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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

November 25, 2019
7:00 PM

Members present     Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland & Bob Morland

Members absent      Jud Seaman & Andy Mrnak

Others present         None


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (October 28, 2019).  Bob moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Dave moved to approve the financial reports.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. 2020 Budget – The 2020 budget was reviewed with the County assessing 3.12 mils.
  5. State Inspection – Nels Lund with the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission conducted a state inspection of the airport with Rod on 11-15-19.  The inspection went well with minor recommendations from the state.
  6. FAA Land Use Inspection – Rod submitted the response to the FAA for the land use inspection recommendations and requirements identified in the recent inspection.  All items were addressed.
  7. FAA Fall Seminar – Rod attended the FAA fall seminar in Aberdeen on November 6-7, 2019.  Rod reported on the conference.  Runway incursion mitigation, Airport Data Information Portal and funding sources for North Dakota & South Dakota were topics discussed.
  8. Powder River MOA – The Powder River MOA meeting was held on 11-15-19.  The meeting was well attended.  The communication facilities are still being implemented and should be operational by spring 2020.  The hours of operation of the MOA are 7:30am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-11:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am-12:00pm on Friday’s.  No operations will be conducted on weekends or holidays normally.
  9. Parallel Taxi-Way – The construction for the parallel taxi-way is complete.  However, it will not be available for use until 2020. 
  10. The next meeting is scheduled for December 19, 2019 due to Christmas holiday.


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