Photos of the Week: Stunning Views of Washington D.C.

Shots from the sky tell a story out of every aviation window

By Ariel Gordon

Published July 1, 2024

Read Time: < 1 min


Aviation always delivers the best angles and views as we enter the vibrant summer season and witness nature’s flourishing greenery.

Matt Grossman captured this beautiful photo of the Lincoln Memorial from an American Airlines flight to Pittsburgh, showcasing the heart of Washington D.C. and paying homage to its historical significance dedicated to the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.

As the 4th of July approaches, check out Jonathan Nadle’s captivating photo of the Pentagon, across the Potomac River in Arlington, Va., taken during his American Airlines flight to Pittsburgh. This iconic structure holds a special place in Washington D.C.’s landscape and American history.

For those planning their travels, American Airlines offers affordable flights to Washington D.C. National Airport from Pittsburgh, making it easier to explore the city and its history.

Thank you, Matt and Jonathan, for your amazing photos!

Our readers continue to pass along shots of unique aircraft, international airports, historical events, gorgeous views, and even family vacation photos for this feature. We love them! Keep them coming — you can click here for submission guidelines.

A view of the Pentagon from an American Airlines flight departing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (Photo submitted by Jonathan Nadle)

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