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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 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 15 July 2021 at 0901Z to 12 August 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 18   download (264KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (221KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (236KB)
VOR-B   download (194KB)
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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Photo taken 26-Aug-2017
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 31-Jul-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2810:28
Sunrise05:5610:56
Sunset19:4900:49
Evening civil twilight20:1701:17

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  31-Jul-2021 09:54:01
Local (UTC-5)  31-Jul-2021 04:54:01
 
METAR
KMDQ 310935Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM BR SCT007 OVC065 23/23 A3003 RMK A02 T02330229
KFYM 
12nm N 
310935Z AUTO 00000KT 3SM BR OVC002 23/23 A3005 RMK A01
KHUA 
13nm SW 
310858Z AUTO 00000KT 6SM BR SCT005 23/23 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP159 T02300228 53004
KHSV 
17nm SW 
310853Z 00000KT 8SM CLR 23/23 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP156 60000 T02330228 53002
TAF
KHUA 
13nm SW 
302325Z 3023/0102 30012KT 6000 SHRA FEW060 QNH2995INS TEMPO 3023/3102 33025G35KT 4800 TSRAGR BKN040CB BECMG 3116/3117 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA BKN035 QNH3004INS TEMPO 3118/3123 VRB25G35KT 8000 -TSRA BKN030CB OVC050 BECMG 3123/3124 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT040 QNH2997INS TX34/3119Z TN24/3111Z LAST NO AMDS 3100Z NEXT 3112Z
KHSV 
17nm SW 
310533Z 3106/0106 00000KT P6SM -RA SCT045 BKN080 FM310800 00000KT 5SM BR BKN100 FM311300 28005KT P6SM FEW040 FEW180
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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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