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Dubai's Burj Khalifa

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Diving the Tallest Building in the World - Burj Khalifa


What happens when the world's best freestyle first person view (FPV) pilot takes on the planet's tallest building?  Find out in this epic piece by johnnyfpv, who managed to dive the Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper.  Completed in 2010, the 154 story behemoth rises nearly a kilometer (over a half a mile) into the sky - it's architectural height is 828 meters, or just over 2.7k feet.  Flying a racing drone using video goggles, the legendary pilot will let you see this famous landmark from an entirely new perspective.  

Bank of China Building, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Building Dive


For a first upload to AirVuz, first person view (FPV) pilot Tszhin816 brings us this epic video record of an FPV dive of one of Hong Kong's tallest buildings.  It's the 72 story Bank of China building.  Distinguished by its illuminated white lines, the tower has a roof height of 315 meters or about 1.03k ft.  Opened in 1990, it was the city's tallest building for two years.  As of 2019, it's the city's fourth-tallest, after the International Commerce Center, Two International Finance Center, and the Central Plaza.  

Lahkta Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

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FPV Diving Lakhta Center, 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.

FPV Diving the Empire State Building

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FPV Empire State of Mind


Top AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot BrooklynMarkFPV used a racing quad to "tackle" one of the world's great architectural landmarks: New York's Empire State Building.  Located at 5th Avenue and 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 102 story Art Deco masterpiece was completed in 1931, during the depths of the Great Depression.  Standing 381 meters at its roof height (1.25k ft.), it was the world's tallest skyscraper for four decades until dethroned by the World Trade Center; it remains one of the city's most iconic spots.  

Lotte Tower, South Korea

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Diving Lotte Tower, World's Fifth Tallest Building

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In this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and drone pilot wons fpv, you'll see the tallest skyscraper in South Korea from an entirely new perspective.  Completed in 2016, the 123 story Lotte Tower stands almost 555 meters tall (just over 1.8k ft.) above the streets of Seoul.  Nearly twice as tall as the next tallest building in the capital city, it's the fifth tallest in the world as of early 2019.  Wons fpv advises that he flew with permission from the building and took appropriate safety precautions.    

ICC: Hong Kong's Tallest Building

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DIVE al 10º edificio MÁS ALTO DEL MUNDO (FPV Drone)

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Check out the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong from an entirely new perspective - from a first person view (FPV) racing drone.  Contributor and FPV pilot ivan merino took on the 118 story International Commerce Center.  Completed in 2010, it's located in the Union Square development in West Kowloon across the harbor from Hong Kong Island.  The building stands 484 meters (just under 1.6k ft.) at the roofline.  As of the middle of 2019, the IFC was the world's 12th tallest building.  

Diving Chicago's Willis Tower

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Dive - Chicago Tallest Building


Today's top first person view (FPV) pilots can tackle even the tallest skyscrapers, creating footage that would be literally impossible to otherwise capture.  Case in point is this fantastic piece by ilya_fpv.  He managed to FPV dive one of the world's most famous skyscrapers: Chicago's Willis Tower.  Once known as the Sears Tower, the 110 behemoth was the world's tallest building when it opened in 1973.  With an architectural height of 441 meters (1.45k ft.), it remained the USA's tallest building for over four decades.

Shanghai's World Financial Center

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Today's racing drones equipped with first person view gear are capable of diving the world's tallest skyscrapers.  In this piece by FPV pilot drew.drones, you'll get a one-of-a-kind perspective of one of China's tallest skyscrapers: the 101 story Shanghai World Financial Center.  Standing 492 meters (1.6k ft.), it was the city's tallest building when completed in 2008.  The second-tallest as of 2020, its trapezoid-shaped hole makes it one of the world's most distinctive modern skyscrapers.

New York's 30 Hudson Yards

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Diving the worlds tallest outdoor observation deck


Among the wonders of New York City's gigantic Hudson Yards project is the Edge observation deck.  Located on the 100th floor of the tallest building in the complex, it stands 345 meters (a bit over 1.1k ft.) over street level on Manhattan's West Side - the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.  Definitely up there, but not too high for first person view (FPV) pilot and AirVuz contributor BrooklynMarkFPV, who tackled the Edge with a spectacular FPV dive with his racing quad, truly one for the ages.   

