A great alternative to fireworks, drone light shows turn it up a notch with 100s and even 1000s of light-equipped drones flying around the sky in formation, creating shapes, objects, words, and anything else you could think of.

How the FAA made drone shows possible on ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’

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A bevy of drones dancing to a Coldplay song, A Sky Full of Stars, was one of the most memorable parts of America’s Got Talent: Extreme season premiere earlier this year. That standout performance earned Philadelphia drone show company Verge Aero the “Golden Ticket” from judge Simon Cowell, which catapulted the group straight to the finale. Now, the FAA is revealing how federal aviation inspectors worked behind the scenes to make Verge Aero’s drone shows a reality.

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Tesla’s Kimbal Musk acquires Intel Drone Light Shows business

Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, has acquired more than 9,000 drones from Intel to form a new drone light show company, Nova Sky Stories. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by either party, the chipmaker has confirmed that it will no longer run the Intel Drone Light Shows unit.

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10 times drone light shows were used to promote movies, TV

Not only are drone light shows redefining the future of entertainment, but they have also emerged as a highly effective and memorable marketing tool for film and television production companies. When hundreds of light-equipped drones fly around in unison, illuminating the night skies and creating diverse formations, they tell stories that are hard to forget. This is why everyone from Warner Bros. and Marvel to Netflix and Disney has been counting on drone light shows to create a buzz around their latest venture. Take a look…

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Drone light show provider adopts anti-drone tech to make events safer

Germany-based Nocturne Drones, which specializes in putting together dazzling drone light shows for customers such as E.ON, Xbox, and the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the Day of German Unity, is announcing the formation of a new business unit to protect its events from unauthorized aircraft. Joining forces with San Francisco’s Dedrone, the company is establishing Nocturne Drone Defense Systems to integrate drone detection systems inside its drone show control vehicles.

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Watch Egypt’s first-ever drone light show [Video]

Egypt is famous for its harsh drone laws. But last week, something amazing happened. The country hosted its first-ever drone light show. And it did so to rally together a group of youth from 196 African, European, Asian, North American, and Latin American countries.

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Dog owner spends nearly $16K on drones to celebrate pooch’s birthday

A woman in China has stirred an online frenzy after spending a small fortune to celebrate her dog’s 10th birthday. This pet lover from central China’s Hunan province dished out a whopping 100,000 yuan ($15,700) to organize a drone light show for her beloved pooch, but local police say the celebration was far from legal.

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