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. 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.
You are not allowed to fly drones in a national park. Please update and remove Shenandoah Park from the list of places to fly in Virginia.
Thank you, JT. I have removed Shenandoah Park from the article.