• Location

    Latitude: 
    34-44-43.1000N (34.745306)
    Longitude: 
    087-36-36.8000W (-87.610222)
    Elevation: 
    550.5 feet MSL (168 m MSL)
    Magnetic Variation: 
    3 W (as of May 2018 from WMM2015 model)
    Time Zone: 
    UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
    UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
    From City: 
    1 N.M. E of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
    Found On: 
    Atlanta Chart
    FAA Region: 
    ASO
  • Airport Operations

    Facility Use: 
    Public
    Type: 
    Airport
    Activation Date: 
    04/1940
    Control tower: 
    No
    Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
    Months/Days/Hours
    ALL/ALL/0600-1800
    Boundary ARTCC: 
    ZME (Memphis)
    Lighting Schedule: 
    SEE RMK
    Segmented Circle Indicator: 
    Yes
    Beacon Color: 
    White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
    Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
    1550 feet (472 m)
    NOTAMs Facility: 
    MSL
    NOTAM-D Service: 
    Yes
    International Airport of Entry: 
    No
    Customs Landing Rights: 
    No
    Military Landing Rights: 
    Yes
    Civil/Military Joint Use: 
    No
    Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
    Class I
    ARFF Index: A
    Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
    Certification Date: 05/1973

    Based Aircraft

    Single Engine:  38
    Multi Engine:  12
    Jet Engine:  3
    GA Helicopters:  6

    Annual Operations (as of 11/30/2016)

    Total Operations:  44490
    Commercial:  730 1.6%
    Air Taxi:  260 0.6%
    GA Local:  24000 53.9%
    GA Itinerant:  18000 40.5%
    Military Aircraft:  1500 3.4%
  • Communications

    CTAF:  123.050
    Unicom:  123.050
    ASOS:  119.425 (256-383-1033)

    • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS 120.8/307.0 (HUNTSVILLE RCAG).
       
  • Contacts

    Manager: 
    Publicly owned: 
    BARRY GRIFFITH
    1729 T. ED CAMPBELL DR SUITE A
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661-2016
    256-383-2270
    COLBERT & LAUDERDALE COUNTIES
    1729 T. ED CAMPBELL DR SUITE A
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661-2016
    256-381-2869
  • Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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    Area Code: 256

    Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
    Muscle Shoals Aviation Unicom 123.05 383-2270 100LL, Jet A
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  • Flight Service Stations

    Primary Alternate
    FSS on Field: 
    FSS Name (ID):  Anniston(ANB)
    Frequency: 
    Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF
       
  • Instrument Procedures / Charts


    FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 04/26/18 to 0901Z 05/24/18.

    There are various types of charts available for an airport. They are listed in the Page Type column. Here is a legend for those types:

    APD - Airport Diagram
    DP - Departure Procedure Charts
    HOT - Hot Spots
    IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
    MIN - Minimums
    STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
    Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
    Last Cycle
    IAP ILS Y OR LOC/DME Y RWY 29 SE-4
    IAP ILS Z OR LOC/DME Z RWY 29 SE-4
    IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 11 SE-4
    IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 18 SE-4
    IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SE-4
    IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 36 SE-4
    IAP VOR/DME RWY 11 SE-4
    MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SE-4
    MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SE-4
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  • Maps

    Muscle Shoals - Northwest Alabama Regional (MSL) Airport Terminal Map

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  • METAR / TAF

    METAR

    TAF

  • Navigation Aids (Navaids) near MSL

    Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).
  • Nearby Airports with Fuel

    Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
    9.5 Shoals Creek Seaplane Base
    (AL46)
    6 9 100LL
    13.9 Courtland Airport
    (9A4)
    111 114 100LL
    18.7 Bill Pugh Field Airport
    (M22)
    195 198 100LL
    27.5 Iuka Airport
    (15M)
    273 276 100LL
    27.9 Posey Field Airport
    (1M4)
    179 182 100LL, Jet A+
    32.9 Tishomingo County Airport
    (01M)
    242 245 100LL, Jet A
    33.3 Pryor Field Regional Airport
    (DCU KDCU DCU)
    99 103 100LL, Jet A-1+
    34.1 Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport
    (2M2)
    30 33 100LL, Jet A+
    36.6 Abernathy Field Airport
    (KGZS GZS)
    47 51 100LL, Jet A+
    39.1 Hartselle-Morgan County Regional Airport
    (5M0)
    120 124 100LL, Jet A
    39.2 Savannah-Hardin County Airport
    (KSNH SNH)
    310 313 100LL, Jet A+
    41.7 Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport
    (HSV KHSV HSV)
    98 102 100LL, Jet A
    42.3 Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport
    (HAB KHAB HAB)
    207 210 100LL, Jet A+
    45.8 Redstone AAF Airport
    (HUA KHUA HUA)
    94 98 100LL
    46.9 Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport
    (KCMD CMD)
    127 131 100LL, Jet A-1+
    48.0 John A Baker Field Airport
    (0M3)
    0 3 100LL
    48.5 Hazel Green Airport
    (M38)
    77 81 100LL
    50.0 Roscoe Turner Airport
    (CRX KCRX CRX)
    282 284 100LL, Jet A
    51.6 Robert Sibley Airport
    (KSZY SZY)
    302 305 100LL, Jet A+
    52.1 Booneville/Baldwyn Airport
    (8M1)
    260 262 100LL, Jet A
  • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

