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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 has a new, larger regional airport to support the state’s economic boom.  The new facility has 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 helps provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and aids as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

August 26, 2019
7:00 PM

Members present:    Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Andy Mrnak & Bob Morland

Members absent      Jud Seaman

Others present         Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (July 29, 2019).  Dave moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. CIP meeting – Gary Brennan attended the CIP meeting in Bismarck on August 21, 2019.  The FAA and State Aeronautics are recommending that we design the surfacing for the parallel taxiway in 2021 and plan for construction in 2022.  It may be necessary to phase the construction project depending on funding availability. 
  5. PAPI – Rod talked with both Dickinson and Bismarck airport staff regarding how they maintain and repair their PAPI systems.  They provided the names of firms that they utilize who have experience in PAPI’s.  Brent has communicated with them with specifications of our system and will coordinate with them to complete the repair.  Brent will have them also look at the windsock when they are here to get that repaired.
  6. AWOS – Brent reported on the AWOS repairs.  The correct altitude is now being reported, but the reporting to various agencies has not been occurring.  It has been corrected but will not be published until October 10, 2019. 
  7. Snowplow – Dave reported on research regarding a snowplow replacement.  The old snowplow is being repaired.  A proposal for a 2005 Freightliner 3-wheel drive model from Colorado was reviewed.  Dave moved to purchase the snowplow.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The board will decide whether to sell the old snowplow later.
  8. The next meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2019 but may be subject to change. 


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.


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