North Texas’ Sky Elements Earns Simon Cowell ‘Golden Buzzer’ on AGT; Ready To Dazzle DFW (and Beyond) With Fourth of July Drone Displays

The drone light show company dazzled the nation this month on "America's Got Talent" and snagged Guinness World Records last year for its innovative displays. In May, it became the first U.S. company to win FAA approval to fly fireworks-packed drones. Here's where they'll be performing in the coming week.

Earlier this month, the Fort Worth-based drone light show company Sky Elements put its dazzling nighttime sky skills on national TV with an appearance on “America’s Got Talent,” earning a “golden buzzer” from Simon Cowell himself.

The 400-foot-tall, 300-foot wide display in the skies outside the the show’s studio featured a rocket liftoff and an image of Cowell in the sky as a waving, space-walking astronaut, capped by the AGT logo.

“It was really patriotic,” Cowell told the Sky Elements team after the demonstration. “And I think the way you told the story, the use of music, whether you’re 3 years old, whether you’re 100 years old, I think you’re absolutely going to love that audition.”

You can watch that AGT clip here for a cool, behind-the-scenes look at how the team’s drone show takes off. 

See for yourself this coming week

Or you can watch Sky Elements in action yourself all over North Texas in the next week:

Tomorrow, Saturday June 29 at Toyota Stadium, Sky Elements will give a performance during FC Dallas’ 7:30 p.m. game against FC Cincinnati.

On Wednesday July 3, Sky Elements will perform Fourth of July shows in two local cities. The first will be the Denton Independence Day celebration at Quakertown Park, with “flight times” at 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m, per Sky Elements

The second will be held Wednesday during day 1 of a 2-day Sparks & Stripes celebration in Irving, with a drone and fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. at Levy Event Plaza over Lake Carolyn. 

(Be sure to confirm times and locations—and arrive early to pick your spot.)

First drone light show to get FAA fireworks approval

“Pyro drone show” with fireworks on drones by Sky Elements [Video still: Sky Elements]

In May, Sky Elements announced that it had become “the first U.S.-based drone light show company to receive FAA approval to attach fireworks to drones.” 

The company had been working on obtaining the waiver for 26 months before the FAA finally granted its approval. The FAA green light allows Sky Elements to legally attach and launch fireworks from drones during their shows, creating what they call “pyro drone shows.”

It’s not the first time Sky Elements has made history. On Fourth of July 2023, the company snagged a Guinness World Records title for the largest aerial formation of words created by drones (by using 1,002 drones). Then last December, the company broke two more Guinness World Records with a 1,499-drone show in North Richland Hills.

And when Major League Cricket held its historic opening night last July in Grand Prairie, Sky Elements was there to mark the occasion with a drone light show.

Not just all over North Texas—all over the U.S., too

The DFW shows coming next week are just a glimmer of the stunning amount of events Sky Elements is booked for across the U.S. You can check out the company’s master list of performances by going here—including a patriotically astounding amount of shows it’s doing around this year’s July 4th.

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