Choreographed AirOrbs for Petronas

For the opening ceremony of a new research centre, Airstage flew 3 AirOrbs through a predetermined flight path that interacted with both the performer and images on the video wall.

It was decided early on in the preparations that the three AirOrbs would be manually-flown by our trained pilots. Using pilots to fly such choreographed shows drastically reduces the set-up and preparation time whilst it eliminates the need to utilise a complex and costrly optical tracking and flight control systems. After just one rehearsal day, the pilots had learnt the choreography and the show was ready for presentation. 


  • Location: Petronas Research Centre, Villastellone (Turin) Italy.

  • Date: 9. March 2018

  • Summary of work: 3 AirOrbs with pilots

  • Client: Prodea Group S.p.A. 

  • Creative Concept: Prodea Group S.p.A.