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Meet the 16-year-old world drone-racing championFirst-person view (FPV) drone racing sees pilots race quadcoptors using head-mounted displays. We talk to the stars of this extraordinary new sport, including world champ Luke Bannister.
[MUSIC] I've always wanted to be a pilot, since I can first remember. And, about, a year and a few months ago, I got my first mini drone. And then, started racing. But, it potentially stemmed from me flying the old toy planes inside my room. And then, two years ago, I got my first set of [UNKNOWN] in the system. So you can fly first person view. I put it on my plane, flying that round. I'm Danny. I'm sort of unusual, I've got a drone racing and it went from there. [MUSIC] No, we're all really friends. That's great, we're all friends and help each other and Big community also on Facebook, so that's very good for beginners too. We did a lot of trials, we did a lot of races and looked at what works and what doesn't. [MUSIC] And now we have very good, very stable rules and regulation, how we race. I really think the sport's just gonna keep growing and growing and growing in the future, considering how far its gone in about a year. From people flying on the local park, whatever, to flying inside stadiums. I think that it's just gonna Keep growing and you know hopefully it becomes a professional sport. [INAUDIBLE]