Pryor Field Regional Airport

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Decatur Weather (°F)

KDCU (0.3 NM at True Heading of 26)
METAR: KDCU 031153Z AUTO 19006KT 10SM SCT012 OVC026 15/14 A3026 RMK AO2 RAE20 SLP243 P0002 60014 70014 T01500144 10167 20144 53009 $
TAF: N/A

Location

Latitude: 
34-39-14.6000N (34.654056)
Longitude: 
086-56-43.3000W (-86.945361)
Elevation: 
592.0 feet MSL (180 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
3.8 W (as of December 2022 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
03 N.M. NE of Decatur, Alabama
Found On: 
Atlanta Chart
FAA Region: 
ASO

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
ADAM FOX
PRYOR FIELD AIRPORT AUTHORITY, P.O. BOX 1182
DECATUR, AL 35602
256-355-5770
DECATUR/ATHENS AIRPORT AUTHORITY
P.O. BOX 1182
DECATUR, AL 35612
256-355-5770

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
09/1942
Control tower: 
No
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
MAR-NOV/MON-FRI/0700-1900
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZME (Memphis)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZME (Memphis)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
1592 feet (485 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
DCU
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
Yes
Customs Landing Rights: 
Yes
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  108
Multi Engine:  9
Jet Engine:  2
GA Helicopters:  4
Gliders:  1

Annual Operations (as of 05/31/2019)

Total Operations:  167701
Air Taxi:  3800 2.3%
GA Local:  40184 24.0%
GA Itinerant:  111642 66.6%
Military Aircraft:  12075 7.2%

Communications

CTAF:  123.075
Unicom:  123.075
Approach:  HUNTSVILLE
118.05
118.05
MEMPHIS ARTCC
Departure:  HUNTSVILLE
118.05
118.05
MEMPHIS ARTCC
ASOS:  118.375 (256-350-4270)

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

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 256

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
Decatur-Athens Aero Services
  
Unicom 123.0 355-5770, -6159 100LL, Jet A
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Anniston(ANB)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 12/01/22 to 0901Z 12/29/22.

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IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 18 SE-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 18 SE-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 36 SE-4
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SE-4
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SE-4
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near DCU

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
8.5 Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport
(HSV KHSV HSV)
96 100 100LL, Jet A
14.8 Hartselle/Morgan County Regional Airport
(5M0)
177 181 100LL
21.5 Hazel Green Airport
(M38)
42 46 100LL
22.7 Huntsville Exec Tom Sharp Jr Field Airport
(KMDQ MDQ)
57 61 100LL, Jet A
23.5 Cullman Regional/Folsom Field Airport
(KCMD CMD)
169 173 100LL, Jet A-1+
24.5 Moontown Airport
(3M5)
76 80 100LL
33.3 Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
(MSL KMSL MSL)
279 282 100LL, Jet A
39.4 Posey Field Airport
(1M4)
235 238 100LL, Jet A+
39.9 Bill Pugh Field Airport
(M22)
251 254 100LL, Jet A
48.7 Walker County-Bevill Field Airport
(KJFX JFX)
202 206 100LL, Jet A, Jet A-1
51.6 Ellington Airport
(KLUG LUG)
7 11 100LL, Jet A+
53.5 Winchester Municipal Airport
(KBGF BGF)
53 57 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
58.0 Stevenson Airport
(7A6)
75 80 100LL
58.9 Northeast Alabama Regional Airport
(GAD KGAD GAD)
133 137 100LL, Jet A-1+
59.7 Bomar Field/Shelbyville Municipal Airport
(SYI KSYI SYI)
24 28 100LL, Jet A+
60.6 Iuka Airport
(15M)
277 280 100LL
61.2 Franklin County Airport
(UOS KUOS UOS)
57 62 100LL
66.1 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
(BHM KBHM BHM)
171 175 100LL, Jet A
69.8 Savannah-Hardin County Airport
(KSNH SNH)
296 299 100LL, Jet A+
71.3 Marion County/Brown Field Airport
(APT KAPT APT)
69 74 100LL, Jet A+, MOGAS

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A110-1 FOR CD CTC HUNTSVILLE APCH AT 256-542-2070. WHEN APCH CLSD CTC MEMPHIS ARTCC AT 901-368-8453/8449.
A110-2 ARPT UNATTD THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS
A17 FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL 256-280-1184
A32-18/36 25 FT PAVED SHOULDERS WITH GRASS.
A81-APT ACTVT REIL RWYS 18 & 36; PAPI RWY 36; HIRL RWY 18/36- CTAF.
E80 US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 18/36
Longest Runway: 18/36 is 6107 ft (1861 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 18

DCU Airport Runway Details

Runway 18/36  6107 ft x 100 ft (1861 m x 30 m)
Runway Length Source:  STATE as of 01/12/2006
Surface:  Asphalt - Fair condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  35 /F/B/X/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  75.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  125.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  150.0

Runway 18

Runway 36

Elevation: 
588.0 583.3
Latitude: 
34-39-44.7800N 34-38-44.3900N
Longitude: 
086-56-42.5900W 086-56-44.0200W
Runway True Alignment: 
181 001
ILS Type: 
ILS/DME
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Threshold Crossing Height: 
50

Services

Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A+, MOGAS
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

Maps & Diagrams

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