Drones bump fireworks from headline slot at airbase display

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An America air force base has announced it will ditch fireworks in favour of drone-based entertainment.

Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, will collaborate with Intel to replace a traditional Independence Day fireworks display with an Intel Shooting Star drone light show.

In celebration of 4th of July and Travis Air Force Base’s 75th anniversary, 500 Intel Shooting Star drones will dance across the night-time sky in a choreographed aerial routine that honours active military and veterans.

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Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager of the Intel drone team, said: “We are excited to collaborate with the Travis Air Force Base to celebrate the July Fourth holiday by bringing a new form of nighttime entertainment to honour the military and their families. I am looking forward to seeing the joy and excitement that our drone light show brings to the spectators.

“While fireworks amaze audiences of all ages, there are pollution and safety concerns and the loud sound effects are sometimes unsettling to humans and animals alike. This partnership showcases how Intel’s advanced drone technologies are making strides to positively impact the world and create new entertainment experiences for all audiences.”

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