What We Are Passionate About
Organized events are starting to happen right here in Santa Cruz! Join the fun and meetup with other pilots!
We’re an upcoming chapter of MultiGP, the premiere racing league for FPV Pilots. Join MultiGP- start tracking your races!
With over 140,000 members the Academy of Model Aeronautics is the largest model aircraft organization in america! We encourage all local flyers to become AMA Compliant
The first ever AMA Sponsored First Person View Drone Race was held right here in Santa Cruz, California in 2015!
What is FPV?
'It's like being a monk and having an out-of-body experience'
Definition for First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to control a radio-controlled vehicle from the driver or pilot's view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a radio-controlled aircraft. The vehicle is either driven or piloted remotely from a first-person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to video fpv goggles or a video monitor. More sophisticated setups include a pan-and-tilt gimbaled camera controlled by a gyroscope sensor in the pilot's goggles and with dual onboard cameras, enabling a true stereoscopic view.
Goggles or Screen
Mind Blowing Fun
Meet the Local Flyers
We love talking about FPV ! If you see us out flying, chat us up after we land!
Connect With Us
...and help spread the love of FPV
News & Upcoming Events
Dear Fellow Flyers – Today is a sad day for our local skies. Many of the spots that you have all come to know and love have been unjustly shutdown by Chet Bardo(831 335-6318) he is the Santa Cruz State Parks District Superintendent. Unfortunately he is unwilling to return my calls to talk about sensible[…]
Our website is now feature complete! We have our first Meetup scheduled. Facebook page fleshed out. YouTube page for the locals. Subreddit for our local flying community. First Person View flying is here to stay. It has started to gain mainstream appeal- with a flood of new pilots in just the last 6 months and no[…]
Santa Cruz FPV officially launched August 1st, 2015! Our Goal To organize local events for FPV Pilots around the Santa Cruz County area and to provide a face to the local hobby. Santa Cruz FPV is put together and ran by some of the most experienced pilots in the area. We hope to prove that the[…]
If you build it, will people come? We’re about to find out! Santa Cruz FPV is a new group banner for local pilots to fly under. We hope to organize local activities for all FPV loving locals! Our first event is coming up on Sunday August 16th at 4pm – Sunset, find it on Meetup.com![…]