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
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
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