At DKX, we strive to provide pilots with a safe and friendly airport experience. As an entry point to our beautiful city, the airport offers the chance for pilots to fly-in and explore by offering pilots the information and resources they need to navigate the airspace and community around DKX. The following items highlight the features and amenities available at DKX that will make your next visit safe and convenient. Please notify our staff if you have any questions at


Plan ahead! Before visiting DKX, be sure to check for any NOTAMs that have been issued regarding operations at DKX.
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Noise Abatement Procedures

Within the air space surrounding DKX are noise sensitive areas as we work to continue to be a good community partner. The following noise abatement procedures are in place for DKX:

  • Runway 08 is the preferred calm wind runway.
  • Aircraft departing Runway 26 should avoid turns over the neighborhood located approximately 1 NM southwest of the airport.

Game Day TFR

DKX is a non-towered airport. Due to security concerns during University of Tennessee (UT) home football games, there will be a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place during all UT home football games.

  • FDC NOTAM 9/5151 outlining Temporary Flight Restrictions from one hour prior to game time until one hour after game completion will be in effect.
  • The TFR fully encompasses the DKX airport.
  • TFR information is available at or the Flight Service.
  • Aircraft inbound to the Knoxville, Tennessee, area should monitor the McGhee Tyson Airport ATIS on 128.35 for up-to-date information.
  • If you plan to fly to DKX for any UT home football game, we recommend avoiding the TFR by arriving at DKX at least one hour prior to kickoff and departing at least one hour after the game ends.
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Runways 8 and 26

Dimensions: 3499 x 75 ft. 1066 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good conditionasphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 22Single wheel: 22
Runway edge lights: medium intensityN/A
Latitude: 35-57.755500N35-57.903043N
Longitude: 083-52.762900W083-52.077207W
Elevation: 833.0 ft.830.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 080 magnetic, 075 true260 magnetic, 255 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.80 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.35 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: N/ALOCALIZER

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Weather Information

As an airport that is situated alongside the Tennessee River, the damp air off the water can create fog after sunrise and into the early morning light. To receive the most updated weather information for DKX, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aviation Weather Center.

Need a Ride?

Need transportation when you arrive at DKX? Courtesy vehicles are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum use of two hours. Contact (865) 577-4461 to reserve your ride.


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AOPA Airport Support

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) offers its members assistance through its Airport Support Network (ASN). The ASN volunteer for DKX  is David Brown. He can be reached via email. To learn more about the ASN program, please click here.