Folsom Field (Alabama)

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Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field
Folsom Field (Alabama).jpg
NAIP aerial image, August 2006
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City/County of Cullman
Serves Cullman, Alabama
Location Vinemont, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 969 ft / 295 m
Coordinates 34°16′07″N 086°51′29″W / 34.26861°N 86.85806°W / 34.26861; -86.85806Coordinates: 34°16′07″N 086°51′29″W / 34.26861°N 86.85806°W / 34.26861; -86.85806
Website www.co.cullman.al.us/...
Map
KCMD is located in Alabama
KCMD
KCMD
Location of airport in Alabama
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,500 1,676 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations (2016) 37,830
Based aircraft 81

Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field (ICAO: KCMDFAA LID: CMD, formerly 3A1) is a public-use airport located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) north of the central business district of Cullman, a city in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is owned by the City and County of Cullman.[1]

This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015[2] and 2009–2013,[3] both of which categorized it as a general aviation facility.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Folsom Field covers an area of 90 acres (36 ha) at an elevation of 969 feet (295 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 28, 2010, the airport had 37,830 aircraft operations, an average of 103 per day: 99.7% general aviation and 0.3% military. At that time there were 57 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 9% helicopter.[1]

Skydive Alabama[edit]

Skydive Alabama, a civilian skydiving center, is operated out of Folsom Field. Skydive Alabama (SA) is a United States Parachute Association (USPA) affiliated drop zone that operates year-round, maintaining a Cessna Grand Caravan. Most skydives take place from an altitude of around 14,000 feet, but high altitude jumps from 18,000 feet are commonly made with the use of supplemental oxygen.[4] SA maintains USPA certified instructors on staff to provide tandem and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) training for beginning skydivers,[5] as well providing coaching, rigging services, gear sales and rental, and camping areas for experienced skydivers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 3A1 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). 2011–2015 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "2009–2013 NPIAS Report, Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB)" (PDF). 2009–2013 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 15, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-06.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Skydive Alabama". Dropzone.com. 
  5. ^ "Skydive Alabama". Official site. 

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