Virginia is a historical State in the United States of America with plenty of attractive sites and destinations. It is one of the best and most ideal places to travel with your drone thanks to the many sceneries that you are bound to encounter. However, like many other States in the US, there are several rules and regulations that govern drone flying in Virginia that you need to adhere to. Below are some of the best places to fly your drone in Virginia.
1. Colonial Williamsburg
There are very few places in America that can recreate the colonial setting of the American Revolution period like Williamsburg area. This place still has some of the ancient 18th century buildings that have been faithfully reproduced on their original foundations. You will also come face to face with costumed interpreters who will show you exactly how life was during the revolution period. Flying a drone over this area will be rewarding because you will capture the best shots of the streets that Thomas Jefferson walked on together with all the ancient buildings.
2. Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is an ideal place to fly drones thanks to the rare golden sand that can be captured from miles away. The long Beach is also home to a variety of hotels and amusement parks that help bring life to the often crowded beach. It is estimated that over 10,000 people visit the beach on a daily basis. It is therefore important to observe all the safety rules regarding drone flying to avoid any potential accidents. But you can be sure to capture some of the best aerial shots over this area blended by the golden beach sand.
3. Monticello and Charlottesville
This is one of the finest country houses and probably one of the most visited presidential homes. This house was built by Thomas Jefferson himself and maintained by him through making various improvements over a period of 40 years. If you come to this place with a drone, you will capture a rare glimpse of the aerial view that is not normally seen by ordinary people. You are guaranteed of having a shot of the design prowess of the former president and the best thing about this place is that it is not visited by many people. You are free to shoot the best footage of the home for days.
4. Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive
The Shenandoah National park protects some of the Blue Ridge Mountains that are estimated to be between 2000 to 4000 feet. Flying a drone over this area will guarantee you the best shots including the Skyline Drive and other attractions that include President Hoover's summer residence. A drone shot of these attractions will include flowering trees and shrubs during summer and spring. The place is also not very populous which means you can freely fly your drone for long periods of time.
5. Arlington National cemetery
You cannot leave Virginia before visiting the Arlington National Cemetery. This is the cemetery where some of the most famous Americans are buried. It is a vast piece of land that spreads over 600 acres. If you are lucky enough, your drone shot will give you a clear view of John F. Kennedy's grave where you may be able to see the slate headstone that contains inscriptions of his inaugural address. In addition to that, you may also be lucky enough to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which is guarded by a soldier every single hour of the day.
6. Chincoteague and Assateague Islands
Assateague is a 38 mile long barrier islands to the east of Chincoteague Islands. The entire island is protected as a wildlife sanctuary. The island and its surrounding waters contain over 320 species of shorebirds and waterfowls. But if you are lucky enough, you may just capture the best shot of the wild ponies. The Islands have some of the best beaches in the Atlantic coast and being a protected area, you will be lucky because there aren't very many people along the beaches. You are therefore guaranteed of some of the best beach shots of the animals and birds along the shores.