Airplanes Can’t Legally Fly Over These 11 Random Locations Across The U.S.

One good thing about air travel is you don’t have to worry about where you’re going once you get on the plane. There’s no fussing about with maps or anything of the sort. You can simply sit down and watch the TV screen in front of you (or the inside of your eyelids) until it’s time to get off the plane.

More often than not, you land in the destination of your choosing without breaking a sweat (which is a good thing). Since there’s so little an air traveler has to do to get to where they want to be, they don’t have a knowledge of how they got there. There are thousands of different paths in the air we don’t know about. There are even places you absolutely cannot fly over — probably more than you would have thought, too. There are eleven restricted air paths in the United States alone.

Area 51 – Southern Nevada

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – Northern Minnesota

The Capital of the United States – Washington, D.C.

Camp David (Presidential Retreat) – Thurmont, Maryland

Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida

Disneyland – Anaheim, Florida

Bush Family Compound – Kennebunkport, Maine

George Washington’s Home – Mount Vernon, Virginia

Pantex Nuclear Facility – Amarillo, Texas

Kennedy Space Center – Merritt Island, Florida

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay – Southeastern Georgia

(via Mental_Floss)

If I can’t fly over Disney World, how am I ever going to know if it’s worthwhile to buy the FastPass?

In all seriousness, I think I’d be pretty happy to never fly over most of these places. I’m a little freaked out just knowing that Area 51 actually exists.

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