Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

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Muscle Shoals Weather (°F)

KMSL (0.5 NM at True Heading of 98)
METAR: KMSL 100853Z AUTO 00000KT 1/4SM FG VV002 09/09 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP210 T00940089 57000
TAF: KMSL 100635Z 1007/1106 00000KT 1/4SM FG VV002 TEMPO 1007/1010 1SM BR SCT002 FM101000 00000KT 2SM BR OVC010 FM101500 VRB03KT 6SM BR OVC015 FM110000 VRB02KT 6SM BR VCSH OVC010

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: 
3.3 W (as of December 2022 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -6.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -5.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
01 N.M. E of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Found On: 
Atlanta Chart
FAA Region: 
ASO

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

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
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)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZME (Memphis)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
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:  40
Multi Engine:  10
Jet Engine:  1
GA Helicopters:  9

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2021)

Total Operations:  37940
Commercial:  8 0.0%
Air Taxi:  4022 10.6%
GA Local:  18550 48.9%
GA Itinerant:  13860 36.5%
Military Aircraft:  1500 4.0%

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).
   

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 12/01/22 to 0901Z 12/29/22.

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APD - Airport Diagram
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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 Y RWY 30 SE-4
IAP ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 30 SE-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 12 SE-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 18 SE-4
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 30 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 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
18.7 Bill Pugh Field Airport
(M22)
195 198 100LL, Jet A
27.5 Iuka Airport
(15M)
273 276 100LL
27.9 Posey Field Airport
(1M4)
179 182 100LL, Jet A+
33.3 Pryor Field Regional Airport
(DCU KDCU DCU)
99 103 100LL, Jet A+
39.1 Hartselle/Morgan County Regional Airport
(5M0)
120 124 100LL
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
46.9 Cullman Regional/Folsom Field Airport
(KCMD CMD)
127 131 100LL, Jet A-1+
48.5 Hazel Green Airport
(M38)
77 81 100LL
50.0 Roscoe Turner Airport
(CRX KCRX CRX)
282 285 100LL, Jet A
51.6 Robert Sibley Airport
(KSZY SZY)
302 305 100LL, Jet A+
52.3 Huntsville Exec Tom Sharp Jr Field Airport
(KMDQ MDQ)
82 86 100LL, Jet A
52.7 Walker County-Bevill Field Airport
(KJFX JFX)
163 167 100LL, Jet A, Jet A-1
56.7 Moontown Airport
(3M5)
89 93 100LL
60.4 Ellington Airport
(KLUG LUG)
40 44 100LL, Jet A+
61.7 Beech River Regional Airport
(KPVE PVE)
332 335 100LL, Jet A+
64.1 Tupelo Regional Airport
(TUP KTUP TUP)
243 246 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+, Jet A-1+
66.0 Centerville Municipal Airport
(GHM KGHM GHM)
6 10 100LL, Jet A+
68.1 Monroe County Airport
(M40)
220 223 100LL, Jet A
69.3 Ripley Airport
(25M)
269 271 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

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.
A30A-30 CALM WIND RWY.
A70-FUEL-10 0LL FUEL AVBL NIGHTS CALL 256-383-2270. AVGAS 100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
A81-APT ACTVT MALSR RWY 30; REIL RWY 12; PAPI RWY 12; PAPI RWY 18 & 36; HIRL RWY 12/30; MIRL RWY 18/36 - CTAF.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 12/30
18/36
Longest Runway: 12/30 is 6694 ft (2040 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 30

MSL Airport Runway Details

Runway 12/30  6694 ft x 150 ft (2040 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 08/23/2011
Surface:  Asphalt - Excellent condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  34 /F/C/X/T
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

Runway 12

Runway 30

Elevation: 
542.0 550.2
Latitude: 
34-44-56.4273N 34-44-29.3904N
Longitude: 
087-37-01.2430W 087-35-48.0218W
Runway True Alignment: 
114 294
ILS Type: 
ILS
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Object at End: 
TOWER
Object Height: 
108
Distance from End: 
5350
Object Centerline Offset: 
1200 ft. right of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Right Side Of Runway
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

Runway 18/36  4000 ft x 100 ft (1219 m x 30 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 08/23/2011
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

Runway 18

Runway 36

Elevation: 
539.3 540.9
Latitude: 
34-45-03.2697N 34-44-23.7146N
Longitude: 
087-36-56.6041W 087-36-57.7523W
Runway True Alignment: 
181 001
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
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
Threshold Crossing Height: 
35 40

Services

Airframe Repair: 
None
Powerplant Repair: 
None
Bottled Oxygen: 
None
Bulk Oxygen: 
None
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
No

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