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KDCU Pryor Field Regional Airport
Decatur, Alabama, USA

GOING TO DECATUR?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 NOVEMBER 2021

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: MON-FRI 0700-1900, ALL SAT-SUN 0800-1700
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL (256) 998-2622 OR (256) 521-5030.
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.

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 FOUTZ, C.M.
PRYOR FIELD AIRPORT AUTHORITY, P.O. BOX 1182
DECATUR, AL 35602
Phone 256-355-5770

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 131
Single engine airplanes: 113
Multi engine airplanes: 10
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 04 November 2021 at 0901Z to 02 December 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 18   download (322KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 18   download (325KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (288KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (221KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (48KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (189KB)

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 29-Nov-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0812:08
Sunrise06:3612:36
Sunset16:3622:36
Evening civil twilight17:0423:04

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  29-Nov-2021 16:50:08
Local (UTC-6)  29-Nov-2021 10:50:08
 
METAR
KDCU 291553Z AUTO 02005KT 10SM CLR 06/M06 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP247 T00561061
KHSV 
8nm E 
291553Z VRB03KT 10SM SCT250 07/M07 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP241 T00671067
KHUA 
13nm E 
291558Z AUTO 05007KT 10SM CLR 06/M07 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP241 T00581072
TAF
KHSV 
8nm E 
291128Z 2912/3012 VRB04KT P6SM SKC
KHUA 
13nm E 
291200Z 2912/3018 VRB06KT 9999 FEW110 510063 QNH3011INS TX12/2918Z TNM02/2912Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Pryor Flight Center
UNICOM 123.075
256-355-5770
[web site]
[email]
Pryor Flight Center is the ONLY CAA Preferred FBO in the Huntsville Metro area. Make DCU your choice when visiting the Tennessee Valley with our competitive fuel prices and Southern Hospitality!

Our goal is to bring excellence in airport management and fixed based operations to the communities we serve. Come experience the #FlyDCU difference!
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