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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 APRIL 2022

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: REIL RWY 06 & 24; MIRL RWY 06/24 OPR SS-SR; TO ACTVT OTR TIMES AND ACTVT PAPI RWY 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 (703-418-1177)
WX AWOS-3 at CGS (14 nm N): 121.225 (301-864-5497)
  • AUTOMATED UNICOM; 3 CLICKS ADZY & WX, 4 CLICKS 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 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.
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)
RWY 06 PAPI UNUSABLE 3 DEG RIGHT OF COURSE.
2-light PAPI on left (5.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 112 ft. trees, 1071 ft. from runway, 227 ft. left of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear
RWY 06 HAS +60 FT TREES 240 FT R AT THR.
105 ft. trees, 1336 ft. from runway, 93 ft. left of centerline, 10:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 15:1 AT CNTRLN TO DSPLCD THR.

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 21 September 2021

Additional Remarks

UNLIMITED VEHICLE ACCESS TO ACFT MOVEMENT AREAS.
RENTALS AVBL 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 April 2022 at 0901Z to 19 May 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (220KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download (188KB)
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 18-May-2022
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2409:24
Sunrise05:5409:54
Sunset20:1400:14
Evening civil twilight20:4500:45

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-May-2022 07:40:49
Local (UTC-4)  18-May-2022 03:40:49
 
METAR
KADW 
6nm NE 
180656Z AUTO 35009KT 10SM CLR 15/06 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP151 T01470060 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
180652Z 34007KT 10SM CLR 16/06 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP154 T01610061
KDAA 
10nm W 
180656Z AUTO 33004KT 10SM CLR 17/06 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP155 T01700056
KCGS 
14nm N 
180659Z AUTO 33004KT 10SM CLR 15/05 A2999 RMK AO1 T01460045
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
180100Z 1801/1907 32012KT 9999 SCT050 QNH2990INS BECMG 1900/1901 13009KT 9999 VCSH SCT100 BKN140 QNH2994INS BECMG 1904/1905 15006KT 9000 -SHRA SCT030 BKN050 OVC100 510052 QNH2982INS TX21/1821Z TN11/1811Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
180520Z 1806/1912 34007KT P6SM FEW250 FM181800 23005KT P6SM FEW250 FM182200 18004KT P6SM BKN140 FM190000 14005KT P6SM BKN090 FM190300 15005KT P6SM VCSH OVC050 FM191000 19005KT P6SM BKN080
KDAA 
10nm W 
172000Z 1720/1902 29010G15KT 9999 FEW070 BKN095 QNH2981INS BECMG 1723/1724 32006KT 9999 BKN060 OVC090 510703 QNH2986INS TX27/1721Z TN12/1808Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 1801 NEXT 1812
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