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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 DECEMBER 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 05 December 2019 at 0900Z to 02 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06   download (165KB)
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 09-Dec-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4611:46
Sunrise07:1512:15
Sunset16:4521:45
Evening civil twilight17:1522:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  10-Dec-2019 01:49:47
Local (UTC-5)  09-Dec-2019 20:49:47
 
METAR
KADW 
6nm NE 
100032Z AUTO 23015KT 10SM OVC005 10/09 A2983 RMK AO2 DZE2355RAB2355E17 CIG 004 RWY19L SLP109
KDCA 
7nm NW 
100136Z 19011KT 10SM -RA OVC008 09/09 A2985 RMK AO2 P0001 T00940089
KDAA 
10nm W 
100005Z AUTO 18003KT 10SM OVC005 08/07 A2985 RMK AO2 RAE05 SLP111 $
KCGS 
14nm N 
100136Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC007 09/08 A2984 RMK AO1 T00870077
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
091700Z 0917/1023 19012KT 6000 -RA BKN006 OVC018 620802 WS020/23045KT QNH3001INS BECMG 1002/1003 22020G30KT 8000 BR VCSH OVC007 520004 QNH2985INS BECMG 1008/1009 20012KT 6000 BR BKN010 WS020/23045KT QNH2983INS BECMG 1016/1017 24012KT 8000 -RA BKN008 QNH2992INS BECMG 1019/1020 30012KT 6000 -RA BKN010 QNH2993INS TX10/1017Z TN08/1012Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
092200Z 0922/1024 19009KT P6SM OVC006 WS020/21040KT FM100000 20011KT P6SM OVC010 FM100500 21014G21KT P6SM OVC030 FM101500 21009KT 6SM -SHRA OVC020 FM101800 25007KT 6SM -SHRA OVC008 FM102000 29009KT 6SM -SHRA OVC020 FM102200 31010G17KT P6SM OVC045
KDAA 
10nm W 
091721Z 0917/1016 VRB06KT 8000 -RA OVC003 QNH2996INS BECMG 0918/0920 20009KT 4800 -RA BKN006 OVC008 WS020/20040KT QNH2980INS BECMG 1004/1005 20012KT 8000 -RA BKN006 OVC010 WS020/23050KT QNH2980INS TX13/1008Z TN04/0917Z
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