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


Aug 23, 2021

Members present     Bob Morland, Rod Schaaf & Ryan Evans
Members absent      Terry Schaaf & Dave Helland
Others present         None

  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (July 19, 2021). Bob moved to approve the minutes.  Ryan seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports. Ryan seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. FAA Grants – The Airport Authority received the following grants:
    1. Hangar project design grant. Grant amount $89,500.
    2. Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program Grant – Grant amount $13,000. This grant is to be used for airport operations.
    3. Airport Rescue Grant – Grant amount $32,000. This grant is to be used for airport operations.
  5. CIP meeting – Rod & Bob attended the virtual CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) meeting with the FAA and North Dakota State Aeronautics Commission. The CIP is a 10-year plan for capital improvements to the airport.  Rod provided an update on based aircraft and general airport conditions and operations.  It was determined that Bowman County Airport Authority would be eligible to forward fund the 2023 entitlement to be used to help fund the hangar project.  After discussion Ryan moved that we use the forward funding option.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried. The pre-application for the project is due 10/1/21.
  6. Stripping of yellow lines at airport – Rod will continue to check with contractors working in our area to see if we can get this completed.
  7. The Welcome to Bowman signs are being painted. The airport entrance sign will be painted at the same time.
  8. Rod & Bob presented the 2022 budget proposal to the County Commission on July 20th at 10:30am.
  9. The next meeting is scheduled for September 27, 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)