Sylacauga Airport has infrastructure to offer owner-constructed hangars.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for
Federal Fiscal Year 2018-2020

The City of Sylacauga hereby announces its fiscal year’s 2018-2020 DBE goal for airport construction projects at the Sylacauga Municipal Airport (Merkel Field). The proposed goals and goal setting methodology is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning May 9, 2019, through June 9, 2019, in the offices of the Airport Manager, 195 Airport Road, Sylacauga, AL 35151.

Comments can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Keith Shippey
Barge Design Solutions
2047 West Main Street
Dothan, AL 36301
FAA Southern Region Office
Office of Civil Rights, ASO-9
1701 Columbia Avenue
College Park, GA 30337

PDF Document: Goal Methodology Sylacauga 4-8-19


With its recent expansions, Sylacauga Airport offers great opportunities which are very attractive for aviation oriented businesses that need to locate at an airport. Contact the Sylacauga Airport Authority through the FBO for further information.
Sylacauga Municipal Airport (FAA LID: SCD), also known as Lee Merkel Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located west of the central business district of Sylacauga, a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States.

The Sylacauga Airport is the closest air transportation connection to Southeast Birmingham and North Shelby County allowing business to be efficiently conducted. With a 5,400 foot runway with GPS approaches to LPV minimums, an on time arrival and departure can almost be guaranteed.

Within the service area of the airport, hunting, fishing, racing and golfing can be found in the finest of forms. Because of access to three of the best lakes within a forty-five minute drive in either direction, all types of water sports may be enjoyed. There are two championship style golf courses nearby with Shoal Creek and Farm Links complimented by the Trent Jones Golf Trail. Hunting lodges can be found nestled around the Talladega National Forest. There is always something happening at the Alabama International Speedway. Visit the Museum, attend a race or just tour the pit area. Mt. Cheaha, the tallest peak in Alabama, is located in the middle of the National Forest and has accommodations and activities for everyone.

Lee Merkel Field has something for everyone: from an experience in a glider to your glider rating; from a dream of flying to a Commercial Pilot Certificate; from a basket of old parts in a barn, to a bright shiny better than new restored antique airplane; from a young person's dream of flight to memories of a lifetime. It is all found at this Airport. Come by, spend some time and look us over. You will certainly find something that will bring you back again.

About Sylacauga
Sylacauga is uniquely situated on the edge of the Talladega National Forest near the southern tip of the foothills of the Appalachian Chain almost directly in the centroid of the triangle of Birmingham, Anniston and Montgomery, Alabama. The drive to any of these cities is one hour or less, and it takes just two hours to travel to Atlanta, Georgia. The Sylacauga Airport, Lee Merkel Field, serves Talladega, Shelby, Coosa and Clay Counties in Alabama.

Sylacauga Marble located adjacent to the Sylacauga Airport is known the world over for its clarity and beauty. It has been utilized in buildings including the White House, the United States Supreme Court Building and the General Motors Building in Detroit.

Sylacauga Airport - Lee Merkel Field
195 Airport Rd, Sylacauga, Alabama 35151
Airport: SCD