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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.  

Mountain Surfing Compilation

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FPV Mountain Surfing

AirVūz Social

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.

Flight through a Glacier

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Dragonstone - First person view dragon flight?

Gab707
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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 long-range, cinematic 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!  

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, French Alps

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Touch the Ice / FPV Long Range One Lipo

Menga FPV

FPV pilot Menga FPV pushes his skills and battery to the limit in order to reach the icy peak in this awesome long range flight.  Through out this freestyle session he rushes over surprisingly diverse terrains in this one path.  From a flower filled meadow, to moss-covered crags, and then finally the snow-covered glacier at the finish.  

French Alps

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The Cold Edge of the World

Gab707
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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. 

French Alps

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FPV - Maiden Flight

Nicolas Gaillard

Over the river and through the woods, to an epic FPV flight he goes!  FPV pilot Nicolas Gaillard prepared for this mountain surf by logging 20 hours on an FPV simulator.  His dedicated training definitely comes through in his smooth through the French Alps as he gracefully passes through the mountain peaks and tricky gaps of the local surroundings.

Swiss Alps

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PIKA FPV - Switzerland Dreaming

PikaFPV

Using the GoPro Hero 6, GoPro Hero 7, and GoPro Session on his custom quad, PikaFPV takes long-range to a new level in this Drone Video Awards' FPV Freestyle Flow nominated piece. 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!

Swiss Alps

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Flight log: Elevations

Gab707
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You've seen the Swiss Alps, but we're betting you've never seen them as breathtaking as from the vantage of professional drone racer (with the Drone Racing League, no less) and Team AirVūz pilot Gab707's racing drone. His graceful long range cruising along the ridges gives us the sense that we're the happiest of birds, charmed by the expansive and grand views of the this ruggedly beautiful area. As if those Alpine sights couldn't any better...

Tatras Mountains, Slovakia

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THE FPV LIFESTYLE

matusknapfpv

You will see the Tatras Mountains of Slovakia from an entirely different perspective in this remarkable video by contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Matusknapfpv.  He mounted a GoPro camera to a flying wing and a racing drone and flew FPV over some of the most spectacular mountains, ridges, and valleys of the Orava region in the northern part of this Central European  country.  Enjoy these FPV views from his aircraft flying over some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Europe.  

Park City, Utah

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Long Range | Snowboarding | Utah Never Disappoints!

JZFPV
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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.

Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains, Kazakhstan

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Long Range Alma-Arasan Almaty - KZ

IGOR GL

FPV mountain surfing is all about picking epic locations, and contributor and FPV pilot IGOR GL did just that with this amazing video from Kazakhstan.  Using a racing quad built on a Nidici XF5 frame, he went way out over the mountains above Almaty, the country's largest city.  The foohills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains prove to be a fruitful place to display his FPV piloting skills.  Note the considerable range used in the flight; it's a long way out there!  

Andes Mountains, Chile

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Feel Good Andes Freestyle

ChileVuela

Top contributor and FPV pilot ChileVuela uses the Andes Mountains in Chile as the backdrop for his epic mountain surfing videos. One of the first FPV pilots to demonstrate the possibilities of long-range FPV flight in treacherous mountain conditions, he's excelled at the art and inspired other pilots around the world to do the same.  To make this video, he used an Impulse RC 4" quad with a GoPro camera mounted on it in addition to the FPV camera.

Swiss Alps

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Cut on fire

doclate

Long-range FPV flying is absolutely magical for FPV fans and non-fans alike. It’s an experience so many of us would never have if not for the talents pilots and quasi-scientists who can build a small drone with enough power to make it to what looks like the ends of the earth. Pilot doclate takes us on a long-range flight through the snow-covered mountains, surfing his way down the peak's long, untouched edges.

Slovenian Alps

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Slovenian mountains embraced with sativus

Marko Kolenc

The Slovenian Alps are incredibly beautiful in spring. The purple flowers that dot the landscape are crocus sativus, or saffron flowers. In this FPV flight by Marko Kolenc the hills are littered with the beautiful flowers, we can only imagine what it smells like there! This flight through the mountains and trees truly give you that bird-like FPV experience we’re all always craving, looping in and around the unqiue Slovenian houses and floating through the air.

Swiss Alps

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The Spring Snow - Golden VAL

Golden VAL

Spring snow is never really welcome, that is unless you are hoping to create a phenomenal, FPV mountain surfing video. Enter Golden VAL. 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.

French Alps

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Icy thumbs | Winter FPV

Blue Owl FPV

Blue Owl FPV is representing female pilots well in this video, which was nominated in the Freestyle Flow category for the second annual Drone Video Awards. She says she decided to rip around a bit while waiting for skiing season to start in the French Alps. What she got was an inspiring flight barrel-rolling over the frozen ground, diving through the trees, power-looping around the side of the mountain, and smooth flying throughout the rest of the landscape. 

