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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

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, in excellent 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.
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: no
REILS RYS 06 & 24 OPR SS-SR.
no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 115 ft. trees, 1068 ft. from runway, 207 ft. left of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear
RY 06 HAS +60 FT TREES 240 FT R AT THLD.
111 ft. trees, 1659 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: 94
Single engine airplanes: 91
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 33/day *
83% local general aviation
17% transient general aviation
<1% military
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 01 September 2019

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 07 November 2019 at 0901Z to 05 December 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 19-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2711:27
Sunrise06:5611:56
Sunset16:5121:51
Evening civil twilight17:2022:20

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Nov-2019 21:10:01
Local (UTC-5)  19-Nov-2019 16:10:01
 
METAR
KADW 
6nm NE 
192056Z AUTO 29005KT 10SM BKN170 11/02 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP099 T01110024 53001 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
192052Z 29006KT 10SM FEW045 BKN170 BKN210 12/02 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP099 T01170022 53000
KDAA 
10nm W 
192056Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM BKN150 12/03 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP101 T01190031 55001 $
KCGS 
14nm N 
192055Z AUTO 30003KT 10SM CLR 11/00 A2981 RMK AO1 T01100002
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
191700Z 1917/2023 21006KT 9999 SCT050 SCT130 QNH2983INS BECMG 1918/1919 31008KT 9999 BKN130 QNH2980INS BECMG 2002/2003 31010KT 9999 SCT030 BKN040 620402 QNH2989INS BECMG 2013/2014 31010G25KT 9999 BKN030 BKN040 QNH3034INS TX14/1920Z TN06/2011Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
191724Z 1918/2024 18007KT P6SM BKN150 FM200500 32004KT P6SM BKN050 FM201500 32010G17KT P6SM SCT040 FM202300 32009KT P6SM FEW110
KDAA 
10nm W 
191800Z 1918/2024 29006KT 9999 BKN030 BKN100 QNH2982INS BECMG 1918/1919 30006KT 9999 BKN030 BKN100 QNH2983INS BECMG 2002/2003 VRB06KT 8000 BR SCT015 BKN030 OVC100 620353 QNH2990INS BECMG 2014/2015 32012G20KT 9999 NSW BKN030 620354 QNH3006INS BECMG 2023/2024 32009KT 9999 SCT030 QNH3011INS TX13/1921Z TN05/2012Z
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