Chris Newman

Chris Newman

My name is Chris Newman, I’ve been in video production since 2004, I started flying remote control heli’s in 2010 with the hopes of putting a camera on one. In 2011 I bought the first drone that could carry a camera called the Cinestar 8. After lots of trial and error, I got into the groove and I’ve worked all around the world for major brands such as Disney Plus, Netflix, IMAX, Ford, Subaru, National Geographic, Mazda, Lexus, BBC, McDonalds, Air Canada, Mercedes, KFC, Animal Planet, Sony and Dolby Digital. Since 2014 Through Drone Pro Academy I’ve trained tens of thousands of other drone pilots and help them create epic cinematic shots and get the most out of their drones! In addition to creating some of the world’s best resources for budding drone pilots, I still run my drone business…

Category : Cinema
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™

Category : Racing
Andrew Petersen

Andrew Petersen

For the past 15 years I have traveled the globe surfing, shooting and spending everything I’ve had for my pure and genuine love for film. Since the day my grandfather first inspired me to pick up a camera I have been addicted to photography in the most intrigued way. Along my journey I have made new friends and shared many collaborations that have helped guide me as I continue to learn and develop my unique understanding of light and motion. It is no surprise to say that we are in a new era of what it means to be a filmmaker. I have witnessed the industry shift from film to digital, bulky to compact. Today’s technology is driving the way we creatively capture and I take pride in staying ahead of the curve. From motion controlled dollies to rc drones,…

Category : Cinema
Max Beamer

Max Beamer

Max Beamer is an FPV Drone Pilot, Videographer and Musician from Lafayette Louisiana. He has been a fan of RC cars and drones off and on for most of his life and started flying FPV in 2018. Previous to this he was a published Producer and Mixer known for his creative ability to permeate genres and blend sounds.  He has Produced Music for Major Label Artists like Kevin Gates and Written Music for a wide variety of Business Advertising, Anti Bullying Organizations, and Government Campaigns across the country. His creativity has followed into his work as a drone pilot from his unconventional shot selections to the high energy yet smooth FPV Drone freestyle videos. He is currently pursuing opportunities in Drone Technology and Aerial Cinematography while pushing the Limits of First Person View Drones alongside some of the best Drone Pilots in the World. Location: Lafayette,…

Category : FPV
Joshua Bardwell

Joshua Bardwell

More than 3 years ago, I started learning about quadcopters, and I shared what I was learning on a YouTube channel. Today, I’ve made over 1700 videos and over 110,000 people subscribe to my channel. First-Person-View (FPV) flight is an experience like nothing else. All the excitement and fun of flying. None of the risk of personal injury. And a lot cheaper too. But it’s got a huge learning curve. There are so many skills you have to know in order to even get your foot in the door. That’s where I come in. I teach people how to build, tune, troubleshoot, and fly FPV multirotors. Racing drones. Mini quads. Whatever you want to call it. Everything from how to solder, to how to tune, to how to do tricks and get faster lap times. I also do product reviews…

Category : FPV
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™

Category : Racing
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™

Category : Racing
Tommy Tibajia

Tommy Tibajia

In a fresh new industry, swamped by cloners who would rather copy than innovate, we create. We operate with the highest standards, smart design, and thoughtful innovation. We understand that the value of a brand is larger than it’s logo and cannot be fueled by hype alone. We value quality and thoughtfulness over quantity and profit because we know that those who buy Ummagawd products expect exactly that. Our customers want our best. They want the latest innovation, without any compromise on stylish design. We know this about our customers because they’re exactly like us. Location: Huntington Beach, CAIndustry: FPVAlias: Ummagawd                           DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

Category : FPV
Alex Vanover

Alex Vanover

At just 19, Vanover is the youngest pilot in DRL. With MultiGP National Championships under his belt, he’s ready to take on the big leagues. Vanover is a hot shot rookie who isn’t afraid to show the vets he’s the new generation coming for the title. Vanover is all about hard work, determination and showing off his skills to get in the other pilot’s heads. Location: Roanoke, TXIndustry: RacingAwards: Drone Racing League Certified: FAA Part 107                      DronePilots © . A DroneNetwork brand. Obsessed with Drones™

Category : Racing