    NOTAMs

    List ALL KMSL NOTAMs

    NOTAM Radius Search

    NOTAMS within
    NM of KMSL

    NOTAM Flight Path Search (Enter from two to five locations below)

    Locations (ICAO):
    Buffer (Both Sides):
    NM
    Include:
  • Ratings & Reviews

    Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Ratings

    Category Aspect Rating
    Overall Rating for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Flight Service Number of Flights
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Overall Number of Routes Served
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    International Routes Served
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    On-time Performance
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Business Centers
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Airport Website (information & tools)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Availability of Internet Connectivity
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Wireless Internet Access
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    General Facilities ATM Locations
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Public Telephones
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Restrooms
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Architecture
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Terminal Layout
    • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Seating Areas
    • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Overall Cleanliness
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Children Play Areas
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Geographic Location
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Baggage Claim Locations
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Baggage Handling
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Overall Comfort
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Security Lines
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Parking Pricing
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Public Transport
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Car Rental
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Taxis
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Hotel Shuttles
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Proximity to City Center
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Restaurants & Bars (variety and number)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

    Restaurants & Bars (price/value)
    • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  • Remarks

    A110-1 DURG CALM WINDS PREF RWY IS 29.
    A110-2 NO GA PARKING ON ACR RAMP.
    A110-5 LNDG FEE & PAX FAC CHRG FOR UNSKED ACR & CHTR OPNS.
    A110-7 TWY A IS THE PREF TWY FOR ACR & CHTR OPNS USING THE ACR RAMP.
    A110-8 LNDG FEE FOR ACR OVER 12,500 LBS.
    A110-9 GCO AVBL ON FREQ 121.725 FOR MEMPHIS ARTCC (ZME).
    A16 EXT. 101.
    A17 EXC THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEARS DAY
    A26 PPR FOR UNSKED ACR & CHTR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS; CALL AMGR (256) 381-2869, EXT 101 OR FAX (256) 381-2915.
    A70 FUEL AVBL NIGHTS CALL 256-383-2270. AVGAS 100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
    A81-APT ACTVT MALSR RWY 29; REIL RWY 11; PAPI RWY 18/36, PAPI RWY 11; HIRL RWY 11/29 AND MIRL RWY 18/36 - CTAF.
    E147 TPA FOR LIGHT ACFT 1000 FT; TPA FOR TURBO PROP AND JETS 1500 FT.

  • Runways

    MSL Airport Runway Summary

    Longest Runway: 11/29 is 6694 ft (2040 m) long
    Runways with an Instrument Approach: 29

    MSL Airport Runway Details

    Runway 11/29  6694 ft x 150 ft (2040 m x 46 m)
    Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 08/23/2011
    Surface:  Asphalt - Fair condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
    Runway Pavement Class:  25 /F/C/Y/U
    Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear:  59.0
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  98.0
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  160.0
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 11

    Runway 29

    Elevation: 
    542 550
    Latitude: 
    34-44-56.4273N 34-44-29.3904N
    Longitude: 
    087-37-01.2430W 087-35-48.0218W
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    114 294
    ILS Type: 
    ILS
    Glide Path Angle: 
    3.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Left Left
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Nonprecision Instrument Precision Instrument
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Good Good
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    TOWER
    Object Height: 
    0 108
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 5350
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    1200 ft. right of centerline
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    4-Light PAPI On Right Side Of Runway
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
    REIL: 
    Yes No
    Touchdown Lights: 
    No
    Centerline Lights: 
    No
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    56
    Threshold Elevation: 
    0 0
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

    Runway 18/36  4000 ft x 100 ft (1219 m x 30 m)
    Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 08/23/2011
    Surface:  Asphalt - Fair condition -
    Runway Pavement Class:  6 /F/C/Y/U
    Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear:  30.0
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  50.0
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 18

    Runway 36

    Elevation: 
    539 541
    Latitude: 
    34-45-03.2697N 34-44-23.7146N
    Longitude: 
    087-36-56.6041W 087-36-57.7523W
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    181 1
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Left Left
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Nonprecision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Good Good
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    0 0
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 0
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    1200 ft. right of centerline
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    35 40
    Threshold Elevation: 
    0 0
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

    Runway 11/29  6693 ft x 150 ft (2040 m x 46 m)
    Runway Length Source:  as of
    Surface:  Asphalt -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Yes Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 11

    Runway 29

    Elevation: 
    542 550
    Latitude: 
    34.749 34.7415
    Longitude: 
    -87.617 -87.5967
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    114 294
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    0 0
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 0
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Yes Yes
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    Threshold Elevation: 
    542 550
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

    Runway 18/36  4000 ft x 100 ft (1219 m x 30 m)
    Runway Length Source:  as of
    Surface:  Asphalt -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Yes Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Runway 18

    Runway 36

    Elevation: 
    539 541
    Latitude: 
    34.7509 34.7399
    Longitude: 
    -87.6157 -87.6161
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    181 1
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    0 0
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    0 0
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Yes Yes
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    Threshold Elevation: 
    539 541
    Displaced Threshold: 
    0 0
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    0 0
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    0 0
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    0 0
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
    0 0

  • Services

    Bottled Oxygen: 
    None
    Bulk Oxygen: 
    None
    Fuel Available: 
    100LL, Jet A
    Landing Fees: 
    No
    Parking: 
    Hangars and tiedowns available

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