Drone company Sky Elements used 1,600 drones to create a rendering of the American flag and its company logo

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

November 21, 2023

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Sky Elements broke two Guinness World Records after three nights of drone shows
Sky Elements

A drone show in Florida broke not one but two Guinness World Records last week. 

Sky Elements, a drone company specializing in light shows, used 1,592 individual drones to create the sky-high image of an American flag, as well as its company logo – breaking the world record for the largest aerial image of a flag and the largest aerial logo formed by drones.

The show took place at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo in Orlando.

The two record-breaking displays came at the end of three nights of smaller, 400-drone shows, where the drones were programmed to create displays of “heroic figures throughout history.” 

The smaller light shows included a cowboy on horseback, an astronaut tethered to the International Space Station and a knight battling a dragon. 

“This show was truly a team effort,” said Brian Geck, Sky Elements’ creative director. “Our top animators pulled together, and each pushed the limits of what could be done with the design and created new techniques to make it happen. The story we told was of mavericks throughout time.”

The previous record for both the largest aerial image of a flag and the largest aerial image of a logo was set in March this year as part of the Dubai World Cup closing ceremony. The former was achieved with 988 drones, while the latter was set using 1,500 drones. 

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“Drone light shows and aerial performances are redefining the future of entertainment on an immense scale,” Sky Elements’ website said on its website. “Whether you're hosting an event, promoting a launch, or building brand awareness, our U.S.-based team is here to take your moment to the sky and beyond.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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