AirVūz Contest: Find Your Flow! (by Shelby Voll)

Hey Drone Pilots – Get Your Flow ON! (and win some prizes!)

If you’re a fixed wing FPV pilot, you should just stop reading this and instead follow the perfectly explained directions for Shelby Voll’s new contest.  If you aren’t a fixed wing pilot, well, then just give yourself a chuckle and watch the vid anyway, because – as usual – his video is just.that.good.

Some of the most fun FPV Freestyle come from fixed wing RC planes!  The aerial view is a bit different, and the flow is smooth as silk. So, strap on your wings and FPV goggles and share those videos to AirVuz!

…but don’t forget Shelby’s rules!
1) Fly any fixed wing freestyle.
2) Record it on HD Cam.
3) UPLOAD to AirVuz.com.  IMPORTANT – Title your vid “Find Your Flow Contest”

Mr. Shelby Voll himself will watch ALL the entries and declare a WINNER on August 11th at 9pm EST

Make sure to get your videos uploaded by 11:59PM EST on August 10th to be eligible for the grand prize!

Thanks to the following sponsors who provided such sweet prizes: RiteWing, SpektrumRCCobra, Tattu

GYSOT!!!!

Team AirVuz  |  #UnitedbyDrone

YourVūz: The Transportation contest has a Winner (and a boatload of great content 😉)

Hooray, our transportation episode of YourVūz has arrived!

YourVūz is an AirVūz Original Program dedicated to showcasing YOUR aerial views of the contest topic / category.  Videos submitted have a chance to be featured on the show, with one winner taking home the $500 grand prize.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to upload their ‘Transportation’ related videos, and Congrats to everyone featured in the episode! Check out their full videos below, as well as the rest of their profiles!

Yacht charter in Saint Tropez – AurelBaud
Cross the river – Pascal
Port of Brixham Trawler Race 2017 – ccaerialsolutions
Fisherman boat – Acixxan
Airtime at Destin East Pass Kiteboaring – Birds-iview
FPV on a Harley – megmichaels3
STI Left Overs – TheFlyLifeCompany
Transportation: I Hope I Win The Yourvuz Contest This Month – reggiesurfsax
Circle of cars – skybounddrones
From the peaks to the sea – SkySpirit
with CarRacer | GROOVERS FPV FREESTYLE – GROOVERS Ryan
Kadirli Off-Road Races – MaceM
Motocross Nikoklia Paphos Cyprus – Iain Jordan
Drift Matsuri Moscow Drift Session – Plan FPV
FPV with horses – DRRC
3 years running! – highflyingrunner
Freeride – aronzblackz
Riding in the Lake – Christian Cuvelier
Mountain bike in French Alps – kaohb7
Best of windsurfing – RikDingo
‘PARADISE’ Is Just One Paddle Away – UncleDamn
Hokule’a Homecoming – Aerial_hi_way_productions
Surfguys 8th Annual SUP Challenge – CyberdeckFlights
Industry of Newcastle – thescienceoftravel
Alaska’s Turnagain Arm with Train footage – alaska42
KL Railway – kakikujalanjalan
Sleeping beast – JCB JS 150LC – Matt and Riley
Beach Construction – LeonardJames

To watch past episodes or our weekly show TopVūz, click here.

Want to enter? Just watch the latest episode to find out next month’s topic, upload your best video that fits the topic on AirVuz.com then use the keyword “yourvuz.” See if your submission makes the cut; new episodes air on the first Wednesday of every month!

Team AirVuz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

💥🌟 Boom.Pop.Ooohh.Ahh!! 🌟💥 Fireworks + fun from a 🐦birds eye view!

Whether it’s for the Fourth of July, or a going all out for a big event, fireworks💥 are the ultimate way to the punctuate the enthusiasm!

And as these beautiful starry displays get more and more elaborate, the view is most often from below…unless you come to AirVuz to take in our beautiful collection of drone videos of fireworks!

