A little while ago, I received an email from someone named “George” inviting me out to an exclusive preview in Park City, UT of what he called “the fastest out-of-the-box drone in the world.” I was intrigued as I’m a relative newbie when it comes to drones (although I have one). But drones are a HOT consumer product, especially for families, so I wanted to find out more. As it turns out, there was more to the story than just a super-fast quadcopter. How about the fact that “George” (full name is George Matus) is only 18 years old – yeah, he just graduated from high school – and has built a drone company, Teal Drones, based on what he wanted a drone to be.
In mid-July, the Teal Drones team flew me out to Utah in order to get an exclusive weekend preview of a few Teal drone prototypes. Among those invited were some YouTubers who really know drones and RC vehicles: Ryan Becker of Flyin’ Ryan RC, Dustin Dunnill, and Jay Eakman of the JRESHOW. These guys are true drone geeks who know the drone ecosystem and who are pretty darn good drone pilots (as well as have pretty solid YouTube channels). Me, well, I’m just a dad who likes looking at how gadgets fit into the family. Drones fit that mold pretty well I guess and part of the reason why I was invited. Regardless, we were all really excited to learn more about the Teal drone. Oh, and that guy in the middle of the picture below is George.