, one of the greatest locations in Europe to take a mini quad out to mountain surf. It’s easy to see why he loved this run because of the smooth ride coupled with the lines he’s running and dives he’s taking in this video, which made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in March, 2020.  

Surfing through the Gaps

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Cruising some Rocky Mountain Landscapes

Ewalt_FPV...

For a great example of some highly cinematic first person view (FPV) mountain surfing footage, check out this piece by top FPV pilot Ewalt_FPV.  Throughout the video he makes great use of the "gap" shot starting with an epic one right at the beginning (you have to watch it to appreciate it).  See how he uses the tight spaces along the mountain ridges for dramatic effect - you find yourself asking "will he or won't he" and when he does, it's highly entertaining.  So much so that it made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in June, 2019.

Surfing Potosi Mountain, Nevada

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Mt. Potosi Vegas FPV Mid Range Mountain Runs

JU5TbyCHAN...

Situated about 50 km (around 30 mi.) southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada in the Spring Mountains, Potosi Mountain rises to a height of about 2.6k meters above sea leval (around 8.5k ft.)  The mountain was the site of a famous 1942 TWA plane crash that killed 22 people, including actress Carole Lombard.  AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot JU5TbyCHANCE explored the area with his custom FPV setup on his last day flying around Vegas; this resulting video earned him a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in February, 2019.

Surfing and Diving the French Alps

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Some dives in the Alps

vltluigi...

This video is not “just some dives in the Alps,” it’s a ride through one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world. AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot vltluigi takes us to the French Alps where he will perform plenty of dives, but will also take us around the lush forest that surrounds the peaks. It’s one of those pieces that seems so simple, yet is incredibly captivating in a way that only mini quads can be.  This video was tapped for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in September, 2019.

Flying a GoPro Hero 7 in the Alps

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Hypersmooth Mountain Drone Cloud Surfing - Gopro Hero 7 Black 4k

KerniFPV...

Since the beginning of the Drone Age, Europe's Alps Mountains have been a huge draw to drone pilots.  Initially it was pilots flying gimbal-stabilized aerial videography platforms from the likes of DJI, but in the past couple of years the mountains have equally become a draw for FPV drone pilots seeking to capture their spectacular beauty through FPV "mountain surfing".  A great example of the latter can be found in this excellent piece by AirVuz contributor KerniFPV, which was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in April of 2019.

Montagne Sainte-Victoire, France

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Montagne.

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Top AirVuz contributor and 2018 Drone Racing League (DRL) Champion nurkfpv created this stunning first person view (FPV) video from a famous mountain in Southern France.  It's called the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and it's a mountain ridge which runs about 18 km (around 11 mi.) on an east-west axis, beginning at a point a few km/mi east of Aix-en-Provence.  The mountain featured prominently in the paintings of the great Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne, and later inspired the work of Pablo Picasso.   

Buachaille Etive Mòr, Scotland

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Buachaille Etive Mòr - The Full FPV Journey!

ARI3S FPV...

Check out this highly cinematic first person view (FPV) video of one of the most iconic sights of Scotland, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot ARI3S FPV.  The scene is the Buachaille Etive Mòr, a mountain which sits just east of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.  With a peak elevation of just over 1k meters (about 3.3k ft.), the mountain sits at the head of the glen (valley) of Etive.  One of the most-photographed sites in Scotland, the mountain appeared in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.  

French Alps to the Swiss Alps

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Slightly Warm

docl8...
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What’s the fastest way to get from the French Alps to the Swiss Alps? By first person view (FPV) quad of course!  AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot doclate took a relaxing mountain surfing flight between the two countries’ highest peaks at that special time of year when things finally start warming up. The melting snow contrasting with the growing green foliage and gushing waterfalls makes for a perfect flight spot. We're looking forward to seeing what this spot looks like in the warmer months to come. 

North Shore Mountains, Canada

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Mountain Dives and Water Falls

MATTYSTUNT...

