Demopolis Municipal Airport

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Demopolis Regional Airport

Demopolis Municipal Airport
Julian D. "Buzz" Sawyer Airport
Demopolis Municipal Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, August 18, 2006
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Demopolis
ServesDemopolis, Alabama, U.S.
LocationMarengo County, Alabama
Elevation AMSL112 ft / 34 m
Coordinates32°27′50″N 087°57′15″W / 32.46389°N 87.95417°W / 32.46389; -87.95417Coordinates: 32°27′50″N 087°57′15″W / 32.46389°N 87.95417°W / 32.46389; -87.95417
DYA is located in Alabama
Location of airport in Alabama
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,002 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations (2016)5,250
Based aircraft21

Demopolis Regional Airport[1] (ICAO: KDYA, FAA LID: DYA, formerly 7A2) is a city-owned, public-use airport located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) southwest of the central business district of Demopolis, a city in Marengo County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is also known as Demopolis Municipal Airport[2][3] and Julian D. "Buzz" Sawyer Airport.[4]

This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015[5] and 2009–2013,[6] both of which categorized it as a general aviation facility.

This airport is assigned a three-letter location identifier of DYA by the Federal Aviation Administration, but it does not have an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code.[1][7][8]


During World War II the airfield was built by the United States Army Air Forces and opened in October 1943 as Demopolis Army Airfield. The airfield was returned to civil control in 1946.[9]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 438 acres (177 ha) at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 4/22 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,002 by 100 feet (1,525 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 28, 2016, the airport had 5,250 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 18 aircraft based at this airport: 16 single-engine and 2 multi-engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for DYA – DEMOPOLIS RGNL (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Demopolis Municipal Airport". City of Demopolis. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Demopolis' Sawyer tapped for Aviation Hall of Fame". The Demopolis Times. December 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Airport renamed after Sawyer". The Demopolis Times. April 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2 MB)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2012. 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
  6. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.3 MB)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 6, 2011. 2009–2013 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
  7. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "Demopolis Regional (IATA: none, ICAO: KDYA, FAA: DYA)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  9. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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