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


April 22, 2022

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

Members absent      Terry Schaaf

Others present         Brent Kline, Airport Manager and Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Bid opening: Bids were received for the hangar project.
    1. Bid from First Dakota Enterprises of Fort Pierre, SD in the amount of $1,967,500.
    2. Bid from Young Gun Construction LLC from Ludlow, SD in the amount of $1,774,000.
    3. Bid from Toos Construction from Dickinson, ND in the amount of $1,677,000.

Brosz Engineering will review bids and the board will decide at the next monthly meeting.

  1. Minutes of previous meeting (March 28, 2022). Dave moved to approve the minutes. Ryan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  2. Financial reports – Dave moved to approve the financial reports. Bob seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  3. Dave, Bob & Rod reported on the meeting with County Commissioners. The Commissioners agreed to provide a loan in the amount of $636,000 for the hangar project. In addition to the $350,000 previous commitment.
  4. Brent informed the board about the Fly-In scheduled for June 18, 2022. He is arranging with other airports in the region for that date.
  5. The next meeting is scheduled for May 23.


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)