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The Capitol Rotunda of the United States from the Sky
See the Capitol Rotunda of the United States of American from the Sky!

This is something all pilots see when flying into College Park Airport just north of the Capitol area of Washington, DC! In fact, this photo was taken while I was on downwind to runway 33 at College Park in June of 2017 for their Wings and Wheels Fly-In! (Free food and $2.oo a gallon Avgas!)

See their web site to get vetted to fly into DC as there is a METRO at the airport - just so much to see and do here WITHOUT renting a car!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Background:

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District's four quadrants.
The original building was completed in 1800 and was subsequently expanded, particularly with the addition of the massive dome, and expanded chambers for the bicameral legislature, the House of Representatives in the south wing and the Senate in the north wing. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. Both its east and west elevations are formally referred to as fronts, though only the east front was intended for the reception of visitors and dignitaries.
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Website https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/
Phone Number 202-206-8000
Categories Museums,Other
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (429 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Wednesday, June 28, 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 24 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    CGS   COLLEGE PARK    6.8 nm at 37 degrees   (Public)
     View    ADW   ANDREWS AFB    8.2 nm at 125 degrees   (Military)
     View    VKX   POTOMAC AIRFIELD    8.8 nm at 164 degrees   (Public)
     View    W32   WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD    9.2 nm at 157 degrees   (Public)
     View    W00   FREEWAY    11.5 nm at 74 degrees   (Public)
     View    DAA   DAVISON AAF    13.2 nm at 218 degrees   (Military)
     View    W18   SUBURBAN    14.1 nm at 37 degrees   (Public)
     View    FME   TIPTON    16.5 nm at 45 degrees   (Public)
     View    2W5   MARYLAND    17.6 nm at 190 degrees   (Public)
     View    3MD4   FAIRVIEW    18.0 nm at 73 degrees   (Private)
     View    GAI   MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK    18.2 nm at 336 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD16   WAREDACA FARM    20.7 nm at 350 degrees   (Private)
     View    ANP   LEE    20.8 nm at 81 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD24   HAYSFIELD    21.1 nm at 8 degrees   (Private)
     View    IAD   WASHINGTON DULLES INTL    21.3 nm at 279 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD22   DEALE    21.7 nm at 107 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA16   CENTREVILLE    22.2 nm at 269 degrees   (Private)
     View    W50   DAVIS    22.2 nm at 343 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD83   TY-TI-TO    22.3 nm at 187 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD46   GLENAIR    22.8 nm at 0 degrees   (Private)
     View    BWI   BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTL THURGOOD MARSHAL    23.4 nm at 43 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD05   FINAGIN AIRFIELD    23.5 nm at 193 degrees   (Private)
     View    5MD8   EDELEN FIELD    23.9 nm at 180 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD39   BUDS FERRY    24.9 nm at 207 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    Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum      1.1 nm at 97 degrees
     View    The Washington Monument      1.2 nm at 269 degrees
     View    Brand New FBO + Operations Center for GA Pilots!      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    College Park Airport Aviation Museum      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Declaration of Independance/Constitution/Bill of Rights      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Elephant and Castle of Wash., DC      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Land at the Oldest Active Airport in the World - KCGS!      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Maryland TERPS Football Stadium from the Air!      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    METRO railway around the Washington DC area      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    National World War II Memorial      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    National's Pro Baseball Game      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Ratsie's      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    The Mall of the Capitol      6.8 nm at 37 degrees
     View    The National Security Agency from the Air      17.2 nm at 40 degrees
     View    Airport Diner      18.2 nm at 336 degrees
     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      20.8 nm at 81 degrees
     View    John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis      20.8 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      20.8 nm at 81 degrees
     View    Haysfield Airport Destroyed - sad day for aviation!      21.1 nm at 8 degrees
     View    National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center      21.3 nm at 279 degrees
     View    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center      21.3 nm at 279 degrees
     View    US Naval Academy      25.1 nm at 77 degrees
     View    Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, MD      30.3 nm at 78 degrees
     View    Dave's Tiki Bar on the Beach, Kentmorr, MD      30.4 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kent Island Golf Vacation Home near 3W3      30.4 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Airport and Restaurant      30.4 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crabhouse      30.4 nm at 87 degrees
