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


Nov 22, 2021

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

Members absent      Ryan Evans

Others present         Brent Kline, Airport Manager


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (October 10, 2021). Dave moved to approve the minutes.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports. Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Bob reported that the 2-year Commercial Blanket Bond with the State of North Dakota was completed and received.
  5. Rod & Brent are working on compiling the based aircraft list for airplanes based at Bowman Regional Airport. The report is due 12-17-21.
  6. The terms of board members were reviewed, they are as follows:
    1. Terry Schaaf – 12/31/21
    2. Bob Morland – 12/31/22
    3. Dave Helland – 12/31/23
    4. Rod Schaaf – 12/31/23
    5. Ryan Evans – 12/31/25
  7. Edling Electric is working on the PAPI’s for runway 13.
  8. The fuel tank inspection will take place in December.
  9. There was general discussion airport staffing. No decision made at this time.  It will be addressed at the next meeting.
  10. The next meeting is scheduled for December 20, 2021. The meeting is one week earlier than normal due to Christmas.


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)