How much does a drone light show cost?

Costs

Prices start at just
$18,000 for 100 drones 

simple  

We have stock shows
that are pre-made 

custom

We can create a partial
or full custom drone show

All inclusive

Our prices include everything from design, shipping, permits etc...

Learn about Drone Light Shows in just 4 minutes, watch the video above


 Drone light show events are very popular in 2022 and they are used in large public drone shows , private drone show events, corporate drone light show displays, wedding drone light shows, 
product launches with drones, city wide celebrations, Drones as part of advertising and television and film productions, drone at concerts, drone shows for music festivals, gender reveals, Super Bowl parties, Christmas drone light shows, university fundraisers, and drone shows are used in theme parks and casinos all over the world.

100 drones start at just $18,400 for a basic drone light display show - this is an all inclusive price  with no hidden costs at all. 

We can do from 100 drones to 5000 drones in a amazing drone light show for your event in just 3-8 weeks time. 

You can also purchase a drone light show system from us and create your own drone light shows today for hotels, theme parks or to start your own drone light show business. 

  • Drone light shows can number from as few as 100 drones to as many as over 5000 drones  

  • Drone Light show drones can display more than 1.8 billion color combinations, and the drones can create logos, words, faces, and clickable QR codes to promote your product or service.

  • The drone light show drones are all controlled by one mighty central computer with just one operator with amazing results!  

  • The drone light event performance is synchronized to a custom musical soundtrack and can be streamed live on social media! 

  • Drone light shows are made up of small drones with high powered led lights on them
     
  • We are based in Los Angeles, California, and have drones + ground teams in Florida, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, San Fransisco, and Memphis. 

  • Internationally we have drones + ground teams in Dubai, Brazil, Hong Kong, Poland, Monaco, and India.

  • This allows us to work in major markets like locals without much travel or shipping fees

  • Yes Drone light shows are as affordable as Fireworks shows.

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All type of brands use Drone Light Shows to launch their new products and create amazing social media moments with drones.

Indoor drone shows

Drone light shows can also be used inside for conventions, brand launches, and special corporate events of all types.

Wedding drone shows

A wedding is a special day that is made even better with drones. "I'll be loving you forever with drones" the song goes, and we can make it happen for your wedding event now!

We do outdoor drone light shows as well indoor drone light shows for all type of events and locations

  • One of our most requested items are having drone light show drones create QR codes in the sky, Since Covid QR codes have become a popular form of brand engagement with large and small companies worldwide, and we can deliver this to you.
     
  • You can have your audience sign up for an email, or give them a coupon, or a download, everyone in your audience has a cell phone in their pocket and they love to interact with drone light show QR codes, prices start at just $20,000 for a full QR code drone show

  • You can do multiple QR code shows in a single night at various pop up locations 
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    What is a drone light show ?


    If you followed the Olympics, you must have observed the drone show. While the various sports involved in the Olympics are the main attraction, the drone light show undoubtedly created a memorable experience that everyone is still talking about and wondering how it works months after the Olympics. So, how do drone light shows work?


    Drone light shows involve hundreds or thousands of drones designed to communicate and execute choreographed patterns. The choreography is created using 3D animation tools. Then software that Drone Shows use features a flight path to each drone as part of the pattern. As such, you only need one flight operator to conduct the show.


    What is a drone light show?


    Drone light shows are made with drones featuring LED lights programmed to perform stunts and form patterns in the sky. Some of them can also carry smoke ejectors that can shoot colored smoke out for amazing day time shows.


    The drones can form any pattern as long as it’s preprogrammed using our special software. 


    Flight planning


    This is the most crucial part of the process. It’s where our programmers design the various movements the drones will pull off, and it can take weeks or even months to complete. To achieve this, we use 3D animation software like Blender to design the choreography. 


     With drone light shows, you need to consider that the choreography must be viewable from all directions. If you’re into animation, this is another way that you can bring your imagination into reality. Drone Light Show Company does this quickly. 


    Testing


    Once you’ve completed the choreography, it’s time to test it. This is to make sure the drones take off and execute the whole choreography without colliding and ensure the drones can achieve the required distance between each other and the needed speed to complete the choreography. 


