Originally Posted By: Steve C
What are the changes of the drone taking a direct hit?

Big Sky Small Drone Theory. Though a 48 incher would be a problem. Headphones & full volume...

And there is this. UAV would not like. It happened in San Diego in 2012. Fireworks shows are run by computers. You can design the entire show, then the program "lights the matches" for you.
In this video, an error was made in the show parameters. The pace of the show is governed by a clock variable, entered in milliseconds (where 1000 = 1 second).
Note to programmers & coders among us - do a sanity check on the clock variable - a value of zero means that everything happens at once. Sigh. Do be careful of the volume if using headphones.

Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII