Drones above Super Bowl LI
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Intel brings drones to the Super Bowl halftime show

After an amazing Super Bowl LI which saw the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons, one of the real stars of the game might not have been the players on the field but the 300 Intel drones in the sky.

As halftime performer Lady Gaga began her first number, the foot-long drones danced in the sky behind her, forming the American flag.

The drones, fresh off a three-week show at Walt Disney World, each are about a foot long square, weigh just over eight ounces, and are made of simply plastic and foam body to soften any accidental impact.

And for those wondering how the NFL was able to fly the drones over the Houston’s NRG Stadium and the 80,000 people inside with current FAA regulations prohibiting either? The answer is two-fold: The NFL got a temporary dispensation from the feds, oh and the opening number was filmed earlier in the week with no audience.

You can check out the full performance here.

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