Sylacauga Municipal Airport

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Sylacauga Municipal Airport
Merkel Field
Sylacauga Municipal Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Sylacauga
Operator Sylacauga Airport Authority
Serves Sylacauga, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 569 ft / 173 m
Coordinates 33°10′19″N 086°18′20″W / 33.17194°N 86.30556°W / 33.17194; -86.30556
Website http://sylacauga.com/Authority.asp
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,390 1,643 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 28,316
Based aircraft 63

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]

References[edit]

  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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