Frequently Asked Questions2024-03-21T12:21:48-07:00


Here are some frequently asked questions we received at Team Grizzly for drone light shows. If you don’t see your questions, feel free to contact us.

What is a drone light show?2024-03-21T08:20:01-07:00

A drone light show is a show performed by illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed groups of drones that arrange themselves into various aerial formations.

How does a drone light show work?2024-03-21T08:20:01-07:00

The process for creating a show is usually straightforward and it depends on the complexity of the show. First, the design team creates a storyboard timeline showing the desired images and effects requested. These looks are then animated in a specialized piece of software that translates them into synchronized flight paths for each drone, and usually, a soundtrack is created to accompany the show. The completed shows are sent to the drones via radio signal from a ground control station operated by a pilot. When the pilot is satisfied that everything is safe and ready to go, the show starts, and the drones take off to draw the storyboard in the sky.

How do I book a drone show?2024-03-21T08:20:00-07:00

To book a drone show, simply fill out our booking form on this page on our website with your event details, and our team will get back to you with a proposal and further steps. Our goal is to ensure that we fully understand your needs, provide you with a personalized, tailored solution for an unforgettable experience, and make the process as easy as possible for you.

How long can a drone light show last?2024-03-21T08:20:12-07:00

Drone shows typically last up to 12 minutes. The duration can be adjusted based on your event’s needs and the complexity of the desired performance.

How are drone shows controlled?2024-03-21T08:20:12-07:00

All the drones are being controlled from the main computer that the pilot oversees during the whole show.

How long does it take to prepare a drone show?2024-03-21T08:20:01-07:00

It takes about 2 months, but it depends on the number of drones and the complexity of the show.

How much does a drone show cost?2024-03-21T08:20:12-07:00

The cost of a drone light show varies, depending on the number of drones you desire for your show. If interested, get in touch, and we will get back to you with a proposal.

How far in advance do I need to book a drone show?2024-03-21T08:19:58-07:00

We recommend booking at least 3 months in advance to ensure availability and adequate planning time. For larger, more complex shows, more lead time may be beneficial. Having said that, we can design drone shows within 2 weeks or less depending on requirements, so don’t be afraid to reach out.

How is the audience safety ensured during a drone light show?2024-03-21T08:19:47-07:00

Audience safety is our top priority. We establish a safety perimeter around the performance area, and our drones are programmed to fly within designated zones away from spectators. Our team of certified operators monitors the show in real-time to ensure everything proceeds as planned, following strict safety protocols.

How are the drones controlled during a show?2024-03-21T08:19:52-07:00

The drones used in our shows are pre-programmed and controlled by advanced software and experienced operators. This ensures precise synchronization and formation flying, creating stunning visual effects in the sky.

Can drone shows be performed worldwide?2024-03-21T12:20:39-07:00

Drone shows are possible in many countries but require permissions and adherence to local regulations, which vary widely.

Do you offer drone light shows internationally?2024-03-21T08:19:48-07:00

Yes, we can provide drone light shows in various international locations, subject to local regulations and the feasibility of logistics. Our team will work with you to understand the requirements and permissions needed for your specific location.

Are drone light shows suitable for daytime events?2024-03-21T08:19:49-07:00

Drone light shows are designed to dazzle under the night sky, where their vibrant lights and colors can truly shine against the dark backdrop. While it is technically possible to conduct a drone light show during the day, the visual impact is significantly diminished in daylight conditions. For daytime events, we recommend planning the drone show for evening hours to ensure the most stunning and memorable experience for your audience.

Are there any legal restrictions on drone light shows?2024-03-21T08:19:50-07:00

Yes, drone light shows must comply with local and national aviation regulations. We handle all legal requirements, including securing necessary permits and clearances, to ensure the show is compliant and safe.

Are drone shows safe?2024-03-21T08:19:56-07:00

Yes, safety is our utmost priority. Our drone shows are designed and performed by certified professionals following strict safety guidelines and regulations.

Is it possible to incorporate my company’s logo or specific messages into the drone show?2024-03-21T08:19:51-07:00

Absolutely! Customization is a key feature of our drone light shows. We can incorporate logos, messages, and specific shapes into the show, making it a personalized experience that aligns with your brand or event theme.

What types of events are drone light shows suitable for?2024-03-21T08:19:53-07:00

Drone light shows are versatile and can be tailored for a wide range of events, including festivals, corporate events, city celebrations, sporting events, weddings, and any occasion looking to make a lasting impression.

How do drone light shows compare environmentally to traditional fireworks?2024-03-21T08:19:53-07:00

Drone light shows offer a significant environmental advantage over traditional fireworks. They produce no air pollution, noise pollution, or waste, making them an eco-friendly alternative that can dazzle audiences without harming the environment.

Can drone shows be affected by weather?2024-03-21T08:19:54-07:00

Yes, severe weather conditions like heavy rain, strong winds, or lightning can impact a show. We monitor the weather closely and have contingency plans in place for such situations.

Do I need any permits for a drone show?2024-03-21T08:19:55-07:00

Depending on your location, specific permits may be required. Our team handles the permit process and ensures that all legal requirements for your show are met.

What is the maximum number of drones that can be used in a show?2024-03-21T08:19:57-07:00

The maximum number of drones depends on the specific logistics and safety considerations of your event’s location. We have capabilities for shows ranging from 50 to over 1000 drones. We can guide you on making the right choice on the number of drones.

Can drone shows be customized for my event?2024-03-21T08:19:59-07:00

Absolutely! We specialize in customizing drone shows to fit the theme and atmosphere of your event. Whether it’s incorporating specific shapes, logos, or colors, we work closely with you to make your vision come to life.

What are the space and safety requirements for hosting a drone show?2024-03-21T08:20:00-07:00

A clear, open space away from obstacles is required for a drone show. The exact space needed depends on the scale of the show. Safety is our top priority, and we adhere to all local regulations, FAA, and any necessary safety protocols.

What wind conditions are acceptable for a launch?2024-03-21T08:20:01-07:00

For a successful drone performance, up to 12 m/s.

I didn’t see my question listed2024-03-21T12:19:50-07:00

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