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Aerial Fireworks

Although aerial fireworks will perform differently based on several factors, as a general rule, an aerial shell will travel 100' in altitude and have a minimum burst diameter of 45' for every inch of shell diameter. Additionally, NFPA safety guidelines require that we locate fireworks at least 70' away from spectators for every inch of shell diameter. Thus, a 6" shell, for example, must be placed at least 420 feet away from spectators and will travel roughly 600 feet high before bursting into a pattern that, at minimum, will essentially cover a football field.


Please keep in mind that this diagram is intended to be a visual aid and guideline to help customers of aerial firework displays make an informed buying decision. It is not intended to show scientific data and does not account for all conditions that may exist on certain shows. Please contact us for additional information.

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