AirVuz lists most popular countries filmed by drones

AirVūz, an online community and media hosting site for drone pilots and aerial enthusiasts has announced it has compiled a list of the top-ranked countries for drone videos, the company said.

As drones become more portable, travelers have taken flying cameras around the world to capture the planet from an aerial perspective. The ranking is based on the location of all videos uploaded to drone media site AirVuz.com from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The United States was the most-droned country in the world for all of 2019. This included videos from all over the lower 48 states, plus plenty of footage from the mountains of Alaska and the beaches of Hawaii. Videos from the US included both traditional stabilized camera footage using drones such as the popular DJI Mavic 2 Pro, as well as first-person view videos from drone racing pilots around the country.

Turkey, the United Kingdom, Italy and France rounded out the top five most-droned countries. Many of the videos from Turkey featured its historic capital city of Istanbul. Another popular location of Turkey showcased by drone pilots was Cappadocia, famous for its hot air balloons and unique landscapes.

Pilots made their way all across the United Kingdom with videos spanning from Northern Ireland to Wales to Scotland to many regions of England. Perhaps not surprisingly, Italy and France — popular destinations for tourists of all types — both made the list.

Spain, Germany, Australia and Indonesia followed up as the next four countries on the list, while Greece was the No. 10 most droned country in 2019.