August 6, 2018
The Great Lakes Drone Company staff spent hundreds of hours preparing for the July 26 night airshow at EAA AirVenture, the first time drones had joined the popular after-dark attraction. AOPA was invited to watch a daytime test session to learn how the show is created from behind the scenes.
Each drone is programmed with a detailed mission plan, and together they create complex shapes, brightly lit against the night sky. The Great Lakes Drone Company crew also paid a lot of attention to safety, implementing various precautions
to ensure a safe and entertaining show.