Moscow's Tallest Skyscrapers

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Moscow City FPV Dives #2

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Moscow International Business Center (sometimes called Moscow City) is the Russian capital's swank new business district which lies west of the core city.  In recent years, it has become the skyscraper capital of Europe: as of early 2019, it is home to six of the ten tallest buildings in Europe.  The allure of its gleaming towers has caught the eye of top FPV pilots like contributor Serg_Belash; in this video you will see him take on the tallest of them in an epic FPV skyscraper diving session.  

Telkom Landmark Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Diving Jakarta's Telkom Tower


The Telkom Landmark Tower is probably the most widely recognized landmark of the great metropolis of Jakarta.  Standing 220 meters (720 feet) above the streets of the Indonesian capital, it is home to the main national telecommunications company.  While it isn't Jakarta's tallest building, it's very definitely the only one with a hypnotic LED display that runs the entire length of its exterior.  In this epic first pwerson view (FPV) flight, pilot om.antonfpv shows us his talents as he dives the skyscraper during the day and the night!

Gran Torre Santiago, Santiago, Chile

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Epic Dive at Gran Torre Santiago, Chile


Check out this unbelievable first person view (FPV) video of an epic diving session at South America's tallest building.  Contributor and FPV pilot prisvanrees strapped on his FPV goggles to take on the Gran Torre Santiago, the centerpiece of the Costanera Center office complex in the Chilean capital city.  Completed in 2013 at a cost of US $1 billion, the 64 story tower has an architectural height of 300 meters (984 ft.), making it the tallest building on the continent and one of the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere.

San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid

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Transamerica Chase

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With San Francisco under strict social distancing rules related to the Covid-19 pandemic, top AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot SFPV put together this incredible FPV "chase" video over the nearly deserted streets of the great California city.  The objective was ambitious: to "dive" the Transamerica Pyramid.  The 48 story tower, which stands 260 meters (853 ft.) above the streets of the Financial District, was the city's tallest building from 1972 until 2018; it's now the city's second-tallest after Salesforce Tower.  

Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

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Trail any committed FPV pilot and you’ll see for yourself that it can take hours of traveling and searching to find the perfect spot. The opening minute of this video by SH FPV is all about that drive, taking him to the center of the bustling business district in Bangkok, Thailand. There he was able to set up an epic dive of the city's tallest skyscraper as of 2019 - the 78 story King Power MahaNakhon, which rises 314 meters (just over 1,030 ft.) above the Bangkok streets.

Tianjin CTF Financial Center, Tianjin, China

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FPV Freestyle: Tianjin CTF Financial Center


First person view (FPV) racing drones have opened up new ways of looking at the world, and that includes our tallest skyscrapers.  In this video, contributor and FPV pilot Radikal_FPV takes on the world's seventh tallest building (tied) as of year-end 2018.  It's the Tianjin CTF Financial Center, which rises over half a kilometer (530 meters, a bit over 1.7k ft.) into the sky above the great city of Tianjin in northeastern China.  The building, which was under construction at the time, was completed in 2018.

The Warsaw Spire

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Diving Warsaw Spire

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Check out this epic first person view (FPV) video of a diving session at the newest landmark of Warsaw, Poland.  It's the main tower of the Warsaw Spire, a sleek modern office complex that is probably the most prominent symbol of Poland's resurgence.  The 49 story tower has an architectural height of 220 meters, or about 720 feet.  Designed by a well-known Belgian architect and completed in 2015, it's the second-tallest building in the city after the Stalinist-era Palace of Culture and Science.

The Moscow State University Tower

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Drone Dive from MSU Building, Moscow

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Since it was completed in 1953, the Main Building of Moscow State University has been the most visible landmark in Moscow.  And yet, you've probably never seen this (rare) Stalinist architectural masterpiece from the perspective of a racing drone.  That's right.  Flying his racing quadcopter with first person view (FPV) goggles, Contributor Shelestpv took a dive down this massive structure, for decades the tallest building in Europe and still the world's tallest educational building.  

