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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

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: 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: 102 ft. trees, 974 ft. from runway, 206 ft. left of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear
RWY 06 HAS +60 FT TREES 240 FT R AT THR.
112 ft. trees, 1343 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 23 September 2022

Additional Remarks

UNLIMITED VEHICLE ACCESS TO ACFT MOVEMENT AREAS.
RENTALS AVBL AT 301-292-9700.
FOR CD CTC POTOMAC APCH AT 866-599-3874.
FRZ PILOTS MUST FILE FRZ SCTY FP THRU 703-771-3476.
SFRA OR IFR FP DOES NOT GRANT FRZ ASP ACES.
FOR ACES PILOT MUST BE PRE-APVD THRU TSA MD3 PROGRAM. TO APPLY FOR FRZ ACCESS, SEE ARPT WEBSITE.
VISITORS PLEASE TUNE 122.85 FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS & GND SVCS.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES: AVOID TAKEOFF 2200-0700.
SECURITY: EXPECT 24 HR SURVEILLANCE: CIVIL & MIL, GROUND AND AIR.
ARPT WITHIN FLT RSTRD ZONE (FRZ).

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 26 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download
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 04-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4411:44
Sunrise07:1212:12
Sunset17:3222:32
Evening civil twilight17:5922:59

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  04-Feb-2023 19:17:55
Local (UTC-5)  04-Feb-2023 14:17:55
 
METAR
KADW 
6nm NE 
041855Z AUTO 19009KT 10SM CLR M01/M18 A3051 RMK AO2 SLP343 T10111178 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
041852Z 17010KT 10SM FEW250 M01/M17 A3056 RMK AO2 SLP346 T10061167
KDAA 
10nm W 
041855Z AUTO 18009KT 10SM CLR M01/M18 A3053 RMK AO2 SLP342 T10141180 $
KCGS 
14nm N 
041845Z AUTO 15006KT 10SM CLR M02/M20 A3056 RMK AO2 T10181203
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
041700Z 0417/0523 VRB06KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3052INS BECMG 0419/0420 19010G20KT 9999 FEW250 510053 QNH3038INS BECMG 0504/0505 21012KT 9999 FEW250 510102 QNH3029INS BECMG 0513/0514 21010G20KT 9999 SCT200 510103 QNH3010INS TX07/0517Z TNM04/0417Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
041720Z 0418/0524 17006KT P6SM FEW250 FM042300 18013G20KT P6SM FEW250 FM050500 19010G16KT P6SM SCT250 FM051400 20013G21KT P6SM BKN250
KDAA 
10nm W 
032100Z 0321/0503 31015G25KT 9999 FEW060 SCT250 520009 QNH3023INS TEMPO 0321/0324 32020G35KT BECMG 0323/0324 32015G25KT 9999 SKC 520104 QNH3030INS BECMG 0406/0407 32012KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3039INS BECMG 0418/0419 20010G15KT 9999 FEW080 510083 QNH3044INS BECMG 0500/0501 17009KT 9999 SKC 510203 QNH3039INS TX00/0420Z TNM06/0412Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 0402 NEXT 0613
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