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KTCL Tuscaloosa National Airport
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: TCL
Lat/Long: 33-13-14.2640N 087-36-41.0540W
33-13.237733N 087-36.684233W
33.2206289,-87.6114039
(estimated)
Elevation: 169.9 ft. / 51.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 00E (1990)
From city: 3 miles NW of TUSCALOOSA, AL
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 35476

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ATLANTA CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: TCL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0500-2200
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 04; PAPI RWY 22; HIRL RWY 04/22 MED INTST ONLY; TWY LGTS - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: 24 HR PPR RQR FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS GTR THAN 30 PAX SEATS 2130-0500 - CTC AMGR. INDEX B ARFF CAPABILITY AVBL H24.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.3
UNICOM: 122.95
WX ASOS: 132.825 (205-750-8940)
TUSCALOOSA GROUND: 121.8 257.95 [0700-2000]
TUSCALOOSA TOWER: 126.3 256.7 [0700-2000]
BIRMINGHAM APPROACH: 120.15
BIRMINGHAM DEPARTURE: 120.15
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 120.775

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OKWr267/18.2BROOKWOOD VORTAC111.0000E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
TUSKE038/4.836200ETC - -.-.

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 4/22

Dimensions: 6498 x 150 ft. / 1981 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 50 /F/D/X/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 450.0
Dual double tandem: 972.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 33-12.609003N33-13.417468N
Longitude: 087-37.150655W087-36.314240W
Elevation: 152.9 ft.164.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 041221
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: none38 ft. tree, 1550 ft. from runway, 100 ft. left of centerline, 35:1 slope to clear

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 4000 x 100 ft. / 1219 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 50 /F/C/X/T
Single wheel: 15.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Operational restrictions: NA WHEN TWR CLSD; LGTD AS A VISUAL RWY.
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 33-13.749580N33-13.455142N
Longitude: 087-36.957010W087-36.254692W
Elevation: 166.6 ft.164.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 117297
Markings: basic, in fair conditionbasic, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 40 ft. tree, 850 ft. from runway, 200 ft. right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear61 ft. trees, 1725 ft. from runway, 180 ft. left of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF TUSCALOOSA
7601 ROBERT CARDINAL AIRPORT ROAD
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401
Phone (205) 248-5300
Manager: TOMMY TURNER
7601 ROBERT CARDINAL ARPT ROAD, STE 208
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401
Phone 205-454-9939

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 108
Single engine airplanes: 74
Multi engine airplanes: 17
Jet airplanes: 12
Helicopters: 5
    
Aircraft operations: avg 106/day *
44% transient general aviation
32% local general aviation
16% military
7% air taxi
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 30 June 2022

Additional Remarks

BIRDS & DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
TWY D CLSD BTN TWY D5 & D6 WHEN TWR CLSD.
FOR CD WHEN TWR CLSD, CTC BIRMINGHAM APCH AT 205-769-3890.
RWY 12/30 NOT AVBL FOR SKED OPNS WITH MORE THAN 9 PSGR SEATS OR UNSKED ACR AT LEAST 31 PSGR SEATS.

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 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 04   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 04   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 12   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22   download
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30   download
TACAN RWY 04   download
TACAN RWY 22   download
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (158KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (497KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

3M8 - North Pickens Airport (22 nm NW)
KAIV - George Downer Airport (30 nm W)
M95 - Richard Arthur Field Airport (31 nm N)
0A8 - Bibb County Airport (31 nm SE)
KEKY - Bessemer Airport (35 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Jan-2023
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2412:24
Sunrise06:5012:50
Sunset17:1723:17
Evening civil twilight17:4323:43

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Jan-2023 23:55:02
Local (UTC-6)  28-Jan-2023 17:55:02
 
METAR
KTCL 282253Z 12006KT 10SM BKN095 16/M03 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP241 T01561028
TAF
KTCL 281721Z 2818/2918 17009KT P6SM BKN250 FM290000 14008KT P6SM BKN100 FM291300 15007KT P6SM BKN100 PROB30 2913/2915 4SM -SHRA BR OVC025 FM291700 17007KT 6SM SHRA BR OVC025
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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Dixie Air Services UNICOM 122.95
205-333-3000
toll-free 877-333-3777
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Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Passenger terminal and lounge, Flight training, Aircraft rental, ...
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Hawthorne Global Aviation Services UNICOM 122.95
205-349-3991
toll-free 800-937-1716
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Located in the Heart of Dixie and the Home of the University of Alabama, we are Tuscaloosa's Finest Full Service FBO with a wide range of amenities. We specialize in southern hospitality and making our customers feel welcome and wanting to visit us again. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, we'll make sure your "aviation needs" are met with outstanding service and a great attitude. Next time you're in Tuscaloosa, stop by and see us, you'll be glad you did and so will we!
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