|IATA: none – ICAO: KVKX – FAA LID: VKX|
|Location||Fort Washington, Maryland|
|Elevation AMSL||118 ft / 36 m|
|Source: FAA and airport website|
Potomac Airfield (ICAO: KVKX, FAA LID: VKX), also known as Potomac Airport or Potomac Airpark, is a privately owned, public-use airport located in the community of Fort Washington (formerly known as Friendly), in Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States (just outside Washington, D.C.). It is a general aviation airport, and there is no scheduled airline service available.
Potomac Airfield is located in the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) in the center of the Washington, D.C. Air Defense Identification Zone. Pilots are required to apply for a special security clearance before they are permitted to fly into Potomac Airfield (or the other two general aviation airports in the FRZ, College Park Airport and Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field). Pilots without prior clearance (through a special vetting process) may not operate aircraft within the FRZ zone surrounding Washington, DC. Non-based pilots can get cleared but if you are planning a trip to DC and want to use Potomac Airfield, Hyde Executive or College park, you should begin the process of getting vetted at least 30 days in advance or there is no way you will be able to land at these airports.
Facilities and aircraft
Potomac Airfield Airport covers an area of 50 acres (20 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (6/24) measuring 2,665 x 40 ft (812 x 12 m). There are 91 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single engine and 3% multi-engine.
A.T.C. Flight Training Center is the primary FBO on the field providing flight training and a pilot shop located in the main building. A.T.C. offers a unique program where students pay a flat monthly rate for use of the aircraft and can fly almost as much as they want without an hourly fees (Currently $400 per month and student buys their own fuel from the airport and pays for instruction) as well as hourly rentals.
GT Aviation is a Part 61 and VA approved Part 141 flight school on Potomac offering a friendly yet professional customer service experience. Their motto is flying is "Fun, Safe, and Affordable." GT Aviation offers competitive rates with an extensive fleet of aircraft that includes Cessna 172P, Cessna 172SP, Diamond DA-40 with G1000, Piper Arrow, and a turbo Cirrus SR-22. You can find more details on their website at http://www.gt-aviation.com
- FAA Airport Master Record for VKX ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Potomac Airfield (official site)
- Great Circle Mapper: KVKX - Friendly, Maryland (Potomac Airfield)