Frederick Municipal Airport (Maryland)

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Frederick Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Frederick
Location Frederick, Maryland
Elevation AMSL 303 ft / 92 m
Coordinates 39°25′03″N 077°22′28″W / 39.41750°N 77.37444°W / 39.41750; -77.37444
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,220 1,591 Asphalt
12/30 3,600 1,097 Asphalt
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK)

Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDKICAO: KFDKFAA LID: FDK) is a public airport located in the city of Frederick, in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. This airport is publicly owned by City of Frederick.

Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) is classified as a general aviation airport. According to analysis, FDK experienced approximately 129,000 operations in 2004 with increases to about 165,000 by 2025.[2]


In October 2010, Frederick Municipal Airport received 4.8 million dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build and staff a control tower at the airport. Work commenced Oct 2010 and an air traffic control tower, with accompanying Class D airspace, was commissioned May 1, 2012.[3][4][5]


FDK maintains two paved runways: the primary runway, Runway 5-23, which is 5,220 feet in length and 100 feet in width, and Runway 12-30, which is 3,600 feet in length and 75 feet in width.[1]

Plans for the airfield include upgrading the existing runway 5/23 to 6,000 feet in length, 12/30 to 3,750 feet, and adding a third turf runway with 2,400 feet. In keeping up with increased growth of corporate and personal aircraft in the Frederick area, the airport has also planned for increased hangar storage.[6]

Frederick Municipal Airport currently covers an area of 588 acres (238 ha) and contains two runways:[1]

  • Runway 5/23: 5,220 x 100 ft (1,591 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 12/30: 3,600 x 75 ft (1,097 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt

On field[edit]

Off field[edit]

  • Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe: 0.5 mi (0.80 km)
  • Dutch's Daughter restaurant: 8 mi (13 km)
  • Courtyard by Marriott: 5 mi (8.0 km)
  • Hampton Inn: 5 mi (8.0 km)


Frederick Municipal Airport was constructed starting on 26 March 1946. The airport opened in 17 April 1946 with the arrival of a Stinson aircraft.[7] The airport became the home of the Experimental Aircraft Association East coast fly-in in 1970.[8]


On May 11, 2005, a single engine Cessna that flew into restricted air space around Washington, D.C. was redirected by F-16s to the Frederick Municipal Airport.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for FDK (Form 5010 PDF)
  2. ^ City of Frederick (October 11, 2006). "Final report, turf runway report, created"., accessed 10-25-2011
  3. ^ Patti S. Borda (September 30, 2010). "Air traffic control tower funding, contract approved"., accessed 10-5-2010
  4. ^ Tripp Laino (February 21, 2012). "Frederick Municipal Airport tower nears opening"., accessed 3-8-2012
  5. ^ AOPA Air Safety Foundation (May 23, 2012). "Frederick Municipal Airport Tower and Class D Airspace". Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  6. ^ City of Frederick (October 11, 2006). "Airfield master plan, created"., accessed 10-25-2011
  7. ^ "Frederick Municipal Airport". Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Sport Aviation: 6. March 1971. 


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