    And no, you don’t need to launch the drones to test them. That would lead to crashes and make the whole process quite expensive. Instead, you can use software like the Drone Light Show Company uses to conduct the test and make the necessary adjustments. This software simulates the drone’s size and speed, enhancing the accuracy of the test. Once our software says it’s safe, then we do a practice run with the whole team and the drones.



    YES!

    Drone Light Show Prices

    Will drone light shows replace fireworks shows?


    Yes, it’s conceivable that drone light shows could replace fireworks shows. Drones have replaced other technologies in other sectors before now. For instance, drones replaced helicopters in filming, they replaced airplanes in aerial photography and surveillance, and they’ve even replaced delivery vehicles in some industries.  We can make the drones look like fireworks as well, so no-one is missing anything! 


    Drones replace firework shows so well as they do not scare animals, they are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and re-usable! 


    So many cities and large events replace their fireworks shows with exciting drone light shows, and the media, and public would much rather watch a drone show than a boring old firework show, and if you still want fireworks, we can BLAST fireworks off the drones so you won't miss anything! 

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    Drone light show drones are reusable, unlike the big mess that fireworks leave with their debris field and killing of birds and their pollution effects 


    While fireworks create some of the best patterns in the skies and form the main part of New Year’s Eve and other celebrations, they come at a great cost since you can’t reuse them. On the other hand, once the drones complete the show, they’ll land, and you can use them to display the same show or program a different pattern. Cities around America and the world who care about the environment, use these drone light show drones now. 


    Drones are quiet! Unlike fireworks that make loud sounds that scare people and animals


    Fireworks are known to emit an explosive sound that doesn’t sit well with pets or people who live close by and would prefer sleeping rather than listening to the fireworks. And let’s not forget that explosive noises may be bad for veterans or people with PTSD from explosive noises.


    But the only noise a drone emits is from the propellers. Also, the drones are often flying at 150 feet above the ground and in a designated perimeter. It’s easy to sleep through a drone light show. If you hate fireworks, I think drone light shows will make you change your mind.



    Drone light shows are  customizable


    There isn’t much you can do in terms of variety with fireworks. Sure, you can make them print out some names and some patterns, but drones are a game changer. We’ve seen space stations, rovers, deer, Star Wars animations, globes, baseballs, logos, and many other patterns printed in the skies. 


    As mentioned earlier, anything you can create using 3D software can be executed in a drone light show. Plus its 2022 this stuff is cool!


    Drones are safer than fireworks


    Fireworks are quite risky. There have been cases where they explode too close to residential areas, causing fires. For instance, in 2021 fireworks caused 1900 structure fires, 17,100 outside fires, 46 injuries, and more than $100 million in damage. And this was just in America alone.


    That makes you wonder if fireworks are even worth it if they can cause this much damage. With this in mind, people have been trying to look for safer methods to celebrate, and drones have become a viable option. We can even make shapes that look like fireworks but without the death and destruction fireworks bring to us all.


    Drone light shows are cheaper


    In most cases, running a drone light show is cheaper than a fireworks show, and it’s environmentally friendly, sustainable, does not scare dogs or veterans of wars. 


    Fireworks can be pretty costly, considering the setup costs and the risks involved. And the best thing about drone light shows is they’re accommodating; more people will be happy, there’s less noise, and you can’t really put a price on putting a smile on more faces. 



    How many drones are needed for a show?


    The number of drones needed for a show can range from 10 to hundreds or thousands depending on your budget, the size of the audience, the space available to execute the show, and the choreography. 


    For a local drone show, you should bring together at least 150 drones. But as mentioned, the Olympics, mall openings, and other shows with a large audience can use up to 5,000 drones. 



    The future of fireworks Is looking bleak and drone light shows are fast becoming the next HOT THING


     

    Recent work

    This drone light show was held in Dubai and our designers were able to capture the spirit of Dubai government and pride of the UAE police across the sky in this special show for 2020

    200 drones light show

    A great deal of our clients choose the 200 count drone light show as it provides a cost savings while being able to create numerous logos and wording and custom shapes in the sky, thrilling their audience. 

    1000 drones light shows

    Any drone light show is impressive, but a show with over 1000 drones is a chance to create a massive event worthy of a large scale public show in a stadium or large scale sports event. 

    Drone Light Show costs

    Basic Drone Light Show costs - Many other options are available for custom packages. 


