NOTAM information for Jan. 19-21

January 19, 2017 beginning @ 1330 until 1830
January 20, 2017 beginning @ 0900 until 1900
January 21, 2017 beginning @ 0900 until 1200

 During the above dates and times:
Only IFR flights arriving and departing to/from GAI

Normal IFR procedures within the SFRA except
DO NOT CANCEL IFR PLAN UNTIL ON THE GROUND!

No flight training or VFR flights

We recommend you check FAA website for any updates.

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Annual Open House at the Montgomery County Airpark

Where: 7940 Airpark Rd • Gaithersburg, MD
When: Saturday September 24, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm

Activities throughout the day:

Kids Arts & Crafts
Remote Control Aircraft Demonstration Aircraft
Antique Cars & Fire Truck Displays
Cessna 172 Airplane Rides (fee applies)
Historic Aircraft Displays
Free Food (until it’s all gone)
Lots of family Fun Activities and Displays
PokéStop at the Airport

For additional information contact:
facebook.com/dcmetroaviationservices
301-963-8043

Download the event PDF

Terminal building upgrades and more.

Special Flight Rules Area

  Runway 32 is right hand pattern Cross Davis Airport at 2000’ or greater Noise Abatement Program in effect RW 32/14 has 1 degree up/down slope Preferred calm wind runway 14 South ramp not recommended for aircraft with wing span of 79 feet or weight greater than 40,000 lbs. North ramp not recommended for aircraft […]

Open House A Great Success!

We had so much fun at the October Open House!
Thanks to all who participated and visited.

Here are some images form the event.

Annual Open House Oct. 17- 10am-2pm

Tuskegee Airman returns to the cockpit

Excerpted from www.aopa.org

World War II veteran and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Floyd Collins, a former P-51 pilot, looked cool and confident as he returned to a cockpit in Maryland courtesy of a few military friends, the generosity of a third-generation pilot, and the co-owners of a pristine 1976 Turbo Commander.

The flight evolved from an idea sparked by Chris Clemons’ chance meeting of the retired Red Tail airman at a recent veterans appreciation day. He felt obligated to turn the former military pilot’s fantasy of flight into reality and Clemons had just the right person in mind.

Enter Clemons’ mom, Montgomery County Airpark Manager Sandy Richardson Poe. She’s a third-generation pilot and her grandfather and father helped develop the suburban Washington, D.C., airport in the 1960s. Poe’s family hasn’t strayed far ever since and the instrument-rated private pilot grew up at the airport.

Poe knew about Veterans Airlift Command missions performed by Twin Commander pilots Dick Goetze and Bob Michael, and when she mentioned it to them, the two jumped at the chance to brighten the day of one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Collins, a quiet but dapper man outfitted in a crisp blue shirt with locks of greying hair begging to escape from his beige and silver Tuskegee Red Tail cap, was up for the challenge and it sparked some distant memories.

“I was drafted in 1943 right out of high school when I was 18 years old and they told me I was going to Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota,” said Collins. The Chicago native continued, “I remember my first airplane ride with my instructor and boy did we have a good time. After a while the test was just to go fly the airplane by yourself. Did I rush? No, I didn’t. I was still learning. I got a B-plus rating from my instructor and we were learning as we went along.”

When low ceilings scratched a previously the scheduled flight, Collins parked himself in the left seat of a full-motion Redbird FMX simulator at Washington International Flight Academy. The former Mustang pilot said the last time he was pilot in command was behind the controls of a Cessna 150 nearly five decades ago.

Collins wrapped his fingers around the yoke for a simulated flight from Montgomery Airpark to the nearby countryside while flight instructor Ken Ansorge guided him through preflight procedures. Although Collins was a little shaky on takeoff, he cleared the airspace left and right, and then performed shallow banks and climbs, “flying” confidently out toward western Maryland before turning the Redbird around and descending to pattern altitude for a landing.

Fortunately, the weather cleared later in the week and Collins returned to the airfield to survey the countryside from his jump seat position aboard the Turbo Commander. Read more here

Farmers Markets

Buy Local. Buy Fresh.

The City of Gaithersburg presents two Farmers Markets, providing residents with locally grown produce throughout the growing season. The variety of fruits and vegetables changes weekly as different crops reach maturity.

The Main Street Farmers and Artists Market is open Saturdays, year round, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You’ll find it in the Main Street Pavilion at 301 Main Street, one block off of Kentlands Boulevard. A variety of local artists with unique handcrafted items join the farmers at this location in the spring, summer and fall. Products available for purchase include a vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, various herbs, cut flowers, and potted plants, baked goods, dog treats, meat, eggs, and honey. Our seasonal arts and craft vendors sell jewelry, photographs, health and beauty products, knitted items, quilts, purses, woodworking items, clothing, children’s accessories, yard art, and more!

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New Hours

DC Metro Aviation’s hours have changed please see below: Full Service Fuel Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday thru Saturday Customer Service/Front Desk Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday thru Saturday Please keep in mind we have Self Serve Av Gas 24/7!

2014 Annual Open House

DC Metro Aviation Services’ Annual Open House – Plane displays, Plane Rides (fees apply), DC/RC Air Show Demo, Paper Airplane Contest, Live Music and much more….