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KMSL Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 OCTOBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: MSL
Lat/Long: 34-44-43.1000N / 087-36-36.8000W
34-44.718333N / 087-36.613333W
34.7453056 / -87.6102222
(estimated)
Elevation: 550.5 ft. / 167.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 03W (2015)
From city: 1 mile E of MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 35661

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MEMPHIS CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: MSL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-1800
EXCEPT THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEARS DAY
Pattern altitude: TPA FOR LIGHT ACFT 1000 FT; TPA FOR TURBO PROP AND JETS 1500 FT.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT HIRL RY 11/29, MIRL RY 18/36, PAPI RYS 18 & 36, PAPI RY 11, REIL RY 11 & MALSR RY 29 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: PPR FOR UNSKED ACR & CHARTER OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS; CALL AMGR (256) 381-2869, EXT 101 OR FAX (256) 381-2915.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.05
WX ASOS: 119.425 (256-383-1033)
WX AWOS-3 at 9A4 (14 nm E): 118.525 ((256) 637-0903)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS 120.8/307.0 (HUNTSVILLE RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MSLr291/6.3MUSCLE SHOALS VORTAC116.5001E
DCUr281/33.6DECATUR VOR/DME112.8001W
HABr029/38.3HAMILTON VORTAC110.4002E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
FUEL AVBL NIGHTS CALL 256-383-2270. AVGAS 100LL SELF SERVE AVABL 24 HRS.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 6694 x 150 ft. / 2040 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 25 /F/C/Y/U
Single wheel: 59.0
Double wheel: 98.0
Double tandem: 160.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 34-44.940455N34-44.489840N
Longitude: 087-37.020717W087-35.800363W
Elevation: 542.0 ft.550.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 117 magnetic, 114 true297 magnetic, 294 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yesno
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: none108 ft. tower, 5350 ft. from runway, 1200 ft. right of centerline, 47:1 slope to clear

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 4000 x 100 ft. / 1219 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 6 /F/C/Y/U
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 50.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 34-45.054495N34-44.395243N
Longitude: 087-36.943402W087-36.962538W
Elevation: 539.3 ft.540.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 184 magnetic, 181 true004 magnetic, 001 true
Markings: nonprecision, 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)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: COLBERT & LAUDERDALE COUNTIES
1729 T. ED CAMPBELL DR SUITE A
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661-2016
Phone 256-381-2869
Manager: BARRY GRIFFITH
1729 T. ED CAMPBELL DR SUITE A
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661-2016
Phone 256-383-2270
EXT. 101.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 62
Single engine airplanes: 40
Multi engine airplanes: 13
Jet airplanes: 3
Helicopters: 6
    
Aircraft operations: avg 122/day *
54% local general aviation
40% transient general aviation
3% military
2% commercial
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 30 November 2016

Additional Remarks

DURG CALM WINDS PREFERRED RY IS 29.
NO GA PARKING ON ACR RAMP.
LANDING FEE & PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE FOR UNSKED ACR & CHARTER OPNS.
TWY 'A' IS THE PREFERRED TWY FOR ACR & CHARTER OPNS USING THE ACR RAMP.
LANDING FEE FOR ACR OVER 12,500 LBS.
GCO AVBL ON FREQ 121.725 FOR MEMPHIS ARTCC (ZME).

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 between 14 September 2017 at 0901Z and 9 November 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS Y OR LOC/DME Y RWY 29   download (294KB)
ILS Z OR LOC/DME Z RWY 29   download (283KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (238KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (269KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (266KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (263KB)
VOR/DME RWY 11   download (190KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (42KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (250KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

9A4 - Courtland Airport (14 nm E)
M22 - Bill Pugh Field Airport (19 nm S)
1M4 - Posey Field Airport (28 nm S)
KDCU - Pryor Field Regional Airport (33 nm E)
2M2 - Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport (34 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Oct-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3411:34
Sunrise07:0012:00
Sunset18:1223:12
Evening civil twilight18:3723:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Oct-2017 08:10:41
Local (UTC-5)  18-Oct-2017 03:10:41
 
METAR
KMSL 180753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/06 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP244 T00780061
TAF
KMSL 180526Z 1806/1906 VRB03KT P6SM SCT250 FM181500 15005KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Shoals Flight Center UNICOM 123.05
256-383-2270
[web site]
[email]
Shoals Flight Center occupies modern facilities in the terminal building and includes a flight planning room with WSI weather services, meeting rooms, snooze rooms, internet access, 24-hour 100LL self-service facility with rest room, and a pilots lounge. Services include secretarial support, catering, courtesy cars and rental cars. Committed to "red carpet" service for all customers.
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100LL Jet A
FS $4.60 $4.10 
SS $4.40 --- 
 Updated 04-Oct-2017
 
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SS=Self service
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