Boston's John Hancock Tower

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Social Distancing


With the streets of Boston, Massachusetts nearly empty in early April, 2020 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, first person view (FPV) pilot troncat_fpv used the occasion to create this rather haunting but fascinating video from America's oldest city.  Filming in the Back Bay area around Copley Square, he used his racing quad to dive some of the city's most prominent skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Tower; at 240 meters (790 ft.) it's the tallest building in the New England region as of 2020.

South Korea's Posco Tower

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Posco Tower - Songdo FPV drone dive

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Check out this first person view (FPV) video of an epic dive of one of South Korea's tallest skyscrapers, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Appa FPV.  He flew his racing quad up and over the Posco Tower in Songdo International Business District, a waterfront redevelopment project in Incheon, about 30 km (around 20 mi.) southwest of Seoul.  Completed in 2011, the 68 story mixed-use project has an architectural height of 305 meters or just over a thousand feet.  As of early 2020, it's South Korea's fourth-tallest building.  

Skyline Tower in Long Island City

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Check out this first person view (FPV) video of a dive down New York City's tallest building outside of Manhattan, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot elbuhofpv.  He used a racing quad to tackle the Skyline Tower in Long Island City, a sort of "satellite" downtown in the eastern borough of Queens.  Completed in 2019, the 67 story residential tower stands 237 meters or 778 ft., surpassing in height the Brooklyn Point development which had been the city's tallest outside of Manhattan.  

Houston's Bank of America Center

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ill-fated (covid-19)


As America essentially shut down for business during the Covid-19 epidemic in the Spring of 2020, the downtown areas of even its largest cities came to resemble virtual ghost towns.  Against this backdrop, first person view (FPV) pilots were able to fly over spots that would normally be difficult to access, all the while maintaining proper social distancing.  Case in point is this FPV video by betodiaz, who was able to FPV one of the tallest skyscrapers in Houston, Texas: the 56 story Bank of America Center.  

Diving in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Bratislava (SK) from a different point of view


After obtaining the requisite ATC permissions, contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot snail.fpv put together this marvelous FPV video from the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava.  Until recently, this city on the Danube River was not known for its skyscrapers, but (like many cities) it's undergone high rise building boom in the last two decades.  Watch the video for some great FPV dives of the city's tallest buildings as well as the Most SNP Bridge (sometimes called the UFO Bridge) and other spots in this Central European city.  

FPV Diving in the Chicago Loop

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Check out this unbelievable first person view (FPV) video from Chicago based pilot Ilya_fpv, which was picked as the FPV Video of the Month for March, 2020.   His crazy creative flight over the empty canyons of the Chicago "Loop" gives us a unique perspective from the heart of the Windy City.  The highlight is probably the footage of the Ceres statue atop the Chicago Board of Trade building. This video was also selected for inclusion in our FPV Pilots to Watch list.  

Rome's Torre Eurosky

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FPV - SkyTower Roma Eur!!

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Get a unique perspective of the tallest building in Rome with this epic first person view (FPV) of the Torre Eurosky, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot CataFPV.  Completed in 2012, the 35 story residential building has a spire height of 155 meters (around 510 ft.).  It's located in the Torrino neighborhood, which is next to the EUR area.  EUR is Rome's equivalent to the La Defense District of Paris - it's located outside (south of) the core city center and is home to the city's tallest buildings.  

LA's Skyscrapers

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Diving DTLA #sendit( FPV Freestyle)


The skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles make for a compelling backdrop in this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and FPV pilot teenofpv.  Against a nighttime background, he takes on two of the more notable skyscrapers from the city's financial district.  The first building dived is a skyscraper known as Figueroa at Wilshire, a 53 story office tower located at the intersection of two of downtown's main thoroughfares.  The second building is E&Y Plaza, a 41 story building located a block down on Figueroa.  