     View    Carini's Pizza near the Bay Bridge Airport, MD      32.1 nm at 80 degrees
     View    Hemmingway's Restaurant      32.1 nm at 80 degrees
     View    Kent Island Depot (General Store with good food)      32.1 nm at 80 degrees
     View    Stevensville CRAB SHACK at Bay Bridge Arpt.      32.1 nm at 80 degrees
     View    Velaro Station for Food (if everything else is closed) W29 Bay Bridge, MD      32.1 nm at 80 degrees
     View    Earn "The 2W2 Mug" at Clearview!      34.6 nm at 359 degrees
     View    Fort McHenry      35.0 nm at 50 degrees
     View    US Gov Heli-stat spy blimp      35.0 nm at 50 degrees
     View    Airways Inn      35.9 nm at 332 degrees
     View    AOPA Tour - free (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)      35.9 nm at 332 degrees
     View    Famous Dave's BBQ      35.9 nm at 332 degrees
     View    National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD      35.9 nm at 332 degrees
     View    The Barbara Fritchie House (Civil War) Frederick, MD      35.9 nm at 332 degrees
     View    Taqueria Jasmine Inc      37.5 nm at 241 degrees
     View    Carson's Creekside Restaurant & Lounge (KMTN)      38.1 nm at 46 degrees
     View    Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum (KMTN)      38.1 nm at 46 degrees
     View    Smiley's Rest Stop on the Airport      38.8 nm at 239 degrees
     View    The FLYING CIRCUS Airshow!      38.8 nm at 239 degrees
     View    St. Mary's Airport Open House      40.6 nm at 148 degrees
     View    Battle of Fredericksburg - Civil War History      42.7 nm at 209 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      44.2 nm at 96 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      44.2 nm at 96 degrees
     View    Patuxent River Naval Air Station Museum      44.9 nm at 145 degrees
     View    Kay's At The Airport      50.4 nm at 114 degrees
     View    Signature Cafe and Kay's Airport Restruant      50.4 nm at 114 degrees
     View    Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association      54.4 nm at 343 degrees
     View    Dorchester Triangles      55.4 nm at 118 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      57.7 nm at 349 degrees
     View    PAC-MAN corn maze near Hagerstown, MD      57.7 nm at 332 degrees
     View    Antica Napoli Pizza of Gettysburg, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Appalachian Brewing Company of Gettysburg      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg "First Shot" Marker      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg Re-enactment      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Blue & Gray Grill, Gettysburg      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Dunlap's of Gettysburg      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Eisenhower Home and Museum, Gettysburg, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Ernie's Texas Lunch (+ Breakfast) of Gettysburg, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Gen Robert E. Lee HQ on the Battlefield      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Eddie's Casual Dining      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Gettysburg Pretzels (hot) and Snacks      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Historic Herr Tavern; Gettysburg Battlefield, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    King's New York Pizza of Gettysburg      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Land of Little Horses      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Luke's American Grille of Gettysburg, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Mama Ventura's Italian of Gettysburg, PA      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    PDQ Mart right off Airport      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    The Lincoln Diner - open 24/7!      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    The Pub and Restaurant of Gettysburg      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Tommy's Pizza (via town trolly)      58.4 nm at 348 degrees
     View    Pilot Shop and NICE FBO      59.3 nm at 326 degrees
     View    Runway's Restaurant and Lounge, KHGR      59.3 nm at 326 degrees
     View    Tony's New York Pizza and Italian Restaurant      59.3 nm at 326 degrees
     View    Friendly Grassroots Museum      61.5 nm at 66 degrees
     View    Massey Aerodrome Museum      61.5 nm at 66 degrees
     View    Mary Jane's Pennsylvania Dutch Style Restaurant      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Orville's Restaurant      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Palumbo's Pizza near the York, PA Airport      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Rt 30 Seafood Restaurant      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    The Shoe House      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Thomasville (York) Airport Full Service FBO      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    White Horse Diner      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    York Barbell Museum & USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (York, Pennsylvania)      62.0 nm at 6 degrees
     View    Doc Zittle FAA Flight Physical      64.2 nm at 2 degrees
     View    Jim and Nena's Pizzaria of East Berlin, PA      64.2 nm at 2 degrees
     View    Rocco's Pizza      64.2 nm at 2 degrees
     View    Annual SCRAPPLE Festival, 2nd week of October in Delaware      67.0 nm at 95 degrees
     View    Chesapeake and Delaware Canal      67.0 nm at 52 degrees
     View    Claremont Airport, previously Cecil Field      67.0 nm at 52 degrees
     View    Cold Soda at Bermudian Valley Airpark      67.6 nm at 0 degrees
     View    Bonnie's Lakeside      67.6 nm at 359 degrees
  

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