DRL Winners: Congrats to Jet, GAB707, and Wild Willy FPV (Team AirVūz)!

Cheers to another great season of the Drone Racing League!

It’s been real.  And it’s been real fast.  The 2017 DRL Season was exhilaration-packed and flew by like a rocket, but not without crowning the top three pilots first!

Congratulations to Jet, GAB707, and our own Wild Willy FPV on their respective 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place wins!

We all know now that racing drones is a legit sport (BTW – does it get any more real than ESPN?), and these talented pilots who’ve conquered the drone racing scene have plenty of street (or maybe “air?”) cred gilded into their FPV goggles!

Flying the extreme courses in New Orleans, Boston, Miami, Munich, and  London, these pilots turned their stick time into prime time entertainment for the television viewing masses.  (You can still find the replays on ESPN, ESPN2, and their affiliates!).

AirVuz sends out major kudos to all of the 2017 DRL pilots on the entertaining and cutting edge season, including a special shout out to our AirVūz community members of Nurk, Gab707, FPV Provo, Falcon X, 32BitsofGil, and A_Nub, as well as our Team AirVuz pilots FlyingBearFPV and yes, 3rd place winner Wild Willy FPV (woot woot!).

Team AirVuz   |   #UnitedbyDrone


The coolest uploads from last week- on TopVūz!

It’s time for the TopVūz of the week! This weeks unique, surreal, worldwide featured user aerial view uploads are:

My Year – 2017 – Seagullaerial
Abandoned Minneapolis – DroneDoll
Iceland By Drone 4K – TravelModeOn_
Troms – timoksanen
Rio de Janeiro – victoraroundtheworld

Make sure to check out the featured full length drone videos! So happy to be able to feature such an amazing variety of aerial views from all over the world. Keep sharing the beauty! One love.

Thanks for helping make our community so diverse and full of world views! We truly are UnitedByDrone.

How do you get your chance to be featured in TopVūz? If you’ve uploaded an aerial video to AirVūz.com then you already have! If you haven’t… well, upload your best work and we will find it!

Did you know you can upload your photos to AirVūz? See Ours!

See more TopVūz of the week here on AirVūz.com
For laughs, excellent drone videos and a chance to win $500, check out the latest YourVūz episode, Transportation
Follow YourVūz on Instagram!

Team AirVūz  |   #UnitedbyDrone

The FASTEST 🔥 Drone Pilot in California = Colby Curtola from Team AirVuz FPV!

It’s official!  The California Drone Speed Challenge has a winner…and now congrats are in order for Colby Curtola (SFPV), if  you can catch him!
The Aerial Sports League (ASL) partnered with Comcast to pull off this exciting series of drone drag races last weekend, all in the spirit of showing that drone racing promotes both ‘drones for good’ and STEM education.

Colby took home a $10,000 prize and will also have a donation made on his behalf to Girls in Tech (GiT).  How great is that (especially for those of us who love racing drones)?

AirVūz is beyond proud of Colby and this incredible feather in his FPV goggles!   Woot woot!

Nice work to all of the drone pilots who competed at this great event including several from Team AirVuz FPV: Zoe Stumbaugh (ZoeFPV), Shane Traweek (Humboldt710), and the winner himself, Colby Curtola! (SFPV)!

AirVūz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

You can either purposely jump off that cliff

…or you can watch these drone videos from the comfort of your comfiest chair!

(Unless, of course, you’re one of these super cool souls born with extra adrenaline…in this case, just find a licensed drone pilot to capture the moments in which you (quickly) free fall, towards the beautiful terrain below,  which still looks pretty hard…Ok, we can barely even write about this without freaking out –  just a little – on the inside.😱)

For most of us, it’s way more fun to watch the videos about Base Jumping and Cliff Jumping than even think of doing it ourselves!  This extreme sport is considered to be even more dangerous than skydiving (who knew?) due to the lower altitude of their jumps; in many places, its even outlawed.

Clearly, this sort of flying naturally makes for dramatic and adrenaline-spiking footage, so to make it easy for you to (safely) take it all in, we created a collection of the best cliff Jumping and BASE jumping drone videos.

Once again the aerial perspective takes the cake.  How else – other than by drone footage – could one really capture the gorgeous natural environs, sheer force, and human risk presented by these dives?  After seeing these great feats captured like this, we think you’ll agree that drone cameras are boss!

AirVūz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

California Drone Speed Challenge

The California Drone Speed Challenge starts tomorrow!

The Aerial Sports League (ASL) has joined forces with Comcast to organize California’s top drone pilots together for an adrenaline packed series of drone drag races.  Why, you might ask? To establish the fastest drone pilot in the Golden State, of course!

​A cool pile of $10,000 (as well as the elite title) are at stake for the 16 pilots competing at the “Twisted 1⁄4 Mile” at the ASL dSports World Arena, located within the historic Palace of Fine Arts, in San Francisco.

​It gets better.  Comcast will then make a donation, on behalf of the winning pilot, to Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit focused on engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.

This exciting drone racing event promotes both the efforts around STEM education, as well as the notion of drones for good, so of course, we’re all in!

We wish the best of luck to those competing, including three of our own Team AirVūz FPV Pilots: SFPV, Humboldt710, and ZoeFPVWe can’t wait to see the footage!

AirVūz   |   #UnitedbyDrone

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


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
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!


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