FPV drone racing and stunt pilot Heath Whibley drone skills are fast. At speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour, he flys around farm machinery and sprints across paddocks in an effortless style. Subscribe ✅ and tap the notification bell 🔔 to be delivered Australian stories every day: https://bit.ly/Subscribe_ABCAustralia
The drone pilot started at age 15, and said there was nothing else like flying drones, especially at speed. The sport could now even lead to a career, with Mr Whibley named the Freestyle Champion at the Australian Drone Nationals in 2019.
There are not many other speed racing drone pilots in north-western NSW, and Mr Whibley said his city competitors were very jealous of his practice pad. “I’ve been flying FPV drones for about five years now, so I’ve had a fair bit of experience, but there have been lots of crashes, I can tell you that,”
Freestyle drone video supplied by Heath Whibley.
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