About Us


  • 242 miles of flight time year-to-date through October of 2017 
  • Filmed and published 20+games/40+ teams including:
    *Spurs, Mavericks, Bay Oaks, Richmond United, Oakland Select, Mersey, ABSC, Piedmont, and Northstar teams, Danville Mustangs
  • Experienced in providing professional aerial videography and stills to real estate agents and others in the industry (e.g. architects)

Bio / Background / Qualifications

My name is Robert Duran. I am a FAA graded UAS pilot with a passion for bringing aerial videography to my clients to further enhance their objectives, whether to analyze their team in an athletic match, enhance a viewer's buying experience, or to simply offer a "bird's-eye view", a perspective that cannot be achieved from the ground. I work with my clients to customize each shoot and bring my experience/perspective to bear so that the end collaboration produces results. 

  • I have a BA in Political Science and Statistical Analysis 
  • My wife and I live in Kensington with our 2 daughters, ages 12 and 10 and three dogs


  • FAA graded UAS pilot (94th percentile exam results)
  • SkyEye Drone Networkʼs Safety Training Course graduate
  • Coached soccer for 5 years with Spurs and 2 years with US Futsal
  • “D”  coaching license and level 2 La Liga coaching credential

History and track record of the business

  • Futbol Drones launched in 2017 after I found that there was a need across multiple categories of service for high-quality analysis and video, previously inaccessible to small and mid-scale businesses due to high production costs
  • Futbol Drones has filmed multiple teams in the Bay Area
  • Futbol Drones is cultivating relations with local software companies to integrate into footage (Coach Logic and Match Analysis)
  • Business generated through word of mouth and repeat customers

Rob is incredibly precise and professional in his work. I have been extremely happy with the work he has done for the soccer teams I coach. The drone footage is an absolutely invaluable learning tool for player and team development. This technology has provided the players with the oppprtunitity to learn from their mistakes and clearly recognize areas for the continued development. As a coach, I am so happy to be able to have access to a tool that helps me to reach the players on another level and develop player/coach buy in. The footage has helped me to provide real feedback to the players about the areas for growth, form better relationships with the players and allows me the opportunity to guide them to set realistic goals for their development. Rob was very responsive to my needs and clearly has a desire to offer the best product for his clients. He also insisted on meeting with me to ensure that I was happy with the product and walked me through some ideas for possible improvements. I look forward to working with Futbol Drones in the near future and see the technology as a potentially huge breakthrough for soccer in the U.S. 

Niall Irwin 
Technical Director Tottenham Hotspurs East Bay
Head Coach 2005 Boys 

We’ve heard nothing but great feedback from your drone/film work. We very much recommend your service and look forward to carrying on with your services in our next festival slated for the end of August.

Ryan Suarez 
Sacramento Republic FC
U15 Head Coach - Development Academy

Ryan Suarez and I (as committee co-chairs of the Bay Area and Valley DA U12B Conference Festival events)  enjoyed working with you and your Futbol Drones in our inaugural event in Jan 2018. Your approach to filming the games and then following up with highlights was both professional and timely. It received high praise from coaches and clubs.

Glenn Van Straatum
Academy Director / Club Technical Director 
EBU Bay Oaks
Premier Club for Player and Coach Development

We've been extremely impressed with the work of Robert Duran and Futbol Drones.  We found Robert very easy to work with and his passion for the game really shines through.  The quality of the video exceeded our expectations and the highlight video he created of our soccer program has already helped our program tremendously in gaining more support.  He was reliable and highly responsive over the course of the project and really went above and beyond.  He took the extra time to understand not just what we wanted but who we are and how the video would best reflect that identity and mission.  This is a great service and I certainly recommend it to anyone else out there looking for special footage of their events or programs.

Nick Lusson
Soccer Director, Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League / Sheriffs Fútbol Club
Club Services Coordinator, NorCal Premier Soccer
U14 Coach, San Francisco Elite Academy