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KDCU Pryor Field Regional Airport
Decatur, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 14 JULY 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: DCU
Lat/Long: 34-39-14.6000N 086-56-43.3000W
34-39.243333N 086-56.721667W
34.6540556,-86.9453611
(estimated)
Elevation: 592 ft. / 180.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2020)
From city: 3 miles NE of DECATUR, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 35671

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1942
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MEMPHIS CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DCU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MAR-NOV MON-FRI 0700-1900, DEC-FEB MON-FRI 0700-1800, ALL SAT-SUN 0800-1700
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL 256-280-1184
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWYS 18 & 36; PAPI RWY 36; HIRL RWY 18/36- CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: international airport of entry
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.075
WX ASOS: 118.375 (256-350-4270)
HUNTSVILLE APPROACH: 118.05
HUNTSVILLE DEPARTURE: 118.05
WX ASOS at HSV (8 nm E): 121.25 (256-772-8074)
WX AWOS-3P at 9A4 (20 nm W): 118.525 ((256) 637-0903)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS 120.8/307.0 (HUNTSVILLE RCAG) WHEN HUNTSVILLE APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
RQZr239/17.6ROCKET VORTAC112.2002E
MSLr096/27.1MUSCLE SHOALS VORTAC116.5001E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 6107 x 100 ft. / 1861 x 30 m
25 FT PAVED SHOULDERS WITH GRASS.
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 35 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 125.0
Double tandem: 150.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Runway edge markings: PART OF RWY MARKINGS HAVE BEEN CLEANED OR ARE VSB. SVRL PA TDZ MARKINGS AND RWY EDGE MARKINGS PARTIALLY OBSC/FADED.
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 34-39.746333N34-38.739833N
Longitude: 086-56.709833W086-56.733667W
Elevation: 588.0 ft.583.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 185 magnetic, 181 true005 magnetic, 001 true
Markings: precision, in fair conditionprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

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

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 129
Single engine airplanes: 112
Multi engine airplanes: 9
Jet airplanes: 3
Helicopters: 4
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 459/day *
67% transient general aviation
24% local general aviation
7% military
2% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2019

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC HUNTSVILLE APCH AT 256-542-2070. WHEN APCH CLSD CTC MEMPHIS ARTCC AT 901-368-8453/8449.
ARPT UNATNDD THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, JULY 4.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 14 July 2022 at 0901Z to 11 August 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 18 **NEW**   download (277KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18 **CHANGED**   download (286KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36 **CHANGED**   download (220KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply **CHANGED**   download (157KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (490KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KHSV - Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field (8 nm E)
KHUA - Redstone Army Airfield (13 nm E)
5M0 - Hartselle/Morgan County Regional Airport (15 nm S)
9A4 - Courtland Airport (20 nm W)
KMDQ - Huntsville Executive Airport / Tom Sharp Jr Field (23 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 08-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3710:37
Sunrise06:0411:04
Sunset19:4300:43
Evening civil twilight20:1001:10

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-Aug-2022 05:05:36
Local (UTC-5)  08-Aug-2022 00:05:36
 
METAR
KDCU 080453Z AUTO 15004KT 9SM CLR 22/21 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP207 T02170211 TSNO
KHSV 
8nm E 
080453Z 00000KT 10SM SCT200 23/22 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP206 T02280222 $
TAF
KHSV 
8nm E 
071905Z 0719/0818 20005KT P6SM VCTS SCT045CB TEMPO 0719/0721 1SM +TSRA BKN020CB FM080000 VRB03KT P6SM FEW050 BKN250 FM081600 20005KT P6SM SCT035
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Pryor Flight Center UNICOM 123.075
256-355-5770
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