Kris was active duty Air Force vet (6 years as an F16 crew chief). He was in multiple tours in Germany, Jordan, South Carolina as well as two tours in Iraq. Kris currently is the co-owner of a classic car dealership in Boise with my father and serves part-time in the Idaho ANG as an A10 Crew Chief.
Kris’s interest in FPV drone racing first started when he saw a YouTube video of France guys racing quadcopters through a course in the woods in 2014. After seeing this video, Kris knew I had to get into this sport.
Kris started building his first drone which was a gigantic DJI Flame Wheel 450 with a KK2.1 flight controller. He flew it several times in a local park but it just wasn’t doing the trick. Then one day his sister texted him that a bunch of guys were flying drones in a school park near her house so he hopped in his truck and drove over. At the park, Kris, talked to local Boise FPV member, Chris Haskins, and a couple weeks later (November 2015) he was flying his first 250 size quad.
Kris currently races in the Boise FPV Intermediate class monthly points races. He competed at a Drone Nationals qualifier in Bend, Oregon where he placed 12th overall. Kris can’t believe how much drone racing has grown in such a short time and is excited to shape the future of the sport.