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KDCU Pryor Field Regional Airport
Decatur, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 DECEMBER 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 -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving 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 SUN 1200-1700, ALL SAT 0800-1800
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL (256) 998-2622 OR (256) 521-5030
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: 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 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: 109
Single engine airplanes: 93
Multi engine airplanes: 9
Jet airplanes: 3
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.
ARPT UNATTD THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS

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 31 December 2020 at 0901Z to 28 January 2021 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 18   download (334KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 18   download (336KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (299KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (233KB)
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 19-Jan-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2712:27
Sunrise06:5412:54
Sunset17:0323:03
Evening civil twilight17:3023:30

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jan-2021 07:52:48
Local (UTC-6)  19-Jan-2021 01:52:48
 
METAR
KDCU 190653Z AUTO 15003KT 10SM CLR 01/M03 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP228 T00061033 $
KHSV 
8nm E 
190653Z AUTO 11004KT 10SM CLR 01/M04 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP224 T00061039
KHUA 
13nm E 
190658Z AUTO 19003KT 10SM OVC180 03/M05 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP223 T00281046
TAF
KHSV 
8nm E 
190520Z 1906/2006 VRB04KT P6SM SCT250 FM191400 21007KT P6SM BKN050 OVC150 FM191800 23007KT P6SM OVC020 PROB30 1918/1922 -RA OVC011 FM192300 24006KT P6SM OVC009 FM200400 28006KT P6SM OVC015
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
 Pryor Flight Center
256-355-5770
[web site]
[email]

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SS $3.75 --- 
 Updated 11-Jan-2021
 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

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