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AL55 Shields Airport
Elberta, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: AL55
Lat/Long: 30-26-30.7100N 087-27-49.9260W
30-26.511833N 087-27.832100W
30.4418639,-87.4638683
(estimated)
Elevation: 95 ft. / 29 m (estimated)
Variation: 01E (1985)
From city: 9 miles E of ELBERTA, AL
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 36549

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 01/1985
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3PT at JKA (14 nm SW): 134.525 (251-968-7581)
WX ASOS at PNS (14 nm E): PHONE 850-436-4799

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
NUNr254/(6.9)SAUFLEY VOR108.8001E
BFMr105/32.2BROOKLEY VORTAC112.8004E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PICKENS273/14.832602WPKZ .--. -.- --..

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 2175 x 80 ft. / 663 x 24 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
WEST END SOFT AFT RAIN.
Runway edge markings: MKD WITH YELLOW CONES.
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: no370 ft.
Markings: NSTDNSTD
Obstructions: brush, 70 ft. right of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear35 ft. trees, 530 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 23:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: SHIELDS ARPT CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 681
LILLIAN 36549
Phone (850) 380-1382
Manager: BOBBY HARGRAVE
14415 KENNEDY LN
LILLIAN, AL 36549
Phone (850) 501-4444

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 19
Single engine airplanes: 16
Ultralights: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 25/week *
78% transient general aviation
22% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 18 May 1998

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC PENSACOLA APCH AT 850-266-6884 OR 850-266-6885.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at AL55.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KNPA - Pensacola Naval Air Station/Forrest Sherman Field (9 nm SE)
5R4 - Foley Municipal Airport (12 nm W)
KJKA - Jack Edwards NTL Airport (14 nm SW)
KPNS - Pensacola International Airport (14 nm E)
KCQF - H L Sonny Callahan Airport (21 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 06-Mar-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4711:47
Sunrise06:1112:11
Sunset17:5123:51
Evening civil twilight18:1500:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  06-Mar-2021 17:52:07
Local (UTC-6)  06-Mar-2021 11:52:07
 
METAR
KNPA 
9nm SE 
061656Z 03010KT 10SM CLR 19/02 A3010 RMK SLP194 T01890022
KJKA 
14nm SW 
061735Z AUTO 01007KT 10SM CLR 19/02 A3010 RMK AO2 T01910021
KPNS 
15nm E 
061653Z 36011KT 10SM CLR 18/02 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP197 T01830022
TAF
KNPA 
9nm SE 
0607/0707 05008KT 9000 RA BR SCT035 BKN070 OVC120 621009 QNH2992INS FM061500 04012KT 9999 NSW FEW035 SCT100 SCT250 600000 QNH2997INS FM061900 02009KT 9999 FEW150 SCT250 QNH3001INS BECMG 0700/0702 35010KT 9999 FEW150 QNH3005INS AUTOMATED SENSOR METWATCH 0607 TIL 0613 T12/0611Z T16/0618Z FN00231
KPNS 
15nm E 
060834Z 0609/0706 35009KT P6SM OVC090 FM061200 04009KT P6SM OVC029 FM061600 02009KT P6SM BKN045 FM070300 01008KT P6SM SKC
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