Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang has set the Guinness World Record for the most drones airborne simultaneously. On February 11th the drone maker sent 1,000 drones up into the sky in the city of Guangzhou, easily breaking the the previous record of 500 held by Intel.
The show was in celebration of the end of Chinese New Year celebrations known as the Lantern Festival. The drones mimicked the look of traditional lanterns that are put up to mark the holiday. Only these lanterns moved around the night sky creating messages, pictures and even a map of China.
If you take a look at a video of the performance on YouTube it is impressive at how so many drones are flying in a tight space avoiding each other and make the shapes in the sky.