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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 JULY 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 19 July 2018 at 0901Z to 16 August 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download (166KB)
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-Aug-2018
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5309:53
Sunrise06:2210:22
Sunset20:0300:03
Evening civil twilight20:3200:32

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Aug-2018 14:59:08
Local (UTC-4)  14-Aug-2018 10:59:08
 
METAR
KVKX SuperAWOS
141435Z AUTO 27007KT 240V300 10SM 24/19 A2997
KADW 
6nm NE 
141356Z AUTO 26012KT 10SM CLR 24/16 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP150 T02440164 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
141452Z 29011G16KT 10SM FEW075 FEW140 SCT250 27/17 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP146 T02670167 50002
KDAA 
10nm W 
141456Z AUTO 29009KT 10SM CLR 26/18 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP148 T02630184 50001
KCGS 
14nm N 
141434Z AUTO 25005KT 10SM SCT047 SCT050 BKN080 24/18 A2996 RMK AO1 T02420175
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
140900Z 1409/1515 25006KT 9999 SCT020 BKN200 QNH2989INS WND 27012KT AFT 1414 BECMG 1417/1418 29012G18KT 9000 -SHRA BKN040 QNH2989INS BECMG 1500/1501 28012KT 9999 NSW BKN030 QNH2990INS BECMG 1504/1505 28012KT 9999 FEW050 BKN100 QNH2988INS BECMG 1514/1515 31010G15KT 9999 FEW050 QNH2988INS TX30/1420Z TN19/1412Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
141322Z 1413/1518 28006KT P6SM FEW030 SCT200 FM141800 26008KT P6SM VCTS SCT045CB BKN200 FM150000 30007KT P6SM SCT045 BKN120
KDAA 
10nm W 
140900Z 1409/1515 25006KT 9999 SCT020 BKN200 QNH2989INS WND 27012KT AFT 1414 BECMG 1417/1418 29012G18KT 9000 -SHRA BKN040 QNH2989INS BECMG 1500/1501 28012KT 9999 NSW BKN030 QNH2990INS BECMG 1504/1505 28012KT 9999 FEW050 BKN100 QNH2988INS WND 30012KT AFT 1514 TX30/1420Z TN19/1412Z
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