Montgomery County Airpark
|Montgomery County Airpark|
The Montgomery County Airpark in 2006
|Owner||Montgomery County Revenue Authority|
|Location||Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||539 ft / 164.3 m|
The airport was built by developer William E. Richardson in 1960. Richardson deeded title to the land to Montgomery County, which leased the land back to Richardson to operate the airport. Richardson planned to operate charter flights and an air taxi to National Airport, Baltimore's Friendship Airport, and the soon-to-be-opened Dulles Airport. The airport was dedicated on October 22, 1960. After having a simple hangar during its first four years of operation, a terminal building was built in 1964.
On July 20, 2001, one of the hijackers in the future September 11 attacks, Hani Hanjour, flew to the Montgomery County Airpark from Fairfield, New Jersey on a practice flight with fellow hijacker Nawaf Alhazmi.
Montgomery County Airpark covers 125 acres (51 ha) and has one runway.
- Runway 14/32: 4,202 x 75 ft. (1,281 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt. (32 - right traffic)
- WAAS/GPS/RNAV MDA 262 agl
- VOR 155 degree from FDK 109.0 MDA 600 agl
- DC Metro Aviation Services
- Full-service FBO - 100LL JetA
- Hangar-tiedown rental
- Charter Operators
- Open Air Charters - Part 135
- Flight Schools
- Fleming Aviation
- Washington International Flight Academy (WIFA)
- Aircraft Sales
- Fleming Aviation
- Trebor Aviation
- Designated Pilot Examiner
- Bob Gawler
- Food & Beverage
- Airport Cafe
- "New Private Airport Scans the Sky, Optimistic About Boom in Flying". The Washington Post. July 25, 1960. p. 25.
- "$750,000 Airport Dedicated Northeast of Gaithersburg". The Washington Post. October 23, 1960. p. D21.
- "250 Attend Montgomery Airpark Fete". The Washington Post. September 24, 1964. p. E18.
- "Complete 911 Timeline: Hani Hanjour". History Commons. Archived from the original on 2017-08-30.
- Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (PDF). 2004. p. 242. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
- Patrol, Congressional Flying Club / Montgomery Senior Squadron, Civil Air. "Congressional Flying Club / Montgomery Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol > Home". www.cfcmss.org.
- "TSS Flying Club - Fun, Affordable Flying Club in the Washington DC Area". www.tssflyingclub.org.
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