Lady Gaga, Super Bowl Halftime show, and Hundreds of drones

Lady Gaga, Super Bowl Halftime show, and Hundreds of drones

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According to CNN, Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl is expected to feature hundreds of drones swarming over Houston’s NRG Stadium stadium.

Earlier this year Intel granted Disney to send 300 drones into the air every night over Orlando, Fla., this winter to create a holiday-themed light show in the night sky.

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This will the first time drones will be used during the Super Bowl Halftime show but not the first time for drones were used for this purpose. August, after the Federal Aviation Administration released the drone rules for commercial operators, Intel was granted a waiver to fly an unlimited number of its Shooting Star drones per pilot at night over any uncontrolled airspace in the country.

Shooting Stars weigh less than a pound, and together, hundreds can be choreographed to create aerial animations in the night sky. The drones can travel up to 22 miles per hour.

According to Re-Code.net, While drone enthusiasts are in for a treat watching the halftime show, they are not allowed to fly aircraft themselves. On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration declared a 34.5-mile radius surrounding the NRG Stadium a “No Drone Zone” on game day to avoid safety risks. The flight restrictions are only in effect from 4 pm to 11:59 pm on Sunday.

 

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