    Option 1   - 100 drones
     

    TOTAL COST $18,400 total all inclusive price 

    $10,000 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    $8400 due within 30 days of show performance via wire payment 

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    Option 2   - 200 drones
     

    TOTAL COST $26,100 total all inclusive price

    $16,100 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash 

    No other payment methods accepted for first time clients

    $10,000 due within 30 days of show performance via wire payment 


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    Option 3   - 300 drones 


    TOTAL COST $35,200 total all inclusive price

    $25,200 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash 

    No other payment methods accepted for first time clients 

    $10,000 due within 30 days of show performance via wire payment 


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    Option 4 - 400 drones
     

    TOTAL COST $43,200 total all inclusive price

     $32,000 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash 

    No other payment methods accepted for first time clients

    $13,200 due within 30 days of show performance via wire payment 


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    Option 5  - 500 drones
     

    TOTAL COST $53,100 total all inclusive price

    $36,550 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash 

    No other payment methods accepted for first time clients

    $26,550 due within 30 days of show performance via wire payment 

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    Option 6  - 1000 drones 
     

    TOTAL COST $88,100 total all inclusive price

    $44,550 down payment due on contract signing, via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash

    Note the first $5000 of the first down payment will be taken via credit card and the balance via wire payment, crypto or Apple Cash 

    No other payment methods accepted for first time clients

    balance due within 30 days of show performance  via wire payment 





    Drone Light Show quick facts:

    • We handle all the the drone show permits for either outdoors or indoor shows
    • We have our own 5 million dollar drone insurance coverage
    • We do work with you to create a custom music soundtrack
    • Our prices include everything you need with nothing more to spend.
    • We also provide storyboards of your event and work with you on them.
    • You can ask us more questions when we talk in our zoom meeting.

    HOW TO PERFORM A DRONE LIGHT SHOW 


    1. We create and agree to terms and sign a contract for your project
    2. We create timeline of events and deadlines for your project, that we both agree upon
    3. Show contract is signed and countersigned electronically.
    4. We require $5000 from a credit card and then the balance of the first deposit via bank wire transfer
    5. You will pay using a secure link, to put the credit card portion down 
    6. We will send you a bank wire invoice to pay via wire payment for the balance of the first deposit
    7. Once both the credit card payment and the balance of the deposit via bank wire is complete our team will be scheduled to start work on your project.
    8. Next we will set a meeting with you and your team to choose the creative and logistical directions for your event or show with us in an creative meeting
    9. We may request any artwork and your team and our team make a  list of the shapes and/or wording /logos/ QR codes and the order you  would like this to be in for your show - we do this over the phone and guide you. Its as simple as a numbered list saying what order the show is
    10. We discuss a music sound track and build that sound track for your show ( if required)
    11. We create a storyboard of your show with the art work and ideas that show the various formations
    12. We present the PDF and the music track ( if applicable )
    13. Once approved we create an animated video that shows how the show will look and feel in real time.
    14. Once you approve this stage,  we begin to program and code the drones
    15. Programming /coding takes place and then our ground team takes the programming and flashes the individual drones with the programming
    16. Rehearsal takes place and a video is sent to you for one last approval. - Any changes are made
    17. Your show is then packed into crates and shipped to your location
    18. Our team then unpacks and charges the show and does a rehearsal with your team and at this time changes such as timing and order can be done - this can be done at the show location or in an open field, or parking lot near your location if needed.
    19. Our team then performs your show at your location and the crowd goes wild! 

    Behind the scenes 

    How do drone lights shows work, and how long does it take to set up a drone light show? Well we do, and it shows, check out this awesome video we did. 

    Drone Show visibility?

    How far away can you see a drone light show? The answer is about 4 miles away on a clear day, here is an example video of this.  

    about Drone Light Show Events

    We create Drone Light Shows

    We are Drone Light Show events we make Drone light shows For theme parks, concerts, special events, opening ceremonies. One time events, music videos or permanent shows.

    We are one of the few FAA approved companies in the world. We have operated our drone light shows with our experienced teams in numerous countries of the world creating spectacular spectacles in the sky near you. We started in 2013 as two people who loved drones and we will be loving them forever.  

    1

    Drone Show Experience

    We have been creating drone light show events since 2013, for corporate events, concerts, festivals, video and film production and theme parks globally. 

