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Service & Fees

Saint Marys County Regional Airport signAIRPORT OPERATIONS - CONTACT INFORMATION

For availability of tie-downs or day-today airfield management matters, please call (301) 373-2101 and speak with Mr. Steve Bildman at AirTec, Inc. 

For use / rental of the terminal building space, please contact the Chamber of Commerce President /CEO Mr. Paul Junge at (301) 737-3001.

For Special Events, please fill out the Special Events Permit and submit the completed form to the Department of Public Works & Transportation.

For concerns about aircraft noise, contact the Paxtuxent River NAS Noise Hotline at 866-819-9028.

For information on becoming a member of the Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), please contact Ms. Diane Gleissner in the County Attorneys Office at (301) 475-4200 x 1700

For any other matters, please contact the Airport Operations Manager, Mr. Gary Whipple, by phone (301) 475-4200; fax (301) 863-8810.

For information regarding snow removal at the airport, Click Here 

Captain Walter Francis Duke Terminal Building

airportFeel free to contact the Airport Operations Manager regarding airport compliance requirements, business and lease opportunities, requests for maintenance, status of pending capital projects, arrangements for special events, waiver agreements, scheduled use of facility conference/meeting rooms, status of air passenger service, and any other aviation-related activity. On June 6, 2006 this facility was formally dedicated as the Captain Walter Francis Duke Terminal Building at the St. Mary's County Regional Airport--receiving both a Governor's Citation and Commissioners of St. Mary's County Proclamation.


Fixed Base Operators (FBOs)

General aviation activities at St. Mary’s County Airport are accommodated by several Tenant Businesses and Organizations located on the airfield:

AIRTEC (301) 373-2101 Photo of two seater propeller plane  aircraft in flight airport managers
► AWOS (301) 373-6514
► Piedmont Flight Center, Inc. (240) 718-8001
Chamber of Commerce (301) 737-3001
► D&P Testing Inc. (301) 980-4220
Maryland State Police Medevac (301) 373-2043
Navy Annapolis Flight Center (301) 373-4505
Experimental Aircraft Association (301) 862-3170
Civil Air Patrol (410) 553-6394
MedSTAR (800) 824-6814
► Chesapeake Aerial Imaging (301) 737-4169
► Chesapeake Aviation Services (301) 737-7800
► Pax Aero Solutions (240) 237-3350

Listed below are the current services provided by each of the FBO’s or go to http://www.fltplan.com/AwMainToAirportSearch.exe?a=1 for more information on FBO’s at other airports.

St. Mary's County Airport Fixed Base Operators Services

Fixed Base Operators
Yes No
Tie Downs
Aircraft Storage
Flight Instruction & Certification No Yes Yes
Aircraft Rental No Yes Yes
Banner Towing No No No
Aircraft Charter/Taxi Yes No No
Power Plant Repair Yes No No
Avionics Repair No No No
Exterior Refurbishing No No No
Interior Refurbishing No No No
Car Rental Yes No No

Source: Airport Management Record Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. Analysis


Transient Ramp Fees
$ NO FEE if 100 gallons or more of fuel are purchased
All single piston engine aircraft:
All piston twin-engine aircraft:
1-8 hours $ 20.00 *
All small turbine aircraft <12,500 lbs.
8-24 hours $ 35.00

1-8 hours
All large turbine aircraft ≥12,500 lbs.
$  40.00 *

8-24 hours $ 70.00

* certified gross weight

Transient Ramp Fees Overnight

All aircraft overnight fee:
$ 10.00
Long term (the lesser of the sum of the overnight fees and the monthly tie-down fee which is currently $60.00 per month)

Fuel (as of 4-11-2014 and * subject to change)

100 Low Lead (incl. $0.08 fuel flowage fee):
$ 5.39 /gallon* ($4.25/gallon* as of 1-26-2015)
Jet A:
$ 5 .79 /gallon*

Fee Waivers

Fee Waivers are available under the following conditions:

- purchase of 100 gallons or more for turbine aircraft

- temporary ramp occupancy of less than one (1) hour

-special events (single day)

Aircraft Hangars

plane in hangerBoth conventional and T-hangars are available for general aviation aircraft storage at the airport. T-hangars are individually nested structures that are capable of accommodating one (1) aircraft per space. T-hangars are generally capable of accommodating single engine and small twin aircraft only, while larger aircraft are generally stored in conventional hangars. Conventional hangars is a term used to describe large open bay hangars capable of accommodating multiple aircraft in a community setting. Such community hangars are typically owned and operated by an FBO. Conventional hangars are also used to describe corporate hangars where a business may own one or two business aircraft stored in a privately owned hangar.

Currently at St. Mary’s County Airport, there are a total of 122 hangars (68 T-hangars, 28 box hangars, and 26 large box corporate/community hangars).  At present, all T-hangars and conventional hangars are at their maximum occupancy with waiting lists for space when it becomes available.

Aprons and Tie-Downs

tie downsAnother method of aircraft storage is aircraft tie-downs. Currently, the Airport utilizes the general aviation aprons as well as some grass areas in the vicinity of the T-hangars for aircraft tie-downs. There are a total of seventy-five (75) paved and three (3) grass tie-down locations available for based and transient aircraft. Four (4) transient paved tie-down spaces are available with an average occupancy rate for all other paved spaces of 90%. Average occupancy rate for grass tie-downs is 100%. The existing apron space totals over 37,000 square yards and is divided into four primary areas; the T-Hangar ramp, the County Hangar ramp, the FBO/State Police upper ramp, and Terminal lower ramp. Further detail regarding these aprons is provided in the Airfield Pavements section of this chapter.

Fueling Facilities & Fire Protection

fuel tankThere are currently three(3) fuel tanks at St. Mary’s County Airport. The largest tank, a 10,000 gallon avgas (100 LL) underground tank, is owned by the County and leased to the FBO, AIRTEC. In addition, the FBO owns two(2) above ground fuel tanks; one 2,000 gallon avgas tank and one 4,000 gallon Jet-A tank. The FBO processes approximately 100,000 gallons of fuel sales annually. The agreements under which the airport has been acquired and developed with Federal assistance do not specifically impose a responsibility to provide rescue or fire-fighting capabilities. However, Fire Protection is provided by the local fire department. In the event of an emergency, services would initially be provided by the Bay District and Hollywood fire departments.