DC Drone Laws (District of Columbia)
Flying drones in and around the Washington, D.C., area is prohibited. Rules put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks make the airspace around Washington the most restrictive in the country, and operating an unmanned aircraft in the area is illegal. The “No-Drone Zone” applies to the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport. “Anyone visiting the D.C. area should leave their drone at home.