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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 06 DECEMBER 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 -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving 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: MIRL RY 06/24 SS-SR; ACTVT 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 fair conditionNSTD, in fair 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: no
REILS RYS 06 & 24 OPR SS-SR.
no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 82 ft. trees, 694 ft. from runway, 199 ft. right of centerline, 6:1 slope to clear
RY 06 HAS +60 FT TREES 240 FT R AT THLD.
96 ft. trees, 1339 ft. from runway, 70 ft. left of centerline, 11:1 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 11 September 2018

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 6 December 2018 at 0901Z to 3 January 2019 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download (163KB)
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 14-Dec-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4911:49
Sunrise07:1912:19
Sunset16:4621:46
Evening civil twilight17:1622:16

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Dec-2018 16:13:12
Local (UTC-5)  14-Dec-2018 11:13:12
 
METAR
KVKX SuperAWOS
141535Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM 07/05 A3040
KADW 
6nm NE 
141556Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM SCT004 SCT070 06/05 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP296 T00590047 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
141552Z 06005KT 4SM BR OVC090 07/04 A3040 RMK AO2 SLP294 T00670044
KDAA 
10nm W 
141556Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN070 OVC085 07/04 A3039 RMK AO2 SLP295 T00710037 TSNO $
KCGS 
14nm N 
141542Z AUTO 00000KT 3SM OVC003 05/05 A3040 RMK AO1 T00520045
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
141405Z 1414/1515 06006KT 4000 BR BKN002 BKN190 QNH3040INS BECMG 1415/1416 35006KT 9999 NSW BKN030 QNH3029INS BECMG 1422/1423 03006KT 8000 -RA OVC007 QNH3001INS BECMG 1500/1501 03006KT 3200 -RA BR OVC002 QNH2999INS TX12/1508Z TN05/1415Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
141402Z 1414/1518 03005KT 5SM BR SCT080 OVC200 FM141600 04005KT P6SM BKN080 FM141800 06004KT 6SM -RA SCT035 OVC070 FM142300 06005KT 6SM -RA BKN025 OVC080 FM150300 06006KT 1 1/2SM RA BR BKN003 OVC035 FM150900 05008KT 1SM RA BR BKN003 OVC010 WS020/09035KT
KDAA 
10nm W 
141000Z 1410/1516 06006KT 9999 OVC060 QNH3037INS BECMG 1414/1415 06006KT 4800 BR SCT020 BKN050 QNH3039INS BECMG 1415/1416 35006KT 9999 NSW SCT020 BKN050 QNH3028INS BECMG 1422/1423 03006KT 8000 -SHRA OVC007 QNH3000INS TX09/1508Z TN00/1411Z
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