Art in the sky: check out these spectacular drone displays

November 11, 2019
Hundreds of drones simulate the Earth in Sacramento . Image: YouTube/Sacramento Bee.

The stunning aerial dance of UFO’s that wowed audiences in Steven Speilberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind has become a reality thanks to the drone.

The small aerial vehicles may be a potential threat in some circumstances but they can be beautiful in others.

A spectacular aerial art form continues to evolve as operators use lighted drones and computer algorithms to create animations in the sky.

Here are some of our favorites:

Tripping the light fantastic in China.

Intel’s 2018 light show in Sacramento used 1500 drones to put on this stunning display.

A record-breaking display from the Chinese city of Xi’an using more than 1300 drones.

Drones at the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.