While the runways and taxi ways are not yet clear, Frederick Flight Center is open for business! Based on updates from the airport administration, we expect to be back to flying on Friday, January 29th. See you in the skies!
Due to the incoming winter storm, Frederick Flight Center has closed early on Friday, January 22. We will reopen as soon as weather and road conditions allow, and will update this page at that time. Please be safe during the winter storm, and we will see you soon.
The FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is designed to help improve aviation safety by enhancing critical thinking and decision making among pilots. This event is a great opportunity to learn how the WINGS program can benefit you and how to use it. Larry Smith, a long time FAA employee, experienced pilot and WINGS expert, will be at the Frederick Flight Center on Saturday, January 16th at 4 pm to talk to us about the WINGS program and walk us through how it can take the place of a Flight Review.
If you’ve ever wondered about how the WINGS program can help your flying and keep you in compliance and flying safely, this is a golden opportunity to learn more about the program and how it works. Please join us, and use this link to CONTACT US so we can reserve you a seat.
See you on the 16th, food and drink will be provided.
If you want to sharpen your knowledge of aviation principles, regulations and history, there's no better way to do it than with a fun game of jeopardy with your friends, instructors and colleagues. Join us for an aviation-themed game of jeopardy based on aviation trivia and basic knowledge, and learn more about your favorite hobby and how we got to where we are today.
There is no minimum knowledge level, questions will include a very wide range of topics, and everyone will be able to contribute to their team. Food and drink will be provided, so please let us know if you plan to join us! You can reserve a spot by calling us at 240-529-5500 or by using our CONTACT form.
Our controller staff at FDK works very hard to keep us all safe and happy as we fly around the pattern and in and out of the area. We are lucky that we have a friendly aviation community here, and as a result, we have a very good Pilot-Controller relationship at FDK. Even the best relationships can be tested from time to time though, and the key to keeping us all flying safely and happily is strong, clear, cooperative communication between our ATC Controllers and Pilots, both on the ground and in the air.
Frederick Flight Center is proud to offer this great opportunity to meet your local controllers. Tower staff will be on hand to answer your questions, share their observations and concerns, and generally get to know the local pilots. We strongly recommend that all students and pilots take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen our flying community. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by FFC, so please CONTACT US to RSVPso we can be sure to have enough!