New York's Met Life Tower

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Cupolas and mosaics


Check out this first person view (FPV) diving video of one of New York City's most iconic skyscrapers, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Sparkitekt.  The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower is located at Madison Avenue and 23rd Street in the Flatiron District.  When it was completed in 1909, the 210 meter tall tower (710 ft.) was the tallest in the world, although it didn't hold the title for long - in 1913, it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building.  The Met Life Tower was inspired by the St Mark's Campanile in Venice, Italy.

The Skyscrapers of Seattle, Washington

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Diving Seattle - FPV

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This first person view (FPV) video from FPV Brothers will give you an entirely new perspective on the great city of Seattle, the informal regional capital of the USA's Pacific Northwest.  On an (untypically, for Seattle) reasonably clear New Year's Day, a GoPro Session 5 affixed to a TBS Crossfire racing drone was used to dive (piloting with video goggles) the 76 story Columbia Center; at 284 meters (933 ft.), it's the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest and one of the half-dozen tallest on the West Coast.  

The Skyscrapers of Kansas City, Missouri

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Morning Dives : Urban FPV


Check out this amazing first person view (FPV) video of Kansas City, Missouri, compliments of top AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Flylifeco.  Lying on the banks of the Missouri River, on the Kansas border, KC is one of the most important cities in the USA's Midwest region.  The focus of the video is a set of dives of the city's tallest skyscraper: the 42 story One Kansas City Place.  Standing just under 200 meters above Main Street (624 ft.), it's the tallest habitable building in Missouri.  

FPV Diving in Tampa, Florida

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Building Diving | Downtown Tampa, FL


In this video, contributor and pilot) pilotfarberrr_fpv gives us a unique first person view (FPV) perspective of Tampa, Florida.  Using an FPV-equipped racing quad, he was able to "dive" the tallest skyscrapers of the city, the center of the second-largest metropolitan area in the Sunshine state.  Check out the (literally) over-the-top views of Tampa landmarks like the 42-story 100 North Tampa Building (at 176 meters or 509 ft., the city's tallest), the 38-story One Tampa City Center, the 36-story Suntrust Plaza Center, and more.  

FPV Diving Miami Beach's Skyscraper

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Welcome to Paradise (Miami) - Johnny FPV 2018


Top FPV pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV, a regular on the Drone Racing League series programming, is the almost undisputed master of cinematic FPV flight; he also has the largest social media following of any FPV pilot. When those forces come together (like in this video)  it's a media pipe dream.  Watch this footage as he cruises the beaches of Miami with his racing drone and dives high rises that line the beach, chases yachts out on the water, and finds that coastal flow in this golden hour paradise.  

Diving Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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Diving Downtown SLC


Using a spotter, first person view (FPV) pilot and AirVuz contributor coolguy.fpv used a racing quad to dive the skyscrapers of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The first "target" is the Wells Fargo Center; the 28 story tower is the city's tallest at 129 meters or just over 400 ft.  He also tackles the LDS Church Office Building, the 28 story offie tower was the city's tallest from 1973 to 1998.  Other featured "dives" include the 111 South Main Street Building, which was constructed in 2016 and is currently the city's third-tallest.

Skyscraper Diving in Oakland, California

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The Land of Oaks - Oakland, California 🌳🌇


In this first person view (FPV) video, InspireFPV takes on the skyscrapers of Oakland, California, the principal city on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay.  While the city has always been in the shadow of its better known neighbor across the San Francisco Bay, Oakland is a major city in its own right - with a population of over 400k, it's California's seventh largest city.    In addition to being home to Northern California's largest port, the city now has nearly a dozen buildings over 100 meters (around 330 ft.).  


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Quarantine Reel


The near-shutdown of New York City during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020 gave first person view (FPV) pilots a chance to fly over parts of the city which are normally too crowded, all the while practicing good social distancing.  Case in point is this amazing "quarantine" reel by top contributor rememorales.  Using a racing quad, he was able to capture some stunningly cinematic FPV footage of the city during this strange time. The video features some epic skyscraper dives as well as other shots from around the desolate-looking city.


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Skyscraper : FPV DRONE

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St. Petersburg night dives

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Guerrilla FPV: NYC

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Concrete surfing

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Downtown Cruzin

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NYC FPV Action

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Falling through (covid-19)