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KDCU Pryor Field Regional Airport
Decatur, Alabama, USA

GOING TO DECATUR?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 APRIL 2018

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): PHONE 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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
REDSTONE262/13.028704WHUA .... ..- .-

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 good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 125.0
Double tandem: 150.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 34-39.746333N34-38.739833N
Longitude: 086-56.709833W086-56.733667W
Elevation: 588.0 ft.583.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
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
RWY 36 PAPI OTS INDEFLY.
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 256-306-9070
Manager: STAN SMITH
DECATUR/ATHENS AIRPORT AUTHORITY, P.O. BOX 502
DECATUR, AL 35612
Phone 256-355-5770

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 85
Single engine airplanes: 72
Multi engine airplanes: 9
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
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 02 November 2017

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 26 April 2018 at 901Z to 24 May 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 18   download (302KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 18   download (302KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (266KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (234KB)
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 22-May-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1310:13
Sunrise05:4110:41
Sunset19:4800:48
Evening civil twilight20:1601:16

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-May-2018 03:16:06
Local (UTC-5)  22-May-2018 22:16:06
 
METAR
KDCU 230253Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM FEW060 22/21 A3006 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE SLP172 T02170206 53019
KHSV 
8nm E 
230304Z 00000KT 10SM TS SCT048CB BKN060 OVC085 24/22 A3006 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N TSB0258 OCNL LTGICCCCG VC N TS VC N MOV SW T02390222 $
KHUA 
13nm E 
230258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 23/21 A3004 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW RAE01 SLP167 P0000 60000 T02290207 52017
TAF
KHSV 
8nm E 
222252Z 2223/2318 VRB03KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 BKN250 TEMPO 2300/2301 3SM SHRA BKN025 FM230200 VRB03KT P6SM BKN120 TEMPO 2308/2312 4SM BR SCT010 FM231500 07005KT P6SM SCT035 SCT250
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 North Alabama Aviation
UNICOM 123.075
256-355-5770
256-306-9070
[web site]
[email]
6,107' X 100' runway with ILS and GPS approaches. VOR/DME on the field.

KDCU is convenient to Decatur and west Huntsville businesses. No tie down fee and a minimum fuel purchase waives all ramp fees.

Rental cars can be picked up and dropped off here. Taxis, Limousine services and a crew car. Catering service is available.

Comfortable modern Pilots lounge with snooze room, showers, Wi-Fi, reclining couch and big screen TV. Flight planning room with a computer for weather and filing flight plans. Conference room, Class room, vending area with free popcorn, coffee, snacks and ice.
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