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KMDQ Huntsville Executive Airport / Tom Sharp Jr Field
Huntsville, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 APRIL 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: MDQ
Lat/Long: 34-51-33.7000N 086-33-27.1000W
34-51.561667N 086-33.451667W
34.8593611,-86.5575278
(estimated)
Elevation: 763.5 ft. / 232.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2015)
From city: 1 mile NE of HUNTSVILLE, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 35759

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MEMPHIS CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: MDQ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT-SUN 0730-2000, ALL MON-FRI 0730-2130
FOR SVC AFT HRS CALL 256-603-9345.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REILS RWY 18 & 36; PAPI RWY 18 & 36; MIRL RWY 18/36 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.0
WX AWOS-3PT: 120.000 (256-829-1242)
HUNTSVILLE APPROACH: 125.6 [0600-0000]
HUNTSVILLE DEPARTURE: 125.6 [0600-0000]
WX AWOS-3 at FYM (12 nm N): 135.275 (931-433-5916)
WX ASOS at HSV (17 nm SW): 121.25 (256-772-8074)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS 120.8/307.7 (HUNTSVILLE RCAG) WHEN HUNTSVILLE APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
RQZr043/5.3ROCKET VORTAC112.2002E
DCUr057/22.7DECATUR VOR/DME112.8001W

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 6500 x 100 ft. / 1981 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 60.0
Double wheel: 75.0
Double tandem: 140.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 34-52.096833N34-51.025505N
Longitude: 086-33.440295W086-33.461413W
Elevation: 718.9 ft.763.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 185 magnetic, 181 true005 magnetic, 001 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-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
Obstructions: 32 ft. trees, 1019 ft. from runway, 140 ft. left of centerline, 25:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MADISON CO EXEC ARPT AUTH
PO BOX 110
MERIDIANVILLE, AL 35759
Phone 256-828-3883
TOM SHARP.
Manager: RAY MEYER
360 CLYDE SHELTON DRIVE
MERIDIANVILLE, AL 35759
Phone 256-828-1403

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 106
Single engine airplanes: 94
Multi engine airplanes: 10
Jet airplanes: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 94/day *
49% transient general aviation
44% local general aviation
5% air taxi
2% military
* for 12-month period ending 16 October 2017

Additional Remarks

GCO AVBL ON FREQ 121.725 THRU HUNTSVILLE APCH & ANNISTON FSS.
FOR CD IF UNA VIA GCO, CTC HUNTSVILLE APCH AT 256-542-2098. WHEN APCH CLSD CTC MEMPHIS ARTCC AT 901-368-8453/8449.

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 22 April 2021 at 0901Z to 20 May 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 18   download (273KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (231KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (245KB)
VOR-B   download (203KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (67KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (408KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KFYM - Fayetteville Municipal Airport (12 nm N)
KHUA - Redstone Army Airfield (13 nm SW)
KHSV - Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field (17 nm SW)
KDCU - Pryor Field Regional Airport (23 nm SW)
4A6 - Scottsboro Municipal Airport-Word Field (29 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 13-May-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1810:18
Sunrise05:4510:45
Sunset19:4000:40
Evening civil twilight20:0801:08

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  13-May-2021 18:49:42
Local (UTC-5)  13-May-2021 13:49:42
 
METAR
KMDQ 131835Z AUTO 36004KT 10SM SCT060 20/05 A3026 RMK A02 T02010054
KFYM 
12nm N 
131835Z AUTO 06007G12KT 7SM FEW060 SCT070 19/05 A3028 RMK A01
KHUA 
13nm SW 
131758Z AUTO 01005KT 10SM SCT050 BKN075 19/09 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP242 T01910086 10199 20112 57011
KHSV 
17nm SW 
131753Z 33005KT 10SM BKN055 21/08 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP244 T02110083 10217 20117 58010
TAF
KHSV 
17nm SW 
131720Z 1318/1418 01005KT P6SM SCT040 FM140100 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Services / Description 
 
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Executive Flight Center UNICOM 123.00
256-828-1403
256-828-3883
[web site]
[email]
6500' Runway with ILS 18 and LPV 18/36 Approaches!
You do have a CHOICE in Huntsville airports. Avoid ramp fees and enjoy our modern facilities. KMDQ makes a great Tech Stop!
Note the airport name has changed to Huntsville Executive Airport to more accurately reflect the area served by KMDQ. Located just north of the Huntsville city limit, KMDQ is the closest airport to Huntsville downtown.
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