Airport Authority

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


Jan 25, 2021 -7:00 PM

Members present     Bob Morland, Dave Helland, Rod Schaaf, Terry Schaaf & Ryan Evans

Members absent      None

Others present         Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering & Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (December 28, 2020).  Dave moved to approve the minutes.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports. Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Re-organization – Bob moved to elect the following board members for 2021:
    1. Rod Schaaf – President
    2. Dave Helland – Vice-President
    3. Bob Morland – Sec-Treas.

Motion carried.

  1. Gary Brennan updated the board on the potential building project. He presented the cost estimate for a 10,000 square foot building.  He indicated that the size of the building would be limited to 105×85 due to setback requirements from the fueling facility and existing buildings.  Rod and Bob reported on the meeting with the County Commission.  They indicated that they would be supportive of the project.  The board gave guidance to Gary based on a budget of $1,300,000.
  2. PAPI & runway light repairs. The repairs have been completed.  The final billing for the repairs was $55,979.97.  The initial estimate was $59,200.  The insurance claim is pending.
  3. Fuel inspections contract with O’Day Equipment. The 3-year proposal from O’day Equipment is $2,790.50.  Previously the annual fee was $960.25.  Brent will explore options for our next board meeting.
  4. Fly ND conference – Rod reported that the Fly ND conference will be virtual this year. We will continue our sponsorship of $200.
  5. The next meeting is scheduled for February 22, 2021 .


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
Terry Schaaf Member
Dave Helland Member
Ryan Evans Member




PHONE: (701) 523-3130

Bowman County Airport Authority
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman ND 58623


Monday – Thursday:
7:30am – 12:00pm MT
12:30pm – 4:30pm MT

7:30am – 12:00pm MT
(Closed on Legal Holidays)