Techniques are presented herein that support a mobile mesh encompassing a constellation of drones. Within such an arrangement, each drone carries a Wi-Fi access point (AP). Aspects of the techniques introduce the concept of a Wi-Fi mesh-aware mobile constellation controller (WFMAMCC) that not only intelligently dispatches Wi-Fi AP carrying drones (to, for example, minimize the number of drones required) but also optimally manages the mesh network that is carried on those drones (to, for example, ensure that, at all times, that mesh network supports a high level of performance and maintains backhaul connectivity). The techniques may find use in any number of sporting, entertainment, etc. settings where crowd size and fluidity may drive a need for temporary and dynamic Wi-Fi coverage.

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