    2

    We handle everything 


    From the design of your show, permits, location, programming, music, and show execution, we do everything for your drone light show.

    3

    How long does it take?


    Stock drone light shows can be deployed in 2 weeks or less. Custom shows can take between 6-8 weeks for most shows, set a meeting now and start using drone light show events

    4

    Live stream the drone show?


    Yes, we can live stream your drone light show over a variety of social media platforms for you. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. 

    Each drone light show package includes:

    • 5 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, 
    • Includes up to 12 stock ( pre-made ) formations  ( we have done shows for 9+ years and have most basic shapes for holidays, events etc, the best thing to do is just make a list of what kind of shapes you want and for the most part we will have them pre-built ( outside-of custom logos, QR codes etc )
    • Add on custom formations are $1000 each ( logos, shapes, words )
    • We typically hook into your existing sound system, but we can provide a sound system for a fee.
    • Basically the sky is not the limit, and we aim to give you the best experience in drones anywhere. 
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    Storyboard of a drone light show example

    200 drone light event

    Behind the scenes at a drone light show with our crew. Go behind the lights to see the drone light show crew in action. In this unique look at how we create the drone light show we make all over the world.

    1000 drones light show

    A great deal of our clients choose the 1000 count drone light show when they want to make a large drone light show without breaking their budgets. Numerous large scale effects can be completed with 1000 drones. 

    Large scale shows

    Any drone light show is impressive, but a show with over 1500 drones is a chance to create a massive event worthy of a large scale public show in a stadium or large scale sports event. 

    We have clients all over the world, here are some examples of brands we worked with

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DRONE LIGHT SHOWS

    How much is a drone light show?

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    100 drones  


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 100 drones  https://vimeo.com/315429826 
            • Costs begin at $18,000 and are based on your requirements such as how many custom formations you need.
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here


    TOTAL COST $18,400


    $10,00 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $8400 due within 10 days of show performance







     —————————————Option 2   —————————————


    150 drones 


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 150 drones  https://vimeo.com/315429927
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here


    TOTAL COST $23,300 per show


    $13,300 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






     —————————————Option 3  —————————————


    200 drones


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 200 drones https://vimeo.com/366996714 and https://vimeo.com/378235968
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here


    TOTAL COST $26,100 per show


    $16,100 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






     —————————————Option 4 —————————————


    250 drones  


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 250 drones https://vimeo.com/309759680 and https://vimeo.com/378236027
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here


    TOTAL COST $29,100 per show 


    $19,100 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $10,000 due within 10 days of show performance







     —————————————Option 5   —————————————


    300 drones 


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 300 drones  https://vimeo.com/315430641
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here



    TOTAL COST $35,200  per show 


    $25,200 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






     —————————————Option 6  —————————————


    350 drones  


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 350 drones https://vimeo.com/251951374
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here

    TOTAL COST $37,800  per show 


    $27,,800 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






     —————————————Option 7   —————————————


    400 drones  


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample video of 400 drones https://vimeo.com/366996042 And https://vimeo.com/378235907
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here

    TOTAL COST $43,200  per show 


    $30,000 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $13,200 due within 10 days of show performance







     —————————————Option 8   —————————————


    500 drones


            • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
            • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
            • Price includes shipping
            • Price includes crew costs
            • Price includes accommodations for our crew
            • Price includes travel 
            • Price includes permits, and insurance 
            • Sample videos of 500 drones  
            • Sample 1  https://vimeo.com/265104532/5495dba52c
            • Sample 2 https://vimeo.com/384984210
            • Sample 3 https://vimeo.com/384984293
            • Sample 4 https://vimeo.com/384984443
            • Sample 5 https://vimeo.com/384984484
            • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
            • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
            • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
              See more here


    TOTAL COST $50,800 per show 


    $35,000 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


    $15,800 due within 10 days of show performance




    What happens if it rains? Can you fly drones in the rain?

    Yes, our drones can fly in all types of weather conditions. We fly in light to medium rain storms and cold and hot weather conditions and wind up to 35 miles per hour. 

    How high can the drones fly?

    The answer differs by country and depends on the regulation set by the aviation authorities. In the US, the height is 400 feet above ground level. If it is necessary to fly higher to optimize viewing for the audience or to avoid obstruction, we can look into applying for some waivers or exceptions. We have flow up to 1,000 feet, or just over 300 meters.

