Fixed Base Operation (FBO)

DC Metro Aviation Services: Who we are…

DC Metro Aviation is a full service FBO with flight schools and maintenance on the field, in addition to fuel and aircraft storage services. Our popular on-site restaurant, the Airport Café, serves breakfast and late lunches. Its outside deck is conducive to up-close viewing of aircraft operations. The FBO also offers airport tours for schools, churches, and other organizations on a scheduled basis.

We are a public corporation…

The Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) is owned and operated by the Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA). The MCRA, created in 1957, is a public corporation established to construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain, acquire, operate, and finance projects devoted wholly or partially for public good, use, or general welfare. A six-member Board of Directors governs the MCRA.

Montgomery County Airpark presently hosts approximately 100,000 operations yearly and is considered to be the fourth busiest Maryland general aviation public use airport. We base over 200 aircraft of all types – from sleek modern jets to Piper Cubs. About 15% of all traffic is of the commercial type or Part 135 air taxi consisting of a variety of modern day aircraft such as Cessna Citations, Lear Jet, Beechcraft (both jet and turbine), and Falcon Jet. We also are home to a Part 135 air taxi firm that specializes in transporting air travelers to various destinations in the east coast and the mid-west on a regular “on demand” basis.

Location…

The Airpark opened in 1960 and is designated as a reliever airport for Reagan National Airport. Located 17 miles from the heart of the Nation’s Capital, the Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) is ideally located for business or personal air travelers visiting Washington D.C. or Montgomery County, Maryland. A ten minute cab ride gets you to the Shady Grove Metro station. Then, your subway ride to downtown Washington is 45 minutes. A 20-minute drive from GAI will place you in downtown Bethesda or Rockville.