Once again, our drones fly through spaces and situations that give us a whole new perspective on these moments we enjoy most in life!  Drone pilots are dreaming up new ways to capture these night shots too; we now see FPV videos of fireworks, aerial videos of fireworks from high above, as well as the brave pilots whose drones fly straight into 😱 those dynamic displays.

So if you’re looking for Fourth of July drone videos, or drone videos of other explosive entertainment in the sky, you’ll find it all on AirVūz!   (And of course, this is the place to share those amazing fireworks videos you’ll be capturing at these dynamite festivities too!  You can bet we’ll keep an eye out for them so we can add them to this great collection!)

Wishing everyone a safe and fun weekend, and lots of fun flying!  And for our fellow Americans,  🇺🇸 🌟Happy Fourth of July! 🌟 🇺🇸

Team AirVuz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

Mark Your Calendar! 🗓 FPV Drone Racing Events for July 2017

While we work on a fancier way to centralize the FPV events we know about, we thought we’d start to park them here!

We’re simply adding these as we come across them, so if you’ve got another to add (or a current one to update), please feel free to drop us an email to community@airvuz.com!

HAPPY FLYING!

Jul 1:  STL Whirlybirds FPV Racing – July Race St Louis, MO

Jul 1:  Millington Barnstormers Millington, TN

Jul 2: Hays Hobby Shop Drone Racing  Hays, KS

Jul 8:  MultiGP Race 5 (Southern Maryland Rotorheads, Mechanicsville MD

Jul 8:  Multicopterbatteries Charge ‘Em Up!  Kansas City, MO

Jul 9:  Grand Forks Regional Qualifier, Grand Forks, ND

Jul 9:  WBRR July Points Race, Halifax, MA

Jul 9:   Niagara FPV Squad Race TBD

Jul 14: Sunflower State Games: Drone Racing Event – Day #1,Topeka KS

Jul 15: MultiGP Race 10 (901FPV/ Memphis), Southaven MS

Jul 15: Sunflower State Games: Drone Racing Event – Day #2 ,Topeka KS

Jul 22: Region 3D Regional Qualifier, Lake Elmo, MN

Jul 23: 415FPV 6A Regional Qualifier, Berkely, CA

Jul 23: 2017 MultiGP Monthly Points Race, Las Vegas NV

Jul 23: Race-by-Crown-City-FPV, Elliot City, MD

Jul 29:  The Eden Summer Fest/Fun-Fly, Hoagland, IN

Team AirVuz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

Yes, you CAN control time ⏱ and space. Its called drone lapse!

For the ultimate dramatic effect, drone pilots everywhere are using drone lapse videography to further amp up their amazing footage.  It’s a direct line to beautiful, spine-tingling content and absolutely takes even the best videos to another level of brilliance.

There are a few methods to achieve it, and chances are, your drone even has a very convenient setting to get you started!  Whether you’re capturing clouds, crowds, or traffic, this element of videography adds drama and texture to your video, not to mention a fun method for channeling your creativity.

To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve got a beautiful collection of Drone Lapse Videos, only on AirVūz

Happy Flying!

Team AirVūz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

 

Happy Selfie Day! (a.k.a Happy Dronie Day for us drone lovers!)

Yes, selfies are cool, but dronies are better! 😉

Today’s the day when you can shamelessly share all of those self-captured moments and revel in the communal fun!  But –  if you can take that selfie one step up (way up…courtesy of your drone) to a fantastic aerial view and create an awesome dronie, we’re pretty certain that’s even better!

We could ‘drone on’ for hours about cool drone videos with people in them…but really, what better way to emphasize our point than with a dronie of our own??

Yeah, we like to have a little fun too.   And while we hope you enjoy this little vid of us goofing off, we really hope it’ll nudge you just a bit to share your own charming, funny, scenic, crazy, and otherwise amazing dronies with us too!

…because after all, behind every cool drone is a cooler pilot, and more often than not, those happy mugs should be in the shot too! 😁

Team AirVuz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

Premiering Tonight: DRL 2017 SEASON! Good luck to Team AirVūz FPV pilots FLYINGBEAR and WILD WILLY!