    How safe is a drone light show, what happens if a drone flies away?

    Our drones are very safe. If a drone has an issue it will either land in place, or go to a predetermined home point, or our safety pilots can manually take control of a single drone or multiple drones manually as well.

    What about drone permits, insurance, and how does it work?


  • We handle all the the permits for either outdoors or indoor shows
  • We have our own 5 million dollar insurance coverage
  • We will name you and others as needed on the policy as additional insured. 
  • We do work with you to create a music soundtrack 
  • Here are some still images of our drone light shows to share with your team here 
  • We also provide storyboards of your event and allow you to drive the creative choices long before we start programming.
  • Some people ask how far away you can see a drone show, here are some examples. 
  • You can read more about the creative process with our drone shows here 
  • What do your prices include for the drone light shows?

    Costs for the light shows

      • Our pricing is “all inclusive” 
      • Price includes custom programming
      • Price includes shipping
      • Price includes crew costs
      • Price includes accommodations for our crew
      • Price includes travel
      • Price includes drones
      • Price includes permits, and insurance
      • If you are outside the USA we do charge for shipping and travel 
      • We work with several international carriers and in general need 4 weeks minimum to ship a set of drones internationally.

    I have never done a drone show, what can I expect?

    We know it probably is your first time with drones and we want to make it simple, creative and fun for you to work with us.

     

    Drone light shows are created by creating a storyboard

    When we work with clients on a drone light show, we create storyboards to showcase the flow of the drone light show. Our team usually starts with a music sound track and then through creative meetings our artists create detailed storyboard frames showing the flow of the drone light show

    Our drone light shows can create many shapes like faces in the sky

    We then create a sample video that combines the music and storyboard frames into a sample of your specific custom drone light show. In working this way, you and your team or your own clients can have as much creative control prior to the actual programming of the drone light show itself.

    Once the music, and art work is done, our programmers go into a computer to create the model for your show prior to the programming of the drones themselves. In every step of the way you as a client are able to see and make changes prior to programming the drones themselves.

    How much space is required for a drone light show?

  • The space needed is based on the number of drones desired for the drone light show. At a minimum, the site space will be about 25m x 45m with secured fencing around the launch area. The minimum airspace required is 340m x 300m, which includes a double geo-fence and exclusion zones for safety.
  • We can use multiple launch locations if you do not have that much space free so we can utilize your space well.
  • Where did you launch from?

  • It depends on the size of your show - less drones = less space
     
  • We may launch on property or can launch off property we can be up to 2 miles away from show area
  • We may use the roof racks of our transport truck
  • Depends on the amount of drones you have
  • We also may launch in staggered fashion if space is tight, where we simply launch 20-30 drones at a time and then do the show once all the drones are up and flying.
  • How long do you need in order to create the performance program prior to the event?

    • We prefer to have 8 weeks of prep for your show for a custom show
    • We can do a stock show in 2-4 weeks

     Sample Reverse Timeline of your event 

    ( this is a general idea, some shows are made faster and some shows are longer depending on the show type, location, etc ) 

          • show performance  
          • 1-3 days before your event -show rehearsal on site or off site depending on your situation ( can be day before, day of, or other custom time ) 
          • 1-3 days before your event - Arrive at location
          • 1 week to 1 day before your event  ( depending on your location ) - pack and travel to location 
          • 3 - 6 weeks before your event depending on your show type and number of drones - Show programming - creative   
          • 6-8 weeks prior to your event - storyboards created 
          • Upon Contract Signing -  deposit due, prior to start of work via wire 
          • NOW  phone conversations, creative discussion, contract signing

    What is the permit process like?

    Once we understand your location and airspace, we will work with you to acquire the necessary permits and authorization to fly the drone light show for your event.  In cases where the desired site is not possible, drone light show company will work with you on other location options that would be more favorable to getting the necessary aviation permits.

    Basic Shapes of Drones

    a drone light show creates dazzling effects, colors and an amazing assortment of formations all timed to a custom music soundtrack to create a memorable experience. 

    Public Drone Show

    The night sky comes alive with dazzling colors and precise formations dancing across the black sky, exploding into a colorful array of never to be forgotten scenes or joy. 

