Freeway Airport

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Coordinates: 38°56′29″N 076°46′21″W / 38.94139°N 76.77250°W / 38.94139; -76.77250

Freeway Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Freeway Airport Inc.
Serves Mitchellville, Maryland
Location 3900 Church Rd.
Elevation AMSL 168 ft / 51 m
Website http://freewayaviation.com/
Map
W00 is located in Maryland
W00
W00
Location of airport in Maryland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 2,420 738 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 24,115

Freeway Airport (FAA LID: W00) is managed by Stanley Rodenhauser at 3900 Church Road in Mitchellville, in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Freeway Airport became active in June 1961, in Prince George's County, 2 miles NW of Mitchellville, Maryland. Freeway has maintained an active flight school operation since its founding.

Hani Hanjour, one of the hijackers involved in the events of September 11, 2001 attempted to rent an aircraft at Freeway Airport after claiming to be qualified to do so.[2] A month before the attack, "instructors at Freeway Airport in Bowie flew with him and deemed him unfit to rent a plane by himself".[3]

Crashes and incidents[edit]

In February 2006, a Cessna 172 crashed at Freeway Airport due to poor visibility.[4]

In September 3, 2013 a Mooney M20 had crashed while attempting to go around. The 3 people on board were badly injured.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for W00 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2013-10-17
  2. ^ Fainaru, Steve; Whoriskey, Peter (September 19, 2001). "Hijack Suspects Tried Many Flight Schools: 'Polite, Quiet' Men Stirred No Concerns". Washington Post. p. A15. 
  3. ^ Goldstein, Amy (September 30, 2001). "Hijackers Led By Core Group: Suspects Left Trail of Movements In U.S. Through Licenses, Rentals". Washington Post. p. A01. 
  4. ^ Klein, Allison; Harris, Hamil R. (February 23, 2006). "Two Killed as Cessna Crashes Trying to Land at Bowie Airport; Officials at Bowie Airport Say They Tried to Divert Pilot Because of Poor Visibility". Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Small Plane Crashes in Bowie, Close to Route 50 | NBC4 Washington". Nbcwashington.com. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 

External links[edit]

Airport WebSite: Freeway Aviation