Drone FPV Pilot Lexie Janson Goes Next Level Airspeeder
Social media personality and drone FPV pilot Lexie Janson takes her talents to the next level.
By Jim Magill
Lexie Janson, a young social media star and competitor in the world of first-person view (FPV) drone races, is taking on a new challenge, becoming one of the first pilots training to race flying cars – first as unmanned vehicles, and later as a pilot aboard the aircraft itself.
Recently Janson joined Australia-based Airspeeder EXA Series, the world’s first racing league for electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles, otherwise known as flying cars.
“In August, I was contacted by Airspeeder and they asked me if I would like to jump on board with flying cars,” she said in an interview. “I checked out their web site and it turned out that at first we would be remote piloting those drones.”
Lexie and other pilots are training to be able to operate 250-kilogram (551-pound) eVTOL vehicles, manufactured by Sydney-based Alauda Aeronautics. The…