FAA Restrictions on Drone Flights over U.S. Landmarks

Drone Pilots not to fly over Statue of Liberty

If you were thinking of taking some drone footage above Hoover Dam or the Statue of Liberty, you should be aware of the drone flight restrictions that were put into effect on October 5, 2017 for 10 major U.S. landmarks.

The FAA and the DOI restricted drone flights up to 400 ft. within the lateral boundaries over the following Department of the Interior (DOI) landmark sites:

1) Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY
2) Boston National Historical Park (U.S.S. Constitution), Boston
3)Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
4) Folsom Dam, Folsom, CA
5)Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, AZ
6)Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, WA
7) Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV
8)Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO
9)Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, SD
10) Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, CA

This drone flight restriction was enacted at the request of the U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies and includes airspace above the parks and the landmarks.

There will be very few exceptions allowed and must be cleared through the individual facility as well as through the FAA. If you violate these restrictions you could face potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

An interactive map is available online that will show you all the FAA restricted areas. There is also a mobile app available for IOS devices here and Androids here.

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