    Drone show at dusk

    People ask us if you can see a drone light show in the light, and the answer is here is a drone show at dusk. What do you think?

    Drone Light Show

    Events

    Drone Light Show Events


    • Hello and welcome to the Drone Light Show events, Where we think it's fun, to do the impossible.

    • Drone light show events is one of America's oldest drone light show production companies, we began in 1993 as video production company working as cinematographers and video editors for major Hollywood productions for 20 years.
       
    • In 2011 we began to experiment with the new technology of drones using them in photography for several Jeep commercials we were producing at the time. Our clients loved the new drone cinematography that we were helping to pioneer in the film industry.
       
    • At the same time we launched the projection mapping company to leverage our expertise in video initially for theme park events, and then moved on to automotive events and other high profile corporate events.

    • In  late 2012 one of our clients asked if we could string several drones together to create a Christmas drone light show for his event. We had no idea if we could and so we worked with our software teams and created a rudimentary autonomous drone show using 30 drones, the audience and our client loved it, and thus our drone show division was born.

    • Over the next few years we went from 30 drones to over 500 and clients such as Sea World, Universal Studios, Kia Motors, Hyundai, Disney, Red Bull and Phillip Morris quickly became our first clients where we created some of the first drone light shows in the United States. Today we have over 8000 drones placed in the hottest markets globally.

    • In 2015 the city of Dubai, asked our company to create a drone light show for their national day celebration and this was our first drone show over 1000 drones, and opened up our international division.
       
    • Within a short time we started working not only in Dubai but also nearby Saudi Arabia and then we expanded to Hong Kong, India and South America. We quickly began to train ground crews locally in these countries as this allowed us to ship and store drone equipment in several countries and maintain a ground crew in these countries as well.
       
    • The Uk was next as we held drone shows for major concert tours there and soon expanded to provide drone shows all over the European Union.
       
    • In late 2017 several theme parks and casinos asked us to do longer term drone shows for their properties, they were looking to do drone shows as many as 3-5 times a day over 6-12 week periods. Because of this we began to offer packages of our drone light show drones for sale, along with on-site training for clients needing to purchase drones for longer term projects.
       
    • We offer from 25 drones all the way to 1000 drones for purchase all with a full 5 year warranty and full tech support to create your own drone light shows at your location.
       
    • Our main team is in Los Angeles California and from there we do all the creative design and work on the drone shows no matter where they are in the world.
       
    • Our creative teams are and have always been working remotely all over the globe, and this allows us to be working nearly 24 hours, 7 days a week for our thousands of brand clients and agencies and cities across the globe.
       
    • When the creative is all set, the client previews the work and the drone code is sent over the internet to the ground team in the relevant area of the world, this method allows us to offer tremendous cost savings over other drone companies as we work from a central location but we have hardware and ground crews local to the major drone markets across the planet.
       
    • Now a few things to note, not all drone light shows are major public events, many of our projects are for private events, corporate events, hotel and condo openings, firework replacement shows during 4th of July, and of course New Years Eve drone light shows too.
       
    • The average drone show in America is 300-500 drones, where in Dubai we average over 1000 drones per show, QR codes with drones and fireworks replacement shows are among the most popular shows we create for our clients.

    • We also are one of the few companies to also offer indoor drone light shows for theme parks, cruise ships, conventions and corporate and private events as well.
       
    • We are  drone light show events and we cant wait to make drone magic with you.  

    Drone Light Show Events did an amazing job 

    We have worked with Drone light Show Events on three occasions on a large brand launch that involved a public facing show and reveal as well as a commercial video shoot that we needed to capture assets for a marketing campaign and the entire team was beyond professional and just perfect to work with. Travis and his team did it again. Marsha Duncan

    Quick Turn around on a last minute client request

    We had a fireworks show planned for a high end client appreciation dinner for July 4th and less than three weeks before the event, we were told that fireworks were now not allowed. We contacted Drone Light Show Events and they made a custom show for us in less than three weeks and saved our finale for our event! Amazing job and our client loved the fireworks drone shapes. Cindi Cho

    We also do projection mapping as well, if your event would like to create an even more immersive experience on the walls,
    sides of the building and floors and we can combine drone light shows with projection mapping for an immersive experience.