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Airport Authority

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Airport Authority

Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Airport Authority

Bowman County is building a new, larger airport to support the state’s economic boom. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 16, 2012 and the dirt moving and grading phase of the project is underway. The new facility that will have a 5,700-foot runway. The extra runway length will enable a wider variety of aircraft types to utilize the facility.

The updated Bowman Airport will help provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and will aid as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

November 27, 2017
7:00 PM

Members present:    Rod Schaaf, John Soreide & Bob Morland

Members absent:     Eugene Miller & Andy Mrnak        

Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Manager


  1. Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (October 23, 2017).  John moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Bills were presented for payment. 
  4. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Rod reported on the FAA seminar that he, Brent and Gary Brennan attended on October 24 & 25.  There are new e-forms that are now being required.  New standards are being considered that would not allow straight in taxi-ways to minimize runway incursions.  Rod reported that it was an informative meeting.
  6. Rod reported on a conference that Gary Brennan and he had with Bismarck FAA on our taxi-way extension plan.  Funding may be delayed until 2021 or later.  Our options are:
    1. Do the project in phases. 
    2. Use our entitlement funds to do the project.  This option would not be feasible due to surfacing costs.  If this option is selected, we would be obligated to complete the project within 2 years of commencement. 


To do either option we would have to submit a pre-application request by 12-15-17.  John moved to submit a pre-application to continue the taxi-way project, pending funding availability. Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


  1. A proposal for fire monitoring from Western States Fire Protection was discussed.  It was decided to research further the options and services.    


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.



_______________________                                _____________________________

Rodney Schaaf, President                                     Bob Morland, Secretary

Airport Authority Meeting

Bowman County Airport Authority meets every fourth Monday at the Bowman County Regional Airport beginning at 7:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Airport Authority Membership

Rodney Schaaf Chairman
Bob Morland Secretary/Treasurer
Eugene Miller Member
Andy Mrnak Member
John Soreide Member