Watch this FPV drone tackle the world’s highest waterfall

Motion-packed and artfully shot first-person-view (FPV) drone movies are all the fad simply now, although most of them appear to be shot in and round buildings and concrete areas.

Eager to take his personal high-speed drone into nature, ace FPV drone pilot Ellis van Jason just lately headed to Venezuela to shoot a dramatic dive down Angel Falls, which at 3,121 toes (979 meters) is the world’s highest waterfall.

“I had this stunning nation on my bucket checklist for a few years,” van Jason mentioned in feedback accompanying the video (under). “My mates and I explored the jungle for days by boat, foot, helicopter, and drone to indicate you one thing distinctive.”

The gorgeous footage exhibits van Jason’s drone zipping over treetops and rocky outcrops earlier than arriving on the high of the falls and taking a dramatic drive downward. The drone comes so near the water that specks hit the lens, however the pilot skillfully steers away from a probably calamitous whole immersion.

The Switzerland-based videographer spent two weeks in Venezuela, describing the sprawling Canaima Nationwide Park the place the falls are situated as “very unpredictable and filled with surprises.”

Pilot van Jason has been honing his FPV drone abilities for the previous couple of years — taking his flying machine to the Philippines, Madeira, and the Faroe Islands, amongst different locations — and now shares his information by means of on-line programs at his Drone Academy.

FPV drones

FPV drones, which a pilot flies utilizing a headset with a dwell video feed, have been getting elevated publicity just lately due to improved cameras and the insane flying abilities of those that function them.

The specialised drones are sometimes constructed by the pilots themselves, with the gadgets providing higher maneuverability and pace than most of the camera-equipped shopper drones that we see in the marketplace as we speak.

One of the unimaginable FPV drone movies of current instances, which unsurprisingly gained worldwide consideration, exhibits a fly-through of a bowling alley in Minneapolis. So spectacular was it that even Hollywood took discover.

Different mind-blowing efforts embrace this footage from Manchester Metropolis’s soccer stadium, a go to to a marriage, and this gorgeous sequence captured above an erupting volcano.

For extra superior FPV drone footage, take a look at this assortment of a few of the perfect movies shot over current years.

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