This website is run by the Friends of the Cedar Key Airport.
The Airport is OPEN! Construction is completed.
(But always check NOTAMS.)
If you are planning to fly into KCDK, we would please ask that you click the above link to view information about our unique airport and valuable operational tips for pilots as well as some information for visiting non-aviators.
ATTENTION PILOTS, ESPECIALLY MILITARY PILOTS FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF THE CEDAR KEY AIRPORT:
The Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges are very close to the CDK Airport and are marked on the sectional chart. Pilots are requested to remain above 2000’ above a national wildlife refuge or national park. Though this is a “voluntary practice” for civilian pilots, it is part of what makes Cedar Key special and is highly encouraged to be followed due to noise sensitivity in these areas, and for bird-strike avoidance.
If you are a military pilot about to use one of the several low-level military VR visual training routes that cross over or near the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWR, though these VR corridors are designated for flight operations below 1500' AGL in visual conditions, at speeds up to 400 knots, please give special consideration when in this area. Please consider staying clear of the NWR or at a higher altitude. Low-level fast-moving aircraft and larger rotorcraft ops, particularly at night or for extended periods with or without lots of bright lights, or for NVG practice, can be very disturbing for the wildlife. There is a well-publicized instance that made national news that severely disturbed the wildlife in one evening, CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ARTICLE.
If you want to know more about the Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and how you can help or how to avoid them as a pilot, contact the Refuge Manager, Andrew G. Gude, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, on his cell, 703.622.3896 or email Andrew_Gude@fws.gov.
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