The Fort Meade Flying Activity (FMFA) is part of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Civilian Welfare Fund (CWF). It is located at Tipton Airport (KFME), adjacent to Fort George G. Meade, MD and is easily accessed from Route 32.
FMFA offers recreational flying opportunities for club members that are active or retired military, federal government employees, or Civilian Air Patrol. Several club members are FAA Certified Flight Instructors and are permitted to instruct in club aircraft, offering professional training from Private to CFI.
The FMFA consists of over 300 members enjoying the use of a PC-ATD simulator and 8 aircraft: 1 PA28-201(Arrow), 1 PA28-236(Dakota), 3 C-172, 3 C-152. Comfortable FMFA aircraft maintenance space, offices, and pilot facilities are located in the southeast quadrant of Hanger 80, which is situated next to Tipton Airport’s well lighted, secured, aircraft tie down ramp. The flight activity maintains their own repair shop with a full-time airframe and powerplant maintenance and inspection operation.
The flight activity is open to members 24-7, with a computerized dispatch system for professional tracking information and up-to-date pilot, weather, FAA and Flight service data available at all times.