Frederick Municipal Airport (Maryland)

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Frederick Municipal Airport
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Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK)
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Frederick
LocationFrederick, Maryland
Elevation AMSL303 ft / 92 m
Coordinates39°25′03″N 077°22′28″W / 39.41750°N 77.37444°W / 39.41750; -77.37444
FDK is located in Maryland
Location of airport in Maryland / United States
FDK is located in the United States
FDK (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,219 1,591 Asphalt concrete
12/30 3,600 1,097 Asphalt
Maryland State Police Frederick Aviation Section

Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK, ICAO: KFDK, FAA 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 an expected increase 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 616 acres (249 ha) and contains two runways:[1]

  • Runway 5/23: 5,219 x 100 ft (1,591 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt concrete
  • Runway 12/30: 3,600 x 75 ft (1,097 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt concrete

On field[edit]

AOPA Headquarters

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)

In popular culture[edit]

The Frederick Municipal Airport, called Frederick Field in the movie, is featured in the 1996 action film Executive Decision starring Kurt Russell, though the airport filmed is not Frederick Municipal Airport.


Frederick Municipal Airport was constructed starting on 26 March 1946. The airport opened on 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]



  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" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 1, 2011., accessed 10-25-2011
  3. ^ Patti S. Borda (September 30, 2010). "Air traffic control tower funding, contract approved". Archived from the original on March 28, 2012., accessed 10-5-2010
  4. ^ Tripp Laino (February 21, 2012). "Frederick Municipal Airport tower nears opening". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012., accessed 3-8-2012
  5. ^ AOPA Air Safety Foundation (May 23, 2012). "Frederick Municipal Airport Tower and Class D Airspace". Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  6. ^ City of Frederick (October 11, 2006). "Airfield master plan, created" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 1, 2011., accessed 10-25-2011
  7. ^ "Frederick Municipal Airport". Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  8. ^ Sport Aviation: 6. March 1971. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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