US Air Force Academy pride was in full gear as cadets not only witnessed two spectacular drone light shows but engaged in the organizing and setup of the action. The two-day event, held October 30 and November 1 of 2019, was planned to illicit Falcon team pride ahead of the Air Force vs. Army college football game.
In attendance on the first day of the show were three- and four-star generals from the USAF and 6,000 USAFA cadets. Visitors, football attendees, and the general public from the Colorado Springs area were invited to attend the second show. The 500-drone spectacular began with a journey into outer space with images of flying saucers and aliens. Next, it morphed into AF history with a rotating globe, fighter jets, falcons, and more. Bright lights, brilliant colors, and music completed the scene.
Predictably, football was a running theme throughout the show, which also featured helmets and a sky-high “BEAT ARMY” message at the finale. True to form, the US Air Force Falcons beat the Army Black Knights in a score of 17-13.