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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

October 26, 2020
7:00 PM

Members present     Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Terry Schaaf

Members absent      Bob Morland

Others present         None


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (September 20, 2020).   Dave moved to approve the minutes.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Dave moved to approve the financial reports.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 
  4. Gary Brennan submitted the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) report to North Dakota Aeronautics. 
  5. The county finalized the 2021 budget with an increase in airport funding.
  6. Rod attended the B-21 bed down public hearing via teleconference.  Public comments for the B-21 environmental impact report are due by November 9th.  Rod commented on altitude “bands” for Powder River MOA and proposed taller wind turbines in our area which would impact low level operations.  AOPA representative Kyle Lewis will host a teleconference November 2nd to gather comments to submit to the B-21 environmental impact report.  Rod has registered to provide comments about the Powder River MOA.
  7. Brent Kline joined the meeting by telephone.  He reported that Edling Electric provided a breakdown of costs for equipment related to the lightning strike.  Parts should arrive around November 18th unless there are COVID-19 related delays from manufacturers. 
  8. The board reviewed the Edling Electric cost per item with related insurance coverage.  The airport is covered adequately with the possible exception of wind cone coverage. 
  9. The next meeting is scheduled for November 23, 2020.


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