Intel sets world record for drone flying

Intel flies 2,018 drones in formation to mark its 50th anniversary

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Intel sets world record for drone flying Intel used 2,018 of its Shooting Star drones for the display.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 19, 2018

Intel has set a new world record for mass drone flying, to mark its 50th anniversary.

The chip company set a new record for most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously, by flying 2,018 drones in formation over its facility in Folsom, California.

The record-setting flight used Intel Shooting Star drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes. They are equipped with LED lights that can create countless colour combinations and can easily be programmed for any animation. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.

"Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are doing just that. It really speaks to the innovative spirit that Intel was founded on 50 years ago."
-Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group

Also in celebration of Intel's 50th anniversary, the company will fly 500 drones over its corporate headquarters, the Robert Noyce Building, in Santa Clara, California.

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