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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: VKX
Lat/Long: 38-44-55.1100N / 076-57-21.3200W
38-44.918500N / 076-57.355333W
38.7486417 / -76.9559222
(estimated)
Elevation: 117.7 ft. / 36 m (estimated)
Variation: 11W (2000)
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 20744

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1958
Control tower: no
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DCA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2200
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RYS 06 & 24; PAPI RY 06 & 24 - CTAF
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
ROTG BCN LOCATED 1000 FT N OF ARPT. Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
POTOMAC APPROACH: 124.7(DC FRZ) 125.65(DC FRZ)
POTOMAC DEPARTURE: 124.7(DC FRZ) 125.65(DC FRZ)
IRONS STAR: 126.4
TIKEE STAR: 120.45
WX ASOS at DCA (7 nm NW): 132.65 (703-412-8140)
WX AWOS-3 at CGS (14 nm N): 121.225 (301-864-5497)
  • AUTOMATED UNICOM - 3 CLICKS FOR ARPT ADVISORY & WEATHER, 4 CLICKS FOR RADIO CHECK.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ADWr240/5.5ANDREWS VORTAC113.1010W
DCAr159/7.6WASHINGTON VOR/DME111.0009W
OTTr295/10.2NOTTINGHAM VORTAC113.7010W
AMLr123/26.3ARMEL VOR/DME113.5008W
BALr219/28.8BALTIMORE VORTAC115.1011W
BRVr046/31.0BROOKE VORTAC114.5009W
PXTr327/38.0PATUXENT VORTAC117.6010W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
OXONN118/3.533211WDCA -.. -.-. .-
DAVEE063/8.922309WDAA -.. .- .-
GEORGETOWN153/13.432309WGTN --. - -.
ELLICOTT205/33.437111WFND ..-. -. -..
SHANNON049/37.123710WEZF . --.. ..-.
PATUXENT327/38.040010WNHK -. .... -.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 2665 x 40 ft. / 812 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt/aggregate friction seal coat, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: BASIC MKGS PLUS FIELD CARRIER LDG PRACTICE (FCLP) MKGS.
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 38-44.773000N38-45.064000N
Longitude: 076-57.565167W076-57.145500W
Elevation: 108.9 ft.117.7 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 059 magnetic, 048 true239 magnetic, 228 true
Displaced threshold: 376 ft.90 ft.
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionNSTD, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (5.00 degrees glide path)
RY 06 PAPI UNUSABLE 3 DEG RIGHT OF COURSE.
2-light PAPI on left (5.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes
REILS RYS 06 & 24 OPR SS-SR.
yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 83 ft. trees, 694 ft. from runway, 186 ft. right of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear
RY 06 HAS +60 FT TREES 240 FT R AT THLD.
108 ft. trees, 1657 ft. from runway, 13:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 15:1 AT CNTRLN TO DSPLCD THLD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: COPLEY INVESTMENTS
10 NEWBURY ST
BOSTON, MA 02116
Phone 617-267-6828
Manager: DAVID WARTOFSKY
10300 GLEN WAY
FORT WASHINGTON, MD 20744
Phone 301-248-5720

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 87
Single engine airplanes: 84
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 33/day *
83% local general aviation
17% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 13 September 2017

Additional Remarks

UNLIMITED VEHICLE ACCESS TO ACFT MOVEMENT AREAS.
RENTALS AVABL AT 301-292-9700.
FOR CD CTC POTOMAC APCH AT 866-599-3874.
VISITORS PLEASE TUNE 122.85 FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS & GND SVCS.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES: AVOID TAKEOFF 2200-0700.
EXPECT 24 HR SECURITY FROM POLICE, MILITARY & OTHERS ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR.
ARPT WITHIN FLIGHT RESTRICTED ZONE.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 21 June 2018 at 0901Z to 19 July 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download (165KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (140KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

W32 - Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field (1 nm E)
KADW - Joint Base Andrews (6 nm NE)
KDCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (7 nm NW)
2W5 - Maryland Airport (11 nm SW)
KDAA - Davison Army Airfield (11 nm W)
KCGS - College Park Airport (14 nm N)
W00 - Freeway Airport (14 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1309:13
Sunrise05:4509:45
Sunset20:3500:35
Evening civil twilight21:0701:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jun-2018 17:55:54
Local (UTC-4)  23-Jun-2018 13:55:54
 
METAR
KVKX SuperAWOS
231715Z AUTO 24004KT 10SM 25/23 A2982
KADW 
6nm NE 
231738Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM SCT012 BKN026 BKN090 BKN150 BKN170 25/22 A2981 RMK AO2 DZB17E18 CIG 026V095 CIG 013 RWY19L SLP100 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
231654Z 19003KT 10SM FEW010 OVC016 24/21 A2983 RMK AO2 T02390206
KDAA 
10nm W 
231736Z AUTO 24004KT 10SM SCT014 OVC022 25/21 A2982 RMK AO2 CIG 014V022 SLP101 $
KCGS 
14nm N 
231737Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC008 23/21 A2981 RMK AO1 T02260210
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
222355Z 2223/2323 09009KT 6000 -SHRA BKN005 QNH2986INS TEMPO 2223/2301 BKN007 BECMG 2300/2301 09009KT 6000 -DZ BR OVC006 QNH2984INS BECMG 2305/2306 06009KT 4800 -DZ BR OVC006 QNH2980INS BECMG 2315/2316 21012G18KT 9999 NSW SCT012 OVC050 QNH2974INS TEMPO 2320/2323 21025G40KT -TSRAGS OVC010CB TX30/2317Z TN19/2307Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
231504Z 2315/2418 VRB04KT 5SM BR OVC005 FM231700 19006KT P6SM OVC020 FM232100 22009KT P6SM SHRA VCTS BKN035CB FM240000 22007KT P6SM BKN045 FM241700 26007KT P6SM SCT045
KDAA 
10nm W 
230100Z 2301/2407 09009KT 6000 -DZ BR OVC010 QNH2977INS BECMG 2309/2310 06009KT 9999 NSW OVC006 QNH2980INS BECMG 2315/2316 19012G18KT 9999 BKN030 OVC050 QNH2970INS TEMPO 2320/2324 19025G40KT -TSRAGS OVC010CB BECMG 2323/2324 17012KT 9999 BKN030 QNH2976INS WND 27006KT AFT 2405 TX30/2321Z TN19/2307Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2301 NEXT 2509
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