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The Washington Monument
See the Washington Monument from the SKY!

Once vetted to fly into College Park Airport (see their web site page for how to do this) you can fly into the DC area and get great looks at the Washington Monument and many other iconic landmarks! It is fun, easy and free to get vetted - then you can fly into DC as there is a METRO at the airport!

See the city of Washington from the sky!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Washington Monument Background:


The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States. Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet 7
 
11⁄32 inches (169.046 m) tall according to the National Geodetic Survey (measured 2013–14) or 555 feet 51⁄8 inches (169.294 m) tall according to the National Park Service (measured 1884).[A] It is the tallest monumental column in the world if all are measured above their pedestrian entrances.[

Construction of the monument began in 1848, and was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to a lack of funds, a struggle for control over the Washington National Monument Society, and the intervention of the American Civil War. Although the stone structure was completed in 1884, internal ironwork, the knoll, and other finishing touches were not completed until 1888. A difference in shading of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet (46 m) or 27% up, shows where construction was halted and later resumed with marble from a different source. The original design was by Robert Mills, but he did not include his proposed colonnade due to a lack of funds, proceeding only with a bare obelisk.

Despite many proposals to embellish the obelisk, only its original flat top was altered to a pointed marble pyramidion, in 1884. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848; the first stone was laid atop the unfinished stump on August 7, 1880; the capstone was set on December 6, 1884; the completed monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885;[14] and officially opened October 9, 1888. Upon completion, it became the world's tallest structure, a title previously held by the Cologne Cathedral. The monument held this designation until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was completed in Paris, France.


