Drones banned from airspace around major US historic landmarks
The National Park Service prohibited drone flying inside its parks in 2014. Now, the federal government is banning drones from even getting near 10 specific landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will "restrict drone flights up to 400 feet" from the boundaries of this varied collection of national park monuments, historical parks, memorials, and other places such as dams. The new restrictions go into effect on Oct. 5, and the complete list can be found here.