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The Frederick Municipal Airport has long been a vital and necessary asset to the community. Aviation began in Frederick on August 21, 1911, when a flight to Frederick occurred. This historical cross-country flight was made in a Wright "B" Airplane piloted by Lieutenant Hap Arnold, which took off at 6:34 am from College Park and landed in Frederick, Maryland, at 7:23 am. Lieutenant Hap Arnold continued his career in military aviation and eventually became General of the United States Air Force. The copilot on the flight was Captain Chandler.

Construction at the present site of Frederick Municipal Airport began March 26, 1946, under the administration of Mayor Lloyd C. Culler. The first airplane to land in the grass at the new airport was a Stinson piloted by A.B. Sutherland on April 17, 1946. To build the airport, the city received a number of federal and state grants to construct runways, taxiways, and other facilities to support the airport. The airport was dedicated on April 27, 1949.

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  • Airport Identifier Code is: FDK
  • Designated as a General Aviation Reliever Airport for BWI, Regan National and Dulles Airport by the FAA
  • Over 350 businesses use Frederick Municipal Airport on an annual basis
  • Full FBO Services available, AVGAS - Jet Fuel Attended from 0630L-2100L daily
  • Military contract fuel available
  • Learn to Fly Program
  • Noise Abatement Plan is in effect
  • Fixed Base Operators (FBO)
  • Landmark Aviation FBO Phone is: (301) 662-8156
  • Frederick Flight Center Phone is: (240) 529-5500
  • Advanced Helicopter Concepts Phone is: (301) 694-5313
  • Runway 5/23 is 5,220 feet by 100 feet 
  • Runway 23 has ILS Approach 110.3
  • Runway 5 has GPS Approach
  • Runway 12/30 is 3,600 feet by 75 feet Taxiways are 35 feet wide
  • Mean Sea Level elevation of 304 feet 
  • Current annual aircraft operations are 130,000
  • UNICOM frequency is 122.725
  • AWOS frequency is 124.875 301-600-1457
  • Clearance Delivery 126.9 VOR frequency is 109.0 Approach 133.0
  • Base for Maryland State Police Trooper III MEDIVAC Helicopter
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Headquarters located at Airport
  • AVEMCO Insurance Company located at Airport
  • It is located at the intersection of Route Interstate 70 and Route Interstate 270, convenient to Baltimore and Washington