FAA: No Drones in D.C.!

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2015
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Cities and towns within 15 miles of Washington National Airport constitute a “no-drone zone,” the FAA declared May 13, adding that residents and tourists must understand that flying unmanned aircraft there for any purpose is illegal and can bring stiff fines and criminal penalties. “Anyone visiting the DC area should leave their drone at home,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. The FAA expects to release a smartphone app this year to tell unmanned aircraft operators where they can and cannot fly legally.


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