Mount Garfield, Colorado, USA

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Cinematic "Long Range" - Mountain Surfing

WestPsydeFPV

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. 

Chamba-Montblanc, French Alps

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Big Mountain Dive - FPV long range - Quadcopter

Menga FPV

Long-range mountain surfing looks so easy, and that’s the whole point. 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.  

French Alps

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[BOMBA] Ride up edit (short version)

BOMBA_FPV

Ride Up Mountains is a group that skis up mountains just as fast as they ski down them. Yep, you read that right. BOMBA_FPV came along for the ride, recording the whole thing from his FPV quad. He'll float under, through, around and behind the riders as they take the mountain by storm. It is a seriously cool and entertaining experience!  

Pennine Alps, Italy

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Valkyrie's Ride [Cinematic]

Cst FPV

In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie choses who will live and who will die on the battle field. Then she picks her few from the dead to come live with her in Valhala, where they will prepare for the epic battles of Ragnarök. She's pretty epic. It's easy to see why Cst FPV was inspired to name this cinematic mountain flight after the mythical warrior women, because it too is epic.

Pyrenees Mountains, Spain

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Man on the Moon

vasiliz

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. 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. 

Pyrenees Mountains, Spain

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Further // Winter Wonderland

vasiliz

With a description that says "jello party" you knew this flight had to be good. Vasiliz 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. This flight is nominated in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards for FPV Freestyle Flow. 

Montagne Sainte-Victoire, France

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Montagne.

nurkfpv

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.   

Carpathian Mountains, Romania

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SAIL

Suciu Adrian

The Făgăraș Mountains are the highest of the Southern Carpathians of Romania. Within the range is Bâlea Lake, a glacial lake that lies at 2,034 meters (6,673 feet) above sea level. It is there that we find 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.

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.

French Alps to the Swiss Alps

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Slightly Warm

doclate
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What’s the fastest way to get from the French Alps to the Swiss Alps? By FPV quad of course! 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. 

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. 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.

Gateway to the Rockies

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

Stealth
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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.” This FPV pilot 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. 

North Shore Mountains, Canada

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Mountain Dives and Water Falls

MATTYSTUNTZ

The open of this cinematic flight will get you all kinds of excited to see what’s in store from our favorite Canadian freestyle pilot, 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.

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.

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 pilots KerniFPV and FLUX 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.

Cinematic Flight in the French Alps

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Flying 2 month with my Cinematic FPV drone

Drone My Life

Heading out for a two-month trip just to fly a mini quad sounds like a dream for most pilots. FPV pilot Drone My Life was able to take his racing drone out through the fabulous, historic European country of France recently. That’s where he grabbed these insane shots of the French Alps, plenty of tree proximity shots through the forests, freestyle runs over the lavender fields in the Provence region, waterfalls and so much more.

Beyond the Clouds

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The Land Beyond The Clouds

Cst FPV

All we can say is, “wow.” The location 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 you’ve got yourself an FPV Pilot to Watch.

Geneva, Switzerland

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After work #1min

doclate

Lac Léman, or Lake Geneva, is a crescent-shaped lake between France and Switzerland that looks over the Alps. It is just as idyllic as it sounds, with the luxurious Geneva, Switzerland on one side and the spa town and resort of Évian-les-Bains on the other side. FPV Pilot doclate takes us to the southern French side of the lake to take in the beautiful views in 4K quality.

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.

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.  

Italy's Appenine Mountains

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Mount Velino - Abruzzo - Italy

TAT-VT
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Check out this spectacular FPV video from the Appenine Mountains of Italy, compliments of top contributor and drone pilot TAT-VT.  It was shot at Monte Velino, which lies in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region.  The mountain has a peak elevation of just under 2.5k meters (a bit under 8.2k ft.) above sea level.  It's the third highest peak in the Appenines, a chain which runs down the "spine" of Italy.  Like much of the chain, Monte Velino is known for its spectacular rock formations and ridges.  

Profile of Gab707

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Behind The FPV Goggles: Gab707

Behind The Goggles

Gabriel Kocher, aka Gab707, lives in Quebec, Canada.  He first developed worldwide attention with his FPV videos flying over the Alps of Switzerland, where he lived for a time.  His long-range "mountain surfing" videos got worldwide notice, and he was selected as a pilot for the Drone Racing League for its second and third seasons, which were broadcast on ESPN.  In this episode of Behind the Goggles, you'll hear about his exciting journey to becoming a professional FPV drone pilot.  

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