FAA: No Drones at D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding visitors of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, running March 20-April 17 in Washington, D.C., that the area is a no-drone zone.

The agency explains that its prohibition against flying an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) without specific approval pertains to the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Thus, the FAA says it is conducting its no-drone zone campaign so that visitors and residents understand that operating a UAS at the festival is against the law and that violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties.

An FAA/National Park Service video on the announcement can be found here.


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