Drone Show Lights the Sky at Biden Victory Party



Source: Verge Aero
After President-elect Joe Biden launched his victory speech on Nov. 7, Strictly FX launched a drone show to celebrate the former vice president’s win.
With UAS provided by Verge Aero, Strictly FX produced a pyrotechnic and drone show over the celebration in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Del., deploying 200 illuminated, GPS-guided drones to light up the sky with a precisely choreographed display synchronized to Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars.”

“The creative on this originated with executive producer Ricky Kirshner of Kirshner Events, who has been the nexus of all the work we’ve done with the DNC,” Strictly FX CEO Ted Maccabee said.
The crowd, already pumped by Biden’s and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ speeches, applauded as the drones danced the sky to display red-white-and-blue stars, Biden’s campaign logo, an American map, the number 46 and Harris’ name. Strictly FX also launched a traditional pyrotechnic show.
Quick Turnaround
Given the uncertainty about the election’s outcome in the days leading up to the event, the team had to work fast to organize the show and work with campaign officials and get authorizations from government agencies.

“Since this was a national security situation, the permissions that we had to get from various government entities were incredibly detailed,” Maccabee said. “Thankfully, we started on this process three weeks ahead of the election, and we were able to wade through all the authorizations in time to create this once-in-a-lifetime event.”
Given the newness of something like a drone …