The open of this cinematic flight will get you all kinds of excited to see what’s in store from our favorite Canadian first person view (FPV) freestyle pilot, the legendary MATTYSTUNTZ. Flying over the weekend, we assume the Vancouver-based pilot was flying through the North Shore Mountains - Grouse, Cypress, and Seymour Mountain. Regardless of where he flew, the rush of flying up these cliffs and down the gushing falls is invigorating and exciting, leaving you feeling inspired to try waterfall diving for yourself.

Pyrenees Mountains, Spain

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Man on the Moon

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Between the black and white filters, the mirorred imaging effects, and smooth soaring you really will think you're in an imaginary land or walking on the moon when you watch this first person view (FPV) mountain surfing video from the Pyrenees. This long range flight by vasiliz rips down the mountain side and through the snow, using editing tricks like reverse, speed, and duplicity to his full advantage. It's an impressive piece that landed mini quad pilot vasiliz on our AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in December of 2018.

JohnnyFPV in the Austrian Alps

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Long Range Dreaming: Austria

JohnnyFPV...

When one of the world's top first person view (FPV) pilots spends two days in Austria wit his long-range FPV setup, you can be pretty confident the result is going to be pretty epic.  When you see this amazing piece by the legendary JohnnyFPV, your expectations will be fully confirmed.  The pilot who arguably invented the art of cinematic FPV will take you on a mountain surfing trip over the Australian Alps that will absolutely blow you away.  Watch as he takes his quad miles/km out over some of the world's most beautiful alpine scenery. 

Surfing Italy's Dolomites

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Amazing FPV experience in Italy

Jakob JFPV...

A province in northeastern Italy (specifically, the Trentino-Alto-Adigio region), South Tyrol includes part of the Dolomites range and its limestone summits like the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. FPV pilot Jakob JFPV was there for an extended vacation there over the summer of 2019 and captured these incredible drone shots of the mountainous area, which is part of the greater Southern Limestone Alps range. His video was so stunning we had to name him an AirVuz FPV Pilot to Watch in August of 2019.

Sunset Flying in the French Alps

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One shot at the sunset

flumz fpv...

First person view (FPV) drone "mountain surfing" can lead to some pretty epic footage, and never more so when there are clouds involved.  Being able to fly in and out of these small clouds allows FPV pilots to create some incredible content.  Witness this piece by AirVuz contributor and pilot flumz fpv.  Flying over the French Alps at sunset, he is able to use the clouds (on an otherwise very clear day) to amplify the already-stunning visuals.  Watch how the mountains fade in and out as he soars through the light fog.  

Scotland's Bideaan nam Bian

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Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe, Scotland

ARI3S FPV...

Mountain Surfing is a term of art in the world of first person view (FPV) drone piloting - it basically means flying a racing drone over mountain ridges and down slopes and (of course) capturing it in HD video.  In this video, contributor and FPV pilot ARI3S FPV takes on one of the highest peaks in the Scottish Highlands: Bidean nam Bian.  With a peak elevation of 1.15k meters (about 3.8k ft.), it's the highest peak in County Argyll in the western Highlands. It's located just south of the town of Glen Coe.  

Cruising Mountains in Norway

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Ryssdalen//Skrommelnebba 08.09.19

Lervik FPV...

Ryssdalen, Trøndelag is a valley in Norway that is close to Sorvika and Nordvika off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Central Norway.   In this video, AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Lervik FPV takes us on an epic FPV flight through the golden valley on a bright afternoon. After a a ride through the valley, it is time to hit the mountains. The clean line he flies, along with the crisp and clear footage he takes with his FPV-equipped racing quad makes this an absolutely spectacular video. 

Riding a Mountain Ridge

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Melting Snow.

Tomz FPV...

Winner in the FPV Freestyle: Technical category of the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards, top AirVuz contributor and pilot TomzFPV really knows how to milk a location for all it’s worth. In this beautiful "mountain surfing" piece, he combines some outstanding technical flying skills with a great appreciation for cinematic content.  The first part of the video consists of an epic ride down a crisp mountain ridge, a truly epic bit of long-range flight where he's definitely not afraid to get "up close and personal" with the mountain.  

