Davison Army Airfield

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Davison Army Airfield
Davison Army Airfield - USGS 10 April 2002.jpg
USGS aerial image as of 10 April 2002
IATA: DAAICAO: KDAAFAA LID: DAA
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner U.S. Army ATCA-ASO
Location Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 73 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 38°42′54″N 077°10′52″W / 38.71500°N 77.18111°W / 38.71500; -77.18111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 5,618 1,712 Asphalt
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Davison Army Airfield or Davison AAF (IATA: DAAICAO: KDAAFAA LID: DAA) is a military use airport serving Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.[1]

The airfield is located 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. It was named for noted World War II aviation engineer Brig. Gen. Donald Angus Davison.[2]

The airfield provided support for Army One from 1957 to 1976 for presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. Its role of support for the presidential helicopter ended in 1976 when responsibility for the helicopter was transferred entirely to the United States Marine Corps and the presidential helicopter was renamed Marine One.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Davison AAF has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,618 by 74 feet (1,712 x 23 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for DAA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ a b Davison Army Airfield at GlobalSecurity.org

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