As there are places where people are flying private planes, there are also places where people are not flying private planes. From the understandable to the contentious to the unexplained, here is where people are not flying private planes.
1. Pantex Nuclear facility, Texas – This is a high security nuclear building designed to ensure reliability, security and safety of the nuclear stockpile of the nation. It is a ten-mile no-fly zone because it breaks excess nukes to pieces, keeps tabs on current ones and keeps up cold-war age armaments still knocking around after all these years.
2. Area 51 – This place is situated in the western US desert. Its airspace over the general area is limited to all civilian, military and aircraft. This spot of almost empty desert boasts air space that is more constrained than that of the capital of the nation.
3. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Northern Minnesota – This is a 3 million acres pristine wilderness that runs 199 miles through the border of Canadian. The no-fly zone over this area was established by President Harry Truman in 1948.
4. Washington DC – The concentric no-fly area around Washington DC was established by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
5. Walt Disney World, Orlando – Due to the fact that many people gathered at this place and it attracts larger crowds of people, people cannot fly their private planes over this place.
6. Kings Bay of Naval Submarine Base, Georgia – This particular base accommodates the guided and ballistic missile submarines, United States Navy Atlantic Fleet Trident nuclear powered submarines as well as the Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic—which is basically a projectile factory.
7. The Home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia – Without mincing words, it is a capital NO to fly over Mount Vernon, the house of the father of the country. This restriction around the airspace is in an attempt to prevent the building from additional damage that resulted from vibrations from overhead aircraft.
8. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida – Are you a space enthusiast who want to a rocket launched? This is is the spot for you. However, the only view you will get is from the ground. This island is limited to all commercial and civilian air traffic, due to the activities of NASA and military.
9. The Compound of the Bush Family, Kennebunkport, Maine – The compound of the Bush family can be found on the Walker’s Point peninsula in the scenic southern Marine town of Kennebunkport. He airspace over this compound is limited to aircraft, considering the sensitive nature of the compound as well as the frequency with which the former presidents George Bush and their entire family still visit.
10. Camp David Thurmont, Maryland – This is a presidential meeting and retreat place in those days. This particular compound regularly hosts visiting dignities and the families of the presidents. As a result of this development, i.e. the nature of activities and high-profile nature of the visitors at Camp David, the airspace over this private house has a three-mile no-fly zone.