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Flying into Guntersville Alabama for the

Wings Over The Valley Air Festival 2017

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Important Note for those flying into the Wings Over The Valley Air Festival Area

If you are planning on flying in for the Guntersille Air Festival, we ask that you Reserve Your Parking Area with the Guntersville Air Festival Foundation and the local Civil Air Patrol Chapter so that we have a reserved space for your plane via e-mail.

Those wishing to display their aircraft during the festival, please go to the Vendor & Exhibitor page and submit and application to the Guntersville Air Festival Foundation.

Also, please check AirNAV for current updates to the Guntersville Municipal Airport (8A1) prior to arriving. Our Airport Manager keeps this location up-to-date for your convienience.

Location FAA Identifier:  8A1
Lat/Long:  34-24-06.1987N / 086-15-56.8034W
34-24.103312N / 086-15.946723W
34.4017219 / -86.2657787
(estimated)
Elevation:  615.3 ft. / 188 m (estimated)
Variation:  02W (2000)
From city:  3 miles NE of GUNTERSVILLE, AL
Time zone:  UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code:  35976

Airport Operations
Airport use:  Open to the public
Activation date:  11/1951
Sectional chart:  ATLANTA
Control tower:  no
ARTCC:  MEMPHIS CENTER
FSS:  ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility:  ANB (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance:  NOV-FEB 0700-1700, MAR-OCT 0800-1800
FOR SVC AFT HRS CALL 256-486-5121.
Wind indicator:  yes
Segmented circle:  yes
Lights:  ACTVT MIRL RY 7/25 - CTAF.
Beacon:  white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications
CTAF/UNICOM:  122.8
HUNTSVILLE APPROACH:  125.6
HUNTSVILLE DEPARTURE:  125.6
WX AWOS-3 at 8A0 (10 nm S):  119.575 (256-891-8259)
APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS 120.8/307.0 (HUNTSVILLE RCAG) WHEN HUNTSVILLE APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance    VOR name    Freq    Var
GADr338/27.1 GADSDEN VOR/DME 112.30 02E
RQZr141/29.9 ROCKET VORTAC 112.20 02E
DCUr115/36.4 DECATUR VOR/DME 112.80 01W

NDB name    Hdg/Dist    Freq    Var    ID
REDSTONE 135/27.4 287 04W HUA
FORT PAYNE 260/30.2 426 04W FTP
CAPSHAW 132/33.8 350 01W CWH.

Airport Services
Fuel available:  100LL JET-A JET-A+ / 24/7 SELF-SERVICE AVGAS & JETA
Parking:  tiedowns
Airframe service:  MAJOR
Powerplant service:  MAJOR
Bottled oxygen:  NONE
Bulk oxygen:  NONE

Runway 7/25 Information
Runway 7/25
Dimensions:  5005 x 75 ft. / 1221 x 23 m
Surface:  asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel:  24.0

Runway edge lights:  medium intensity
RUNWAY 7    RUNWAY 25
Latitude:  34-24.080460N 34-24.356970N
Longitude:  086-16.086320W 086-15.362920W
Elevation:  608.5 ft. 614.9 ft.
Traffic pattern:  left left
Runway heading:  067 magnetic, 065 true 247 magnetic, 245 true
Displaced threshold:  700 ft. no
Markings:  basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions:  trees trees

Runway 6W/24W - SEAPLANE APPROACH/RUNWAY
Dimensions:  5500 x 200 ft. / 1676 x 61 m
Surface:  water
RUNWAY 6W    RUNWAY 24W
Latitude:  34-24.350000N 34-24.733333N
Longitude:  086-16.000000W 086-15.008333W
Elevation:  595.0 ft. 595.0 ft.
Traffic pattern:  left left
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights yes, no lights

 

Mission Statement

The Guntersville Air Festival Foundation Mission is to provide Veterans "Give Back Memories" by providing them with exciting memories of today without the reminders of terror and war, share aviation experience with people of all ages by showcasing fantastic aviation exhibits of history, preservation, restoration, excitement and true historical education, to inspire the passion of flight in people of all ages.


Vision Statement

Our Vision is to motivate more people to become involved in aviation – especially our youth – in order to secure the future of flight as it relates to transportation, recreation, exploration, and the pursuit of individual dreams.