Sylacauga Municipal Airport

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Sylacauga Municipal Airport

Merkel Field
Sylacauga Municipal Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Sylacauga
OperatorSylacauga Airport Authority
ServesSylacauga, Alabama
Elevation AMSL569 ft / 173 m
Coordinates33°10′19″N 086°18′20″W / 33.17194°N 86.30556°W / 33.17194; -86.30556
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,390 1,643 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations28,316
Based aircraft63

Sylacauga Municipal Airport (ICAO: KSCD, FAA LID: SCD), also known as Merkel Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (3.5 mi, 5.6 km) west of the central business district of Sylacauga, a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SCD by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned SCD to Sulaco, Honduras[4]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Sylacauga Municipal Airport covers an area of 243 acres (98 ha) at an elevation of 569 feet (173 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,390 by 100 feet (1,643 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 15, 2010, the airport had 28,316 aircraft operations, an average of 77 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 63 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 5% helicopter, 5% glider and 2% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SCD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Sylacauga, Alabama (FAA: SCD, ICAO: KSCD)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Sulaco, Honduras (IATA: SCD)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 7 July 2011.

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