Frederick Municipal Airport


Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) is a full-service reliever airport conveniently located outside of the D.C. Special Flight Rules Area. Less than an hour's drive from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, it is the Preferred Executive Airport in the National Capital Region.

Goal Update

Proposed Goal Update Fiscal Year 2023 to 2025 (PDF)

Key Amenities

  • Airport Map (JPG) Opens in new window5,819' Runway 
  • Build-to-Suit Development Opportunities
  • Control Tower and Class D Airspace
  • Instrument Approach Capability (ILS, GPS, VOR)
  • No SFRA Flight Plan Required
  • Signature Flight Support Fixed Base Operator

Drones or sUAS

For all sUAS operations in FDK Class D controlled Airspace, you MUST have an FAA Airspace Authorization to fly anywhere in controlled airspace. To obtain approval, use: 

Cranes or Tall Structures Near the Airport

All cranes require a 7460 airspace analysis at both the federal (FAA) and state (MAA) level at least 60 days prior.  

  • Step 1: Utilize this website to file a Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration (FAA Form 7460-1)
  • Step 2: Utilize this website to determine if you will require a state airspace analysis