Mountain Surfing in Montana

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Montana High

VerJan FPV...

Like everything else in the world of first person view (FPV) video, FPV mountain surfing has evolved.  It was originally about pilot courage and long-range transmission: in short, getting the quad out and back with useable video footage.  As pilot skills have improved and long-range equipment has become more reliable, the emphasis has shifted to maximizing the cinematic quality of the resulting video footage.   To see what we mean, check out this fantastic piece from the Rocky Mountains in Montana, compliments of contributor VerJan FPV.  

Surfing Foggy Mountains

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Imagine.

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Winer of the FPV Freestyle: Technical category at the second annual Drone Video Awards, top FPV pilot Tomz FPV does a phenomenal job of using his considerable technical flying prowess to make highly cinematic FPV content.  This piece from the Swiss Alps is a great example.  It was shot on a cloudy day, and you can be sure that the conditions represented an extra test of FPV flying skill.  At the same time, the fog and clouds make the footage even more epic, as you will no doubt agree when you watch it.  

Epic Mountain Surfing Session

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Higher Level

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Using his Lmultirotors Chimera 5-inch frame with Azure 5140 props and the Runcam Eagle2 Pro camera, AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Cst FPV flies what he has called one of his most cinematic flights yet. He takes his quad to its max capabilities, flying through the tops of the snow-capped mountains and above the clouds. We have to imagine this pilot was feeling free and far away while taking on this flight, which earned him a spot on the AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch list in May of 2019.

Cinematic and Dynamic Mountain Surfing

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Alpination - SKI FREERIDE & FPV -

J-TRUE FPV...

As first person view (FPV) pilots continue to hone their skills and FPV technology continues to improve, FPV video content is proliferating in several directions.  In contrast to early freestyling videos, which were all about showing technical flying skills, we're seeing FPV pilots focusing on making more cinematic shots of beautiful landscapes, as well as increasing skills with respect to filming moving "targets".  This video by J-TRUE FPV illustrates both FPV styles, earning him a spot on the FPV Pilots to Watch list in May, 2020.

Mountain Surfing + ReelSteady GO

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HyperCine X ReelSteady GO

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One of the tools available to first person view (FPV) pilots seeking to make cinematic video content is ReelSteady GO, an inexpensive software package which allows creators to stabilize their FPV footage in post production.  In effect, it replaces the gimbal, a mechanical stabilization solution which is universal on aerial videography platforms like the DJI lines but which is too fragile for FPV quads.  To see what RealSteady can do, check out this mountain surfing piece from Cast FPV; this was an FPV Pilots to Wath pick in June, 2019.

Spanish Pyrenees Mountains

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Surfing Mountains (vallter)

uri fpv....

Taking us on a sweet first person view (FPV) mountain surfing session is brand-new AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot uri fpv. He’s taken his mini quad out near a famous ski resort in the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. Vallter is a popular ski  area that extends to over 2.4k meters above sea level (around 8k ft.)   The Pyrenees Mountains cover portions of the Catalonia and Aragon regions of northern Spain and serve as the natural boundary with France.  

FPV Surfing in Grenoble, France

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Snowdays in the Alps

vltluigi...

Take a first person view (FPV) mini drone ride through the French Alps in this quick, twenty-seven-second AirVuz FPV Pilots to Watch (December, 2019) piece by contributor and mini-drone pilot vltluigi. He’s taking us to the mountains around Grenoble in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. The area is known as a base for winter sports, plus its museums, universities, and research centers. He’ll take us skimming across the mountain ledges before diving down the sides of the famous range. 

Mountain Surfing with a Gimbal

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Exploring Stormoa

Frankhead ...

Top contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Frankhead FPV is one of the few to have successfully experimented with using gimbals on FPV mini-quads.  The gyro-stabilized mechanism provides for much smoother video footage, although it comes at some cost in terms of weight and breakability (gimbals do not survive even minor crashes unscathed).  It's a perfect setup for FPV mountain surfing, with the gimbal providing amazingly cinematic footage.  Here is one of his FPV mountain surfing videos from Stormoa, a mountain in Northern Norway.

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