No drones in DC, FAA says

No Drone Zone is gaining ground, as the FAA ensures your drone stays out of the air at major events and in restricted airspace.

 

The FAA has added signs around Washington D.C. as part of its expanded No Drone Zone campaign, particularly in light of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The full bloom of cherry blossoms and started to fall in the water at the Inokashira park Japan.  Danila Dungo/SkyPixel
The full bloom of cherry blossoms and started to fall in the water at the Inokashira park Japan.
Danila Dungo/SkyPixel

“Spring in the Nation’s Capital brings with it the extraordinary beauty of the cherry trees blooming around the Tidal Basinm” according to an FAA news release. “At the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), we want you to shoot all the photos and video you want – but leave your drone at home.”

Drones are banned with a 15-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and the airspace around D.C. has been restricted since the 9/11 attacks. Violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties.

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