One of the coolest things I've experienced as a radio personality was the opportunity to fly around the National Monument in a military helicopter. It was to promote the annual air show at Andrews Air Force Base. I was in a Huey helicopter...and I was in awe of what my city looked like from that POV.
As you may know, planes aren't allowed to fly THROUGH the city...they have to fly AROUND it for national security reasons.
Well...now YOU can see what DC looks like from restricted air space...thanks to THIS awesome footage...