/>
X

Keep your drone away from these US landmarks

The FAA has banned drones from key landmarks -- and enthusiasts must take note or face the consequences.
screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-07-51-50.jpg
1 of 11 Greg Clarke

The new rules

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now bans flights up to 400 feet within the boundaries of 10 key landmarks in the United States.

From 5 October, unless permission has been gained from the US authority, drone hobbyists can face criminal charges and prosecution for flying their devices too close to these landmarks.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-07-57-22.jpg
2 of 11 Charlie Osborne/ZDNet

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Location: New York

The Statue of Liberty is one of the US' most well-known monuments, a gift from France in the 1800's.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-01-05.jpg
3 of 11 Wikimedia Commons

Boston National Historical Park

Location: U.S.S. Constitution, Boston, MA

This landmark area was the site of one of the major battles of the American revolution.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-05-12.jpg
4 of 11 Wikimedia Commons

Independence National Historical Park

Location: Philadelphia, PA

This park holds the Liberty Bell alongside museums and the Independence Hall.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-07-18.jpg
5 of 11 Charlie Osborne/ZDNet

Folsom Dam

Location: Folsom, CA

The Folsom Dam, located in California, is 340 ft high and 1,400 ft long.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-09-50.jpg
6 of 11 Charlie Osborne/ZDNet

Glen Canyon Dam

Location: Lake Powell, AZ

Located in Arizona, the Glen Canyon Dam is the major water storage facility of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP).

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-12-54.jpg
7 of 11 File photo

Grand Coulee Dam

Location: Washington

The Grand Coulee Dam generates 21 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, enough to power 2.3 million households.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-14-51.jpg
8 of 11 Charlie Osborne/ZDNet

Hoover Dam

Location: Boulder City, NV

The well-known Hoover Dam, when operating at full power, can supply enough energy for a city of 750,000 million people through the use of 17 generators.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-17-49.jpg
9 of 11 National Park Service

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Location: St. Louis, MO

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-21-02.jpg
10 of 11 Wikimedia Commons

Mount Rushmore

Location: Keystone, SD

Mount Rushmore is a monument to former US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

screen-shot-2017-10-02-at-08-23-00.jpg
11 of 11 Wikimedia Commons

Shasta Dam

Location: Shasta Lake, CA

The Shasta Dam spans the Sacramento River in California and holds a 4.55 million acre-foot reservoir.

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza
img-8825

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza

26 Photos
A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex
img-9792-2

Related Galleries

A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex

22 Photos
Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos