Cory Ibanez

Cory Ibanez

Mewo, 26, lives and breathes all things drone racing. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he recently completed a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz, with a focus in racing drone dynamics. Though a rookie in DRL, Mewo’s been dominating national and international drone races for the past four years, taking 6th at both the 2018 & 2019 MultiGP National Championships, all while working on his degree. He considers himself an extremely strategic, calculated pilot, only going as fast as he needs to win a given race vs. going full-throttle at all times. Location: Santa Cruz, CAIndustry: RacingAlias: MewoAwards: MultiGP National Championships                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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Tomass Pētersons

Tomass Pētersons

Based in Latvia Tomass Pētersons is a world top contender in drone racing with a proven track record in the global scene. He is ranked #1 in FAI World rankings and secured a top 4 position at the recent FAI World Drone Cup in China. Tomass will be joining our APEX DCL team as well as other activities within the APEX brand. With this signing, APEX takes another step towards our goal to become a global leading drone racing organization with roots in the Nordic and Baltic region. Location: LatviaIndustry: RacingLeague: DCLTeam: APEXTeam: Tope_fpv                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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MIRKO CESENA

Mirko Cesena

I used the radio remote control for drifting cars and monster-type off-road vehicles before the age of 9. At the age of 10 the passion from my father, a longtime model airplane, I started what would become my great passion: the aerobatic radio-controlled helicopters. Starting from a small coaxial, I gradually reached 700 acrobats (the class of RC helixes corresponds to the length in mm of a blade). In my racing career, I have won several Extreme 3D Stunt Championships, including Italian, French, German, Chinese (Asia Pacific) and World. In 2016, I added the FPV racing with drones to the Extreme 3D Stunt Helicopters. In this context, I conquered the first position of the podium in some races, including the Italian FAI F3U 2017 Championship, which included me officially in the Italian FAI National Team sent by AeCI to the FAI…

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Dane Grace

Dane Grace

Danish top pilot Danefpv signs a 2-year contract with APEX. Continuing our collaboration since 2017 Dane and APEX have agreed to work closely together in the coming years focusing on competitive racing and influencer marketing campaigns. Since Dane joined APEX he has headed our DCL racing team as well as worked with us on marketing campaigns and media production with clients like VW and Red Bull. Moving forward we expect to grow on both areas while building Danes profile as a true drone racing professional. Location: DanemarkIndustry: RacingLeague: DCLTeam: ApexAlias: Danefpv                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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Ralph Hogenbirk

Ralph Hogenbirk

Shaggy was an unassuming rookie at the start of 2018, but worked his way up all season. Shaggy’s been working on his mental game and his speed, and he’s ready to face down the DRL field in 2019. Shaggy is the “Sudden Death Vet”—the only pilot who faced down 5 Sudden Deaths in 2019. Location: Eindhoven, NetherlandsIndustry: RacingLeague: DRLAlias: Shaggy            DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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CHRIS SPANGLER

Chris Spangler

Phluxy secured his spot in DRL by winning the 2019 Swatch DRL Tryouts. He’s mastered the DRL SIM, and is out to prove that a DRL SIM Champion can become the DRL Allianz World Champion. No Swatch DRL Tryouts winner has ever made it to the World Championship Finals. While he had dabbled in competitive gaming since 2008, it was only in 2017 when he discovered his love for drone racing. Phluxy is ready to prove he can be the first Swatch Pilot to make it to podium in the DRL Allianz World Championship. Location: Bloomington, MNIndustry: RacingAwards: DRLAlias: Phluxy            DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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ANDREAS HAHN

Andreas Hahn

McStralle has been among the Top 10 pilots in the world for the past two DRL Allianz World Championship seasons. His ‘win or go home’ mentality pushes every pilot around him to go faster. McStralle is all about speed. He has made Finals in a little more than half of the DRL events due to his aggressive starts and high-speeds. Location: Frankfurt, GermanyIndustry: RacingLeague: DRLAlias: McStralle            DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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Foxur FPV

Alexander Lea

When I first saw the Drone Racing League on ESPN years ago, I thought to myself “HOLY COW I want to do that!”. Little did I know that years later my passion for flight, hard work, and a bit of luck would land me on the show for their China World Invitational Challenge. Never in my imagination was this a possibility. Blasting through an abandoned shopping mall at blazing speeds against unrelenting competition was a dream come true! Coupled with the wonderful people I met along the way, this was definitely one of the greatest racing experiences of my life!!! Tune in early August for our episode! Location: United StatesIndustry: RacingLeague: DRLAlias: Foxur                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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Blake Sams

Blake Sams

Nubb is an aggressive, full-throttle pilot that disrupted the leaderboard through his rookie season in 2018. Nubb’s not a rookie anymore, and he’s coming for the top spot. This Nashville native brings aggressive flying to every throttle, hairpin, tight turn and dive gate. Making every final and standing on the podium three times, Nubb took 2nd place at the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship behind Nurk. This year, he’s coming for the title. Location: Nashville, TNIndustry: RacingLeague: DRLTeam: HobbywingAlias: Nubb                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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Dunkan Bossion

Dunkan Bossion

French Professional Drone Racing Pilot. Traveling around the world with the Drone Racing League. Leaving the dream of working in my passion. I started flying at three years old with my father. I started flying RC airplanes first, and then quickly I wanted to fly RC helicopters. My first RC helicopter was a Robbe Moskito. That was a 50-size glow engine powered helicopter designed and manufactured by Robbe in Germany. It was only good for training. My next helicopter was a 60-size Robbe Millennium. The Millennium was a nice flying, high-performance helicopter but required a lot of work. Mine kept exploding. The Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 was what helped me learn 3D flying. Location: Grambois, FranceIndustry: RacingLeague: DRL                 DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

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