AirVūz News: World of Drones 06/28/21

Published 06/28/2021 08:57

Welcome to the “World of Drones,” your weekly news show for all things drone related.

Attention all US drone pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that all recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and be able to provide proof of a passed test to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. The test, called TRUST, is mandatory no matter the size or weight of the drone being flown. The good news is that it’s easily accessible and virtually impossible to fail, meaning if you miss a question it will give you another chance until you answer correctly. TRUST is online, free and should take no more than 30 minutes. Once you pass the multiple choice test you’ll receive a certificate that never expires. We’ve linked the list of FAA Approved Test Administrators in the description. 

Here on the ‘World of Drones’ we’ve reported on many drone light shows across the globe, but I think this is a first… a drone show in China earlier this month allegedly went awry causing many of the drones to plummet from the sky. Originally reported on, the incident took place in the North Bund in Shanghai. In the video you can see the drones creating words in the sky before falling into the water. No word yet on what caused the incident, who was putting on the show or if anyone was injured.

Now it’s time to go over the top 5 drone videos uploaded to last week and name one the ‘Drone Video of the Week.’


Beautiful landscapes and mountains. Talented drone pilot, timroosjen, went on a 2 week road trip through Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Flying the DJI Mavic Air 2, he captured some breathtaking footage of the Alps mountain range.

“Sights Around The World (Drone Reel)” - Merr Watson

After almost 2 years away, drone videographer and artist Merr Watson returns with a drone reel highlighting some of her favorite drone shots from her past travels around the world. From Asia to Africa to Australia, we are blown away by how this edit came together. 

“The Glensheen Experience” -  Jay Christensen

The same FPV drone pilot that went viral for flying through a bowling alley and at the Mall of America strikes again! This time giving an historical FPV tour of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota. Featuring an informative narration and one single shot, this video is sure to impress.

“Colourful Croatia - Drone & Time Lapse Footage 4K” - inspirealfilms

Creative media company, inspirealfilms, takes us on an aerial journey through colourful Croatian cities, coastlines and national parks. Featuring timelapse footage in 4K, you’ll see all the top spots in this diverse nation. 

“One minute showreel” - FrankyMoiss

Filmmaker and drone pilot, FrankyMoiss, packed a lot of awesome shots in this one minute showreel. Flying both a classic camera drone and a FPV drone, and showing off locations all over the world, this video left us wanting more.

And the ‘Drone Video of the Week’ and winner of the $250 prize is… “Sights Around The World (Drone Reel)” - Merr Watson. For winning our weekly contest this video will now be promoted on all of our social media platforms and it will move on to the ‘Drone Video of the Month’ contest for June where it could win an additional $500.

Don’t forget this is the last week to submit your drone photos and videos to the first ever Thunderbird Drone Festival. Tickets are also now on sale for the festival which will take place August 13th and 14th in Woodward, Oklahoma. We’ve linked all the info below.

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    Angie Avestruz

    Director of Social Media for AirVūz | Host of AirVūz Original Productions | Contributor and writer for AirVūz News | Former Host of Droning America | Southern California girl living in the Twin Cities | Lover of travel, sports and dogs! | BIG fan of Dronies! 😜

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