Why invent an entire CGI world when the real world — of abandoned buildings, complex forests, oceanside cliffs and more — already exists? Let your high speed drone be your avatar and attack the territory like a jet fighter or racer. High speed drone racing may be the next frontier of competitive entertainment, standing at the nexus of extreme sports and video games.
The sport is nicknamed FPV, which stands for First Person View. And if you don’t like roller coasters, don’t watch any of the videos below. The most popular FPV racer is the Spanish racer, Charpu. He’s an inspiration for many following in his footsteps and generous with praise to his acolytes. As he wrote to one fellow flyer who cited his videos as inspiration: “This is awesome Shawn, some excellent moves. I am really glad my videos helped you to get to this level. Now yours will inspire me! :)” For FPV drone racing, the course is literally everywhere.