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Visitor Information

1909 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD  20740
301-864-5844; TTY 301-699-2544

Hours of Operation

Daily, 7 am-10 pm

Welcome to College Park Airport

We welcome visitors at the airport any time during our normal operating hours, 7am-10pm daily. Due to the security restrictions at the field, we require anyone not escorted by a registered pilot to provide a government issued photo ID to use our observation deck.

Directions to the airport

From points north and west (Baltimore, Columbia, Rockville)
From Montgomery County, follow the Capital Beltway (I-495) east or from Howard County, take I-95 south to the Capital Beltway (I-495/95). Continue south to exit 23, Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201). Follow Kenilworth Avenue for approximately 2.3 miles, and turn right at the second light, Paint Branch Parkway. Continue to the first traffic light and make a right on Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, which ends at the airport grounds.

From BWI and points north, via the BW Parkway
Take the BW Parkway south to Riverdale Road (MD 410). Turn right at the light off the ramp. Continue to Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201). Make a right and follow Kenilworth Avenue for approximately 2 miles, and turn left at the light for Paint Branch Parkway. Continue to the first traffic light and make a right on Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, which ends at the airport grounds.

From Annapolis, New Carrollton and points south and east
From the Beltway, follow US 50 east towards Washington, take exit 5, Veterans Parkway (MD 410). Make a left at the "T" intersection, and MD 410 becomes Riverdale Road. Cross under the BW Parkway, and make a right at Kenilworth Avenue, MD 201. Follow Kenilworth Avenue for approximately 2 miles, and turn left at the light for Paint Branch Parkway. Continue to the first traffic light and make a right on Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, which ends at the airport grounds.

From Downtown Washington, D.C.
Take Metro! We're three blocks and an easy walk from the College Park Metro Station. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes from most downtown stations to College Park. Exit the station towards River Road (the side nearest the parking garage). Walk through the bus area, and cross through the surface parking lot on the other side of Paint Branch Parkway. Follow Cpl. Frank Scott Drive for 200 yards to the airport.

If you drive, use Rhode Island Avenue north out of downtown. It becomes Baltimore Avenue (US 1) through College Park. Make a right on Paint Branch Parkway (across from the University of Maryland entrance), and proceed under the railroad bridge to the second light. Make a left on Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, which ends at the airport grounds.

Need a Ride?

TheBus
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Pilot Information

NOTICE: Due to post 9/11 rules put in place by the Department of Defense, you must complete the following vetting procedures 
before flying into, or out of College Park airport.
This is a one-time process, and once you complete it, you do not need to renew the clearance.

Location
Identifier
KGCS
Latitude
38-58-50.1 N
Longitude
76-55-20.3 W
Elevation
48 Feet, MSL
1 mile east of College Park, MD


VOR's
VOR radial distance
DCA (Washington National) 045 9.0
ADW (Andrews AFB) 356 10.7
BAL (Baltimore/BWI Airport) 238 16.7
OTT (Nottingham) 343 18.5
AML (Armel/Dulles Airport) 092 25.5
EMI (Westminster) 183 31.0
FDK (Frederick - no DME) 149 33.4

Communications
Service
Radio
Phone
CTAF & UNICOM
122.975
301-864-5844
AWOS
121.225
301-864-5497
Potomac Approach from the North
125.650
540-349-0493*
Potomac Approach from the East and South
119.300
866-599-3874*
* Both of these phone numbers connect you with
the Potomac TRACON's Mount Vernon 
sector for
clearances and squawk codes.



Instrument Approaches
Our only instrument approach is the RNAV/GPS 15 approach.
Please note that the FAA has decommissioned the VOR/DME 15.

Services
  • No Landing Fees.
  • Overnight parking fee is $10.00.
  • 100LL Fuel available from 7a-10p.
  • We do not currently have Jet A available for sale, 
but check back, we're working on it!
  • Long term tie-downs are available.
  • No A&P service is based on the field; 
however there are mechanics that do travel to the field.