Washington Executive Airport

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Washington Executive Airport
Hyde Field
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: W32
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Zachair, Ltd.
Location Clinton, Maryland
Elevation AMSL 249 ft / 75.9 m
Coordinates 38°44′54″N 76°55′58″W / 38.74833°N 76.93278°W / 38.74833; -76.93278Coordinates: 38°44′54″N 76°55′58″W / 38.74833°N 76.93278°W / 38.74833; -76.93278
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W32 is located in Maryland
W32
W32
Location of airport in Maryland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 3,000 914 Asphalt

Washington Executive Airport (FAA LID: W32), also known as Washington Executive Airpark or Hyde Field, is a public use general aviation airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Clinton, in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA.

Hyde Field is one of the "Maryland 3" airports located within the Washington, D.C. Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), so it is subject to the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) restrictions imposed by the FAA after the September 11 attacks.

It is located just 1.10 nautical miles (1.27 mi) east of a slightly smaller airport called Potomac_Airfield.

History[edit]

Hyde opened in 1934 as a training field for United States Army aviators.[1] Due to the onerous SFRA restrictions leading to declining revenues at the airport, in 2008 there plans to shut it down and redevelop the land.[2] However, the airport has remained open and operational.

Facilities[edit]

Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field covers 140 acres (57 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 5/23: 3,000 feet (910 m) x 60 feet (18 m), Surface: Asphalt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huber, Mark (June 2002). "A Price Too High". Air and Space Magazine: 63. 
  2. ^ Megan McKeever (October 23, 2008). "Hyde Airport to be redeveloped for businesses, housing". Gazette.net. 

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