The folks at AirVuz recently spoke with Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer who flies FPV freestyle in cities across the country during the baseball season. Here is their interview.
Bauer flies FPV freestyle in cities across the country during the baseball season. Often, though, he flies by himself.
While in Chicago earlier this year, Bauer was able to connect with FPV pilot Johnny Schaer, known in the drone community as Johnny FPV. The duo flew together in Schaer’s hometown before one of Bauer’s games.
The duo got together again recently in Minneapolis before Bauer and the Indians played the Minnesota Twins. Bauer and Schaer flew at an abandoned building and were joined by local pilots Simon Cheng, known as MartyFlyzzz, and Megan Proulx, who goes by the call sign Drone Doll.
Bauer, an engineering major in college, is one of just a few pro athletes who have gotten into drone racing and first-person view drones. Schaer, meanwhile, played baseball through high school and hit 70 mph on the radar gun. But could he get a hit off Bauer?
Sports rivalries aside, Bauer and Schaer have bonded over their hobby by flying together in different cities across the country.