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.

Dove_Starbright

This will be the first time drones will be used during the Super Bowl. The spectators can get to enjoy the awesome drone display while being seated in their allotted seats as the stadium floodlights can be turned off during the display. Additionally, these stadium flood lights can be used to assist while setting up the drones on the ground and can be turned off once they are in the air. That said, the show might take place during the Super Bowl Halftime but this will not be 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.

 

Comments

comments