Darren Berrecloth landing his Skydio 2

Last week we started our Skydio Featured Flyer blog series focusing on getting to know Skydio’s unique ambassadors. We’re stoked to be able to support these awesome creators who have helped Skydio get to where we are today.

This week we sat down with pro mountain biker, Darren Berrecloth to see how he has been using his Skydio 2. Darren is an absolute legend in the downhill mountain biking world, so we knew he would have tons of awesome use-cases for filming with Skydio 2.


This week we’re getting to know one of the raddest Skydio Featured Flyers. Amber Torrealba is known for her super slick skimboarding skills and her kickass edits. Her athletic ability combined with her creative skills has made her the perfect Skydio 2 user and one of our most prolific Skydio Featured Flyers.

Hey Amber! Tell us a little bit about who you are and some of your proudest accomplishments.

My name is Amber Torrealba, and I’m a Filmmaker and 3x Vic World Champion Skimboarder from Palm Bay, Florida. I left my corporate career and traditional path after college to move…


Skydio X2

Redwood City, Calif. — March 1, 2021 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced it has raised $170 million in Series D funding led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. This brings total funding raised to over $340 million with a current valuation of over $1 billion. Andreessen Horowitz, which also led the Series A, is joined in this round by existing investors Linse Capital, Next47, and IVP, along with new investor UP.Partners. …


It is incredible to see what our customers have been able to accomplish with our favorite flying robot. Over the past year, we have seen everything from insane mountain biking and windsurfing to flawless flights, soaring backwards through the jungle and chasing skiers down the slopes. Although, we must say, the best part has been getting to know the creators who have brought some of the most unthinkable moments to life, all with the help of their Skydio 2.

Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to a few of these creators who we are proud to support and…


Redwood City, Calif. — February 9 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced the U.S. Army elected to continue with the Skydio X2D SRR system to complete remaining integration and documentation requirements within the Other Transaction Agreement Prototype Phase. The SRR program, managed by the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS) located in Huntsville, Alabama, aims to equip Soldiers with a rapidly deployable small UAS solution to conduct Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S) activities.

The Army decided to continue with Skydio for final integration activities…


Skydio X2 — CES Best of Innovation 2021

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced that Skydio X2 has received the CES® 2021 Best of Innovation Award for Drones and Unmanned Systems. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 11–14, 2021.

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. …


Redwood City, Calif. — January 7, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has appointed Adam Bry, the Co-Founder and CEO of Skydio, to serve a two-year term on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

Adam Bry CEO & Co-founder of Skydio

Adam’s appointment comes at a critical time for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry as advances in autonomous flight and Artificial Intelligence (AI) promise to make the power of drones more broadly accessible to enterprises and government entities, and more valuable than ever before.

“I’m honored to…


#SkydioFeaturedFlyer Ben Birk offers his advice to help you nail the shot this winter

Photo by Lane Womack (@woahmedias)

It’s that time of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to get outside and film our local winter wonderland with our trusty Skydio 2. But first, let’s take a moment to set ourselves up for success and fine tune our skills to make sure we get the most out of every flight. We sat down with #SkydioFeaturedFlyer Ben Birk to jot down his top 10 tips for nailing the shot this winter.


Silicon Valley innovators accelerate next-gen UAVs fusing AI-powered autonomy with breakthrough composites manufacturing

San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2020Skydio, a leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, and Arris, a leader in advanced manufacturing of high-performance products, have redefined airframe design leveraging Additive Molding™, Arris’s breakthrough carbon fiber manufacturing technology. Starting with the new Skydio X2 drone, enterprise, public sector and defense customers will benefit from lighter, longer-range, and more robust aircraft structures at scale. …


Demonstrates swift market traction as the company continues accelerated product roadmap and training for enterprise and public sector

December 16, 2020 — Redwood City, Calif. — Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, announced the general availability of Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation (AEF), a broad set of advanced AI-pilot assistance capabilities for enterprise and public sector operators. Controlled through the new Skydio Enterprise App, AEF optimizes Skydio 2 for professional use in a wide range of missions, including outdoor/indoor inspections, search and rescue, emergency response, security patrol, and situational awareness.

“This is an important milestone…

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