As the FPV drone flying grows and grows, it’s easy to expect more people showing up at your local gatherings. In general, that’s great for the community, but it can result in some serious difficulties keeping the radio waves clear for active pilots.

Poorly managed frequencies can turn any FPV meetup into a miserable experience. Anyone activating a drone on a frequency close to one that you are using will usually result in an immediate loss of control of the aircraft.

The FPV Explorers group of the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the fastest growing groups around, and their experience has taught them some strategies to help manage the frequencies to keep their races fun and safe. We connected with them to hear how to fly best in the presence of other pilots.

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