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KDCU Pryor Field Regional Airport
Decatur, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 OCTOBER 2020

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 0700-1800, ALL SAT-SUN 0800-1800
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL (256) 777-1757 OR (256) 729-8676.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWYS 18 AND 36; PAPI RWY 36 AND 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
DCU at fieldDECATUR VOR/DME112.8001W
RQZr239/17.6ROCKET VORTAC112.2002E
MSLr096/27.1MUSCLE SHOALS VORTAC116.5001E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
Parking: 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: 
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 VISIBLE. SEVERAL PRECISION APPCH TDZE MARKINGS AND RWY EDGE MARKINGS PARTIALLY OBSCURED/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
PRYOR FIELD AIRPORT AUTHORITY, P.O. BOX 1182
DECATUR, AL 35602
Phone 256-355-5770

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 110
Single engine airplanes: 93
Multi engine airplanes: 9
Jet airplanes: 4
Helicopters: 3
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 IF UNA TO CTC ON FSS FREQ, CTC HUNTSVILLE APCH AT 256-542-2070, WHEN APCH CLSD CTC MEMPHIS ARTCC AT 901-368-8453.

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 08 October 2020 at 0901Z to 05 November 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 18   download (324KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 18   download (327KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (290KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (224KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (48KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (189KB)

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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 27-Oct-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4011:40
Sunrise07:0612:06
Sunset17:5822:58
Evening civil twilight18:2323:23

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-Oct-2020 08:28:41
Local (UTC-5)  27-Oct-2020 03:28:41
 
METAR
KDCU 270753Z AUTO 04004KT 10SM OVC005 14/14 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP208 T01440139
KHSV 
8nm E 
270753Z AUTO 03005KT 8SM OVC004 14/14 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP204 T01440139
KHUA 
13nm E 
270758Z AUTO 05006KT 7SM OVC002 14/14 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP201
TAF
KHSV 
8nm E 
270520Z 2706/2806 02008KT P6SM BKN007 OVC020 FM271400 05004KT P6SM OVC020 FM271700 05005KT P6SM SCT020 BKN040 FM280200 04007KT P6SM SCT007 OVC020
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
 Pryor Flight Center
256-355-5770
[web site]
[email]

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SS $3.65 --- 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
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North Alabama Aviation 256-306-9070
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[email]
Aircraft maintenance, Aircraft modifications, Aircraft parts
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