Award-Winning Drone Pilot Adds Another Accolade

Award-Winning Drone Pilot Adds Another Accolade

Drone pilot Bachir Moukarzel is no stranger to winning awards. Now the Dubai-based filmmaker has added another award to his list.

Moukarzel took home a $1,000 prize for his video “Philippines,” which won the Drone Video of the Week award on Moukarzel, a certified commercial drone pilot, captured stunning aerial footage of the Philippines during a recent trip by using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. 

Moukarzel previously had one of his aerial photos selected by National Geographic as one of the best drone photos of 2017. That picture showcased the urban jungle of Dubai, with his drone flying high above the city’s brand-new skyscrapers.

For his film that won the contest on AirVuz, Moukarzel said he often had to launch his drone by hand from a small boat. Though challenging at times, the hard work proved to be worth it as he became the latest pilot to pocket the $1,000 prize.

The Philippines is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world for drone pilots, as is evidenced by the high volume of videos from the Philippines uploaded to AirVuz. Visitors to can find many more drone videos of the Philippines in a collection curated by the AirVuz staff.

The Drone Video of the Week contest follows the success of the inaugural AirVuz Drone Video Awards, which selected the best drone videos and photos of 2017. Voters chose winners in 13 categories from a total of more than 33,000 videos. 

For more information about the contest, contact Tyler Mason, Director of Public Relations, at

MINNESOTA - 07/05/2018 — About AirVuz

Since its launch in 2015, AirVuz has become the world’s leading drone video and photography sharing platform and global community for drone pilots and aerial media enthusiasts. Drone enthusiasts worldwide can upload and share videos and photos in unlimited quantity and at no cost. Site users have free access to an ever-growing library of drone media content including easily browsable categories such as travel, extreme sports, golf courses, drone racing, landmarks and more. AirVuz users also have access to original AirVuz content, including the weekly AirVuz News program, profiles of top content creators, product reviews, and how-to information for drone pilots on how to take and edit high quality drone video.

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