|IATA: none – ICAO: KVKX – FAA LID: VKX|
|Location||Fort Washington, Maryland|
|Elevation AMSL||118 ft / 36 m|
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, D.C.
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.
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- FAA Airport Master Record for VKX ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Potomac Airfield (official site)
- Great Circle Mapper: KVKX - Friendly, Maryland (Potomac Airfield)