Drone light shows are taking the world by storm! More and more events are foregoing the traditional fireworks display for an innovative and dexterous drone light show. The Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony of 2018 was a great example of how technology, namely drones are changing the way we celebrate momentous occasions.
In mid-September, the NOVAQ Festival ended with a stunning drone display over the Garonne, opposite Cap Sciences in the south west of France. Dronisos made sure they had all the necessary authorizations and permissions to fly 100 Parrot Bebop 2 drones at 9.00 p.m. in the town center of Bordeaux.
This was the first time that a drone display of this size had been executed in France and Dronisos hope it’s not the last. “It’s the first time a drone event of this size has taken place in France” said Jean-Dominique Lauwereins, Co-founder of Dronisos.
This year’s NOVAQ, the festival of innovation based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, focused on three main themes; the brain, space and the ocean. This event is the perfect opportunity to get together with innovative experts, meet startups and even test upcoming inventions.
The NOVAQ Festival was not the first time Parrot drones have been used to showcase events. In 2016, Parrot Bebop 2 drones were programmed by Be Tomorrow engineers to be used in a dance number on Britain’s Got Talent.
In the same year, The One Show used Parrot Bebop 2 drones to demonstrate that when using a specific algorithm, you could make the quadcopters dance in any direction, forming an overall shape. The One Show decided to create a Christmas tree.