THE DRL 2017 SEASON is premiering worldwide…Are you ready? 

The Drone Racing League has got an amazing season starting tonight, and we can’t wait to take it all in!  You’ll find the excitement on ESPN2 starting tonight at 8pm EST, and the fun continues through mid-July.  BTW – have you heard that the prize money for the winner is set at US$100,000?

Good luck to all the pilots, and especially to our Team AirVūz FPV pilots FlyingBear and Wild Willy who’ll be charging their way through the season the only way they know how — fast!

So get your props up and your DVR set…its going to be a wild and adrenaline filled ride! (For full race schedule – including replays – please check the DRL race schedule!)

Team AirVūz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

GUEST BLOGGER: Freybott from Team AirVuz FPV! Racing Drones 120m below Ground!

Yes – you read that right.

Awhile back, I had the opportunity to race drones *below* ground.  Not just in a cool sports court /basement type room either.  I’m talking about something much cooler…the retired Salina Turda salt mine in Romania, which has been renovated into a world class entertainment and amusement center!

Organized by the Drone Champions League in Europe, this drone racing event pulled together the world’s best FPV pilots into the depths of these salt caves, making the most of it’s still air, expansive space, and 3D track.  It was a challenging and exhilarating course, and proves that the DCL’s choice of racing locations is pretty much unparalleled.

I’m proud to race with the DCL and look forward to future races too.   You can see my video of the event here on AirVuz, in which I show a bit of my arrival in Romania, a quick tour of the salt mine venue, and then the race itself.  It was a pretty unique and unbelievably cool set up…I’ll never forget it!

If you’re looking for more videos of DCL events, good news!  A great (and growing) collection of Drone Champions League races has just been created (including vids from the recent Paris event), and you can only find it here on AirVūz!

Let’s go fly!

Phil Freybott   |    Team AirVuz FPV

Your Fathers Day plans included flying a drone, right?!?

Because he may have said he’d be fine grilling, but he really just wanted to fly his drone…😉

What better way to capture the father/son,  father/daughter, father/doggie, father/whole family dynamic than from above!?

Seriously though, if you were out flying, you were out of the house, together, doing something you both enjoy, and now you may even have the best souvenir of it too…a dronie!!

Whether you’re doing a little FPV racing or freestyle, or hiking out to a scenic vista, your drone is the best tag-along to make the day memorable.  We’ve got the proof too…we see lots of drone videos of fathers, hanging out with their families, making the memories an old school video camera couldn’t possibly create!  (Hint hint: these fun videos are now spending some quality time together in a great collection of Dads and drones...you’ll want to stop over and see them too!)

Hope all you Fathers of all types had the best Father’s Day ever!  And if you were out there flying, we hope you enjoyed the best of blue skies and big smiles, and that you’ll share your goods with us on AirVuz!

Happy Flying!

Team AirVuz  |   #UnitedbyDrone

Get to know IG superstar @dirka!

If you’re a drone pilot, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Dirk Dallas.

Perhaps you don’t know his name or his face, but you might know Dallas for the hashtag he created: #FromWhereIDrone.  Dallas, a long-time photographer and a drone pilot for the past several years, came up with the now-popular hashtag when posting his own aerial work to Instagram.

As one of the first-ever users of Instagram — he downloaded it on the day it launched — Dallas has made a name for himself on the platform. He routinely posts drone images and videos to both his personal account (@dirka) and his drone account (@fromwhereidrone).

Dallas discussed all of that and more on The Drone Dish on AirVuz.com.  The California-based Dallas also talks about how he first got into drones, what his inspiration is for his photographs, what types of drones he flies and more.  And he explained the idea behind launching his website, fromwhereidrone.com.

Be sure to check out Dirk’s profile on AirVuz. And catch more episodes of The Drone Dish featuring some of the world’s best and most influential drone pilots.

Happy Flying!

Team AirVuz   |    #United by Drone