DRL 2019 Season to Air on NBC and Twitter
As the sport of drone racing continues to take off in popularity, Drone Racing League (DRL) offers it's enthusiastic and growing audience the most exciting races and locations, featuring the world's top drone racing pilots, including AirVuz sponsored pilots Nurkfpv, Gab707, and Phluxyfpv (as well as other former DRL racers JohnnyFPV and Wild Willy FPV, who are current AirVuz pilots). The next season begins later this year, and fans will find the excitement aired on both NBC and Twitter.
DRL Crowns AirVuz Pilot NurkFPV the 2018 Champion!
AirVūz couldn't be more proud of Team AirVūz FPV pilot NurkFPV. Why? Because he's raced his way to the top, now claiming the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship! NurkFPV has been working towards this goal for 3 years, quitting his full-time job in order to practice 10 hours a day so he could be the best in the world. Hear from NurkFPV the day after his title was announced in this AirVūz News story.
DRL Promotion of the 2018 Season
The Drone Racing League released THIS video promoting Season 3 of their worldwide circuit. The season, which airs September 6th on ESPN, will continue to up the ante with intense, mile long courses staged in a plethora of exotic locations. Standouts include the infamous Woodward West BMX and Skateboarding Park in California, the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany, Adventuredome amusement park at Circus Circus in Las Vegas, and the first professional drone race in Saudi Arabia.
Meet NurkFPV, AirVuz Pilot & 2018 DRL Champion
If the Drone Racing League is the premiere drone racing league, then Paul Nurkkula (aka NurkFPV) deserves the moniker of the world's best drone racing pilot. He emerged as the winner in the third season of the DRL's racing championship series, which was broadcast throughout the world on ESPN. He is also a highly accomplished freestylist, and his "Flight of the Year" took the Best FPV Video honors at the first annual Drone Video Awards. Get to know him better in this episode of BTG.
Meet Gab707, AirVūz Pilot and DRL Racer
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.
Meet DRL Racer and AirVūz Pilot Wild Willy FPV
Although Nick Willard, aka Wild Willy FPV, is always gearing up for his next big project, his followers know he makes plenty of time for fun in between his flights too. Whether prepping for an entertaining and informative VLOG, racing in the impressive Drone Racing League (DRL) series, or enjoying a sweet session with his pals, Wild Willy FPV always brings killer flights and great content for the rest of us to enjoy.
Meet JohnnyFPV, AirVuz Pilot and DRL Racer
Johnny Schaer, aka JohnnyFPV, is undoubtedly at the very top of the FPV game. He has appeared on numerous nationally and internationally broadcast drone racing TV programs, including multiple seasons on the Drone Racing League series on ESPN. A competitive racer, his immense piloting skill has been directed towards becoming one of the very top FPV freestyle pilots in the world. His video "Saudi Arabia" was selected as a Finalist for the second annual DVA's Cinematic Freestyle category.
DRL Champ NurkFPV's Drone Racing Beginnings
Like the title says, follow Team AirVūz pilot Paul Nurkkala - aka NurkFPV - on his journey into professional drone racing. As he'd only been flying for three years, his crowning as the 2018 DRL Allianz World Champion was a huge moment. He says he spent 10 hours a day practicing to get to that moment when, flying over 90 MPH, he clinched the title. Learn Nurk's story, watch his fantastic footage, and get inspired to fly too in this great video.
DRL and AirVūz Pilot Gab707 Mountain Surfs the Alps
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.
DRL Champ and AirVuz Pilot NurkFPV's Epic Flight of the Year
AirVūz pilot nurkfpv's most epic flight of 2017 was a winner in the 1st Annual AirVuzDrone Video Awards for the best Freestyle Drone Video, and it continues to pile on the views, comments, and deservedly, the accolades. Like a train heist you see in a movie, he unexpectedly lands his quad on top of the moving train he's chasing. It's a jaw-dropping fllight you have to see, although you just may find yourself ducking and flinching as his quad makes these bold FPV maneuevers. This flight has inspired many creative FPV flights.
DRL and AirVūz Pilot JohnnyFPV's Award Winning Cinematic Flight
Top FPV pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV travels the world making FPV freestyle videos and created this magnificent video from Mada'in Saleh, an archaelogical site in northwestern Saudi Arabia . With full permission from the requisite authorities, he gives us a unique view of one of the most iconic desert landscapes from the vantage of a quad-mounted GoPro. This was the Winning video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cinematic FPV category and was FPV Video of the Year.
New DRL and AirVuz Pilot PhluxyFPV Driftin'
Slide into the DMs can mean sending someone a direct, private message on social media, but this version of the saying means something totally different. The Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota, USA, held the “Sliding into the DM Bash 2019,” a drift racing event that included skid pads, donut and figure eight spots, and more. AirVuz FPV Pilot phluxyfpv got the opportunity to take his mini quad out on the track to get tight shots, fly throughs, and tracking shots of the speedy cars.
DRL and AirVūz Pilot Wild Willy FPV
Wild Willy FPV does it again in this dynamic FPV video of the Winton Winter Drift Matsuri. Drone drifting looks easy thanks to the tight shots he's able to grab. That, combined with the ground camera close ups shot on his Sony A7III make this a textbook example of how to create a cinematic piece with your quad. This video is a nominee in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the FPV Freestlye Cinematic category.
Cinematic Flight from DRL and AirVūz Pilot JohnnyFPV
JohnnyFPV is at the pinnacle of the FPV world. He is a competitive racer, having competed on multiple DRL seasons and enjoying lots of airtime on ESPN. Where he stands apart though is with his highly cinematic freestyle content. He has traveled the four corners of the world, making epic videos and helping to create content for TV commercials and even feature movies. Watch this epic reel and you will understand why he has by far the largest social media following of any FPV pilot.
New DRL and AirVū Pilot Phluxyfpv Whoopin' It
You know that feeling when you find something you thought was lost forever? That’s how phluxyfpv must have felt when he found the SD card that stored footage he took while ripping through Jesse Perkin’s Tiny Whoop HQ in Colorado at the 2019 Tiny Whoop Invitational. The course, custom built by Mr. Tiny Whoop himself, is like the most epic jungle gym ever built but for a micro quad and makes for a killer backdrop for the resulting video.
DRL and AirVūz Pilot JohnnyFPV at Audi Nines
Action sports and FPV drones is one of the best combinations that this industry has to offer! In this edit by top drone racer and FPV freestyle pilot JohnnyFPV, watch as he follows some of the world's best freestyle skiers at the Audi Nines competition at the Sölden ski resort in Tyrol, Austria. This amazing FPV film was nominated for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018 and was our Winner in the Extreme Sports category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
DRL Champ NurkFPV Flies Micro Drones Too
City Museum of St Louis, Missouri is a museum whose exhibits consist largely of repurposed architectural and industrial products. Museum founder Bob Cassilly's voice pops up throughout this mystical piece by top pilot nurkfpv who was given rare access to fly his micro drone through the legendary museum. It's a moving, inspiring one you won't want to miss. This video was the Winner in the Micro Drone Acro Mode category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
JohnnyFPV does it again! With promises of a good ol' fashioned face-melting, he kicks things off with some slow-mo action of his nimble quad flying through that thick tire smoke on the track below. Keeping his racing drone in close proximity to the speeding drift cars, he shows absolutely no fear and has his expert-level flight skills on full display. Get right into the action in this wicked drone chase with the very talented and world renowned drone pilot JohnnyFPV.