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KVKX Potomac Airfield
Friendly, Maryland, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 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: 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/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: no
REILS RYS 06 & 24 OPR SS-SR.
no
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 11 October 2018 at 0901Z to 8 November 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
TIKEE THREE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 06 **CHANGED**   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 16-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5210:52
Sunrise07:1911:19
Sunset18:2822:28
Evening civil twilight18:5522:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Oct-2018 11:49:22
Local (UTC-4)  16-Oct-2018 07:49:22
 
METAR
KVKX SuperAWOS
161115Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM 13/07 A3019
KADW 
6nm NE 
161056Z AUTO 33011KT 10SM BKN130 13/05 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP219 T01280045 $
KDCA 
7nm NW 
161052Z 34011KT 10SM SCT130 BKN160 BKN220 13/05 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP220 T01330050
KDAA 
10nm W 
161056Z AUTO 32008KT 10SM OVC130 13/08 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP220 T01330075 TSNO $
KCGS 
14nm N 
161122Z AUTO 34003KT 10SM CLR 12/04 A3018 RMK AO1 T01150040
TAF
KADW 
6nm NE 
160900Z 1609/1715 30012KT 9999 OVC070 QNH3005INS WND VRB06KT AFT 1615 TEMPO 1609/1613 33015G25KT BECMG 1623/1624 24006KT 9999 BKN020 OVC110 QNH3002INS BECMG 1709/1710 30009KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3002INS TX15/1621Z TN08/1709Z
KDCA 
7nm NW 
160907Z 1609/1712 34013G23KT P6SM OVC120 FM161100 34009KT P6SM BKN100 FM161300 34007KT P6SM SCT100 FM162000 VRB04KT P6SM SCT150
KDAA 
10nm W 
160900Z 1609/1715 31012KT 9999 OVC070 QNH3005INS WND VRB06KT AFT 1615 BECMG 1623/1624 24006KT 9999 BKN020 OVC110 QNH3002INS BECMG 1709/1710 30009KT 9999 BKN050 QNH3002INS TX15/1621Z TN08/1709Z
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