Mike Marra, Keystone Flight
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Website https://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm
Phone Number (202) 426-6841
Categories Museums
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (429 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Recommended Airport
Name DCA-RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL
Distance Not Applicable
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 01/19 - 6869 x 150 feet, Asphalt, in Good condition
Control Tower Unknown
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 28 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    CGS   COLLEGE PARK    7.6 nm at 44 degrees   (Public)
     View    ADW   ANDREWS AFB    9.2 nm at 121 degrees   (Military)
     View    VKX   POTOMAC AIRFIELD    9.2 nm at 156 degrees   (Public)
     View    W32   WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD    9.7 nm at 150 degrees   (Public)
     View    DAA   DAVISON AAF    12.5 nm at 213 degrees   (Military)
     View    W00   FREEWAY    12.7 nm at 76 degrees   (Public)
     View    W18   SUBURBAN    14.8 nm at 41 degrees   (Public)
     View    2W5   MARYLAND    17.4 nm at 186 degrees   (Public)
     View    FME   TIPTON    17.4 nm at 47 degrees   (Public)
     View    GAI   MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK    17.8 nm at 340 degrees   (Public)
     View    3MD4   FAIRVIEW    19.2 nm at 74 degrees   (Private)
     View    IAD   WASHINGTON DULLES INTL    20.1 nm at 280 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD16   WAREDACA FARM    20.6 nm at 354 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA16   CENTREVILLE    21.0 nm at 268 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD24   HAYSFIELD    21.3 nm at 11 degrees   (Private)
     View    W50   DAVIS    21.9 nm at 346 degrees   (Public)
     View    ANP   LEE    22.0 nm at 81 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD83   TY-TI-TO    22.2 nm at 184 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD46   GLENAIR    22.8 nm at 3 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD22   DEALE    22.9 nm at 106 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD05   FINAGIN AIRFIELD    23.3 nm at 190 degrees   (Private)
     View    98VA   GLASCOCK    23.9 nm at 278 degrees   (Private)
     View    5MD8   EDELEN FIELD    23.9 nm at 177 degrees   (Private)
     View    BWI   BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTL THURGOOD MARSHAL    24.2 nm at 45 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD39   BUDS FERRY    24.3 nm at 205 degrees   (Private)
     View    HEF   MANASSAS RGNL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD    24.6 nm at 246 degrees   (Public)
     View    VG23   SMITH    24.7 nm at 276 degrees   (Private)
     View    2MD3   FLY AWAY FARM    25.0 nm at 325 degrees   (Private)
  Other Nearby Destinations
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There are over 100 destinations within 100 nautical miles of this location, only showing the first 100   Increase Range
     View    The Capitol Rotunda of the United States from the Sky      1.2 nm at 89 degrees
     View    Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum      2.4 nm at 93 degrees
     View    Brand New FBO + Operations Center for GA Pilots!      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    College Park Airport Aviation Museum      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Declaration of Independance/Constitution/Bill of Rights      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Elephant and Castle of Wash., DC      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Land at the Oldest Active Airport in the World - KCGS!      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Maryland TERPS Football Stadium from the Air!      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    METRO railway around the Washington DC area      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    National World War II Memorial      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    National's Pro Baseball Game      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Ratsie's      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    The Mall of the Capitol      7.6 nm at 44 degrees
     View    Airport Diner      17.8 nm at 340 degrees
     View    The National Security Agency from the Air      18.0 nm at 43 degrees
     View    National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center      20.1 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center      20.1 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Haysfield Airport Destroyed - sad day for aviation!      21.3 nm at 11 degrees
     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      22.0 nm at 81 degrees
     View    John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis      22.0 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      22.0 nm at 81 degrees
     View    US Naval Academy      26.3 nm at 78 degrees
     View    Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, MD      31.5 nm at 79 degrees
     View    Dave's Tiki Bar on the Beach, Kentmorr, MD      31.6 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kent Island Golf Vacation Home near 3W3      31.6 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Airport and Restaurant      31.7 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crabhouse      31.7 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Carini's Pizza near the Bay Bridge Airport, MD      33.3 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Hemmingway's Restaurant      33.3 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Kent Island Depot (General Store with good food)      33.3 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Stevensville CRAB SHACK at Bay Bridge Arpt.      33.3 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Velaro Station for Food (if everything else is closed) W29 Bay Bridge, MD      33.3 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Earn "The 2W2 Mug" at Clearview!      34.7 nm at 1 degrees
     View    Airways Inn      35.4 nm at 334 degrees
     View    AOPA Tour - free (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)      35.4 nm at 334 degrees
     View    Famous Dave's BBQ      35.4 nm at 334 degrees
     View    National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD      35.4 nm at 334 degrees
     View    The Barbara Fritchie House (Civil War) Frederick, MD      35.4 nm at 334 degrees
     View    Fort McHenry      35.9 nm at 51 degrees
     View    US Gov Heli-stat spy blimp      35.9 nm at 51 degrees
     View    Taqueria Jasmine Inc      36.5 nm at 240 degrees
     View    Smiley's Rest Stop on the Airport      37.8 nm at 238 degrees
     View    The FLYING CIRCUS Airshow!      37.8 nm at 238 degrees
     View    Carson's Creekside Restaurant & Lounge (KMTN)      39.0 nm at 48 degrees
     View    Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum (KMTN)      39.0 nm at 48 degrees
     View    St. Mary's Airport Open House      41.3 nm at 146 degrees
     View    Battle of Fredericksburg - Civil War History      42.1 nm at 208 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      45.4 nm at 96 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      45.4 nm at 96 degrees
     View    Patuxent River Naval Air Station Museum      45.6 nm at 144 degrees
     View    Kay's At The Airport      51.5 nm at 114 degrees
     View    Signature Cafe and Kay's Airport Restruant      51.5 nm at 114 degrees
     View    Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association      54.1 nm at 344 degrees
     View    Dorchester Triangles      56.5 nm at 117 degrees
     View    PAC-MAN corn maze near Hagerstown, MD      57.2 nm at 333 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      57.5 nm at 350 degrees
     View    Antica Napoli Pizza of Gettysburg, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg "First Shot" Marker      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg Re-enactment      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Blue & Gray Grill, Gettysburg      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Dunlap's of Gettysburg      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Eisenhower Home and Museum, Gettysburg, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Ernie's Texas Lunch (+ Breakfast) of Gettysburg, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Gen Robert E. Lee HQ on the Battlefield      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Eddie's Casual Dining      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Pretzels (hot) and Snacks      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Historic Herr Tavern; Gettysburg Battlefield, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    King's New York Pizza of Gettysburg      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Land of Little Horses      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Luke's American Grille of Gettysburg, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Mama Ventura's Italian of Gettysburg, PA      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    PDQ Mart right off Airport      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    The Lincoln Diner - open 24/7!      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    The Pub and Restaurant of Gettysburg      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Tommy's Pizza (via town trolly)      58.2 nm at 349 degrees
     View    Pilot Shop and NICE FBO      58.7 nm at 327 degrees
     View    Runway's Restaurant and Lounge, KHGR      58.7 nm at 327 degrees
     View    Tony's New York Pizza and Italian Restaurant      58.7 nm at 327 degrees
     View    Mary Jane's Pennsylvania Dutch Style Restaurant      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Orville's Restaurant      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Palumbo's Pizza near the York, PA Airport      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Rt 30 Seafood Restaurant      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    The Shoe House      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Thomasville (York) Airport Full Service FBO      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    White Horse Diner      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    York Barbell Museum & USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (York, Pennsylvania)      62.1 nm at 7 degrees
     View    Friendly Grassroots Museum      62.6 nm at 66 degrees
     View    Massey Aerodrome Museum      62.6 nm at 66 degrees
     View    Doc Zittle FAA Flight Physical      64.2 nm at 3 degrees
     View    Jim and Nena's Pizzaria of East Berlin, PA      64.2 nm at 3 degrees
     View    Rocco's Pizza      64.2 nm at 3 degrees
     View    Bonnie's Lakeside      67.6 nm at 360 degrees
     View    Cold Soda at Bermudian Valley Airpark      67.7 nm at 1 degrees
     View    Chesapeake and Delaware Canal      68.0 nm at 52 degrees
     View    Claremont Airport, previously Cecil Field      68.0 nm at 52 degrees
     View    Annual SCRAPPLE Festival, 2nd week of October in Delaware      68.2 nm at 95 degrees
  

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