Gyrocopter pilot's stunt is just latest bid for Congress's attention


In an apparent act of “peaceful” protest, 61-year-old Doug Hughes violated the no-fly zone in Washington, D.C., and landed his “gyrocopter” on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. He was reportedly confronted and 

A 61 year old mailman from Florida flew a USPS adorned gyrocopter onto the Capitol lawn yesterday. He came in low over northeast D.C. around 1:20pm and then turned by the Washington Monument and flew right up the 

The gyrocopter “looked totally official,” onlooker Jose Labarca, 55, told a Washington Post reporter after Hughes somehow landed it in one piece. “I thought, 'The Postal Service has helicopter service to the Capitol now?' ” But no one was giggling

The Associated Press has obtained footage of 61-year-old mailman Doug Hughes illegally landing his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

The Associated Press has obtained footage of 61-year-old mailman Doug Hughes illegally landing his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.