Paul Nurkkala is a drone pilot with nerves of steele. His confidence shows in the way he flies, and if you watch a couple of his videos you’ll understand why he’s one of the top drone pilots in the world. He is a champion racer and has won multiple events, but that’s probably not what he’s best known for.
Out of all the videos he’s posted to YouTube it was his freestyle flying that attracted over a million views. The ‘Flight of the Year // Trains, Bridges, Rapids, Mountains, Sunset, Gapping, Perching, Powerlooping‘ video earned Paul a bit of notoriety. I won’t get into the controversy, but that video earned him name recognition in the drone community.
Whether what he did was dangerous or not, there’s one fact that no one disputes. The man can fly a drone.
Here’s the award winning video.
Direct link to YouTube (if you’re having trouble viewing)