Bannister poses for a photograph as he flies a first-person view drone in Wiltshire, England.
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"It's like you're a bird," says 16-year-old drone racing champion Luke Bannister as he whizzes his quadcopter through the air with astonishing precision. As drone use proliferates around the world, first-person view (FPV) racing is really taking off – rather than watching the craft from the ground, the pilot puts on a headset and navigates with a real-time view from the camera mounted on board.Each drone typically costs between $250-$375 with the headset another $320-$435 .A few years later, he discovered the joys of FPV racing.And things really took off when he won the glitzy World Drone Prix in Dubai in March last year, the world's biggest drone race.Set against the Dubai skyline, the futuristic-looking racetrack is full of neon lights and has many features in common with motor racing: hairpin bends, pit stops – for changing batteries – live onboard footage and commentators.Wearing the colors of his XBlades Racing team, Bannister scooped the $250,000 top prize.
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