What This Drone Footage Caught In Washington DC Will Drop Your Jaw

Every Washingtonian and tourist knows the beauty of a gorgeous clear day on the National Mall. The monuments, the Potomac, the lush green of the lawn and the trees is something to behold and now the world can get a unique view of it with this footage. This drone footage of Washington DC is unbelievable because it’s illegal.

This amazing drone footage shot by Mike Kushnir gives the world a view of the Washington Monument that not many of us see and probably could never see again since drones are banned in Washington DC.

In general, flying over DC is not allowed with strict parameters around exactly where planes can fly near and over Washington DC. With the popularity of drones, the FAA has tightened up legislation. In April of 2015, a man was arrested for crashing his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the Capitol, which is extremely restricted area. In September 2015, legislation was passed that the FAA can take action against drones flying in restricted air space over the District.

However, this footage was shot in 2014, before the rules were not as strict and enforced as they are now. While we may not be seeing much footage like this again, it’s worth seeing now!

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