Gwinner Municipal Airfield

Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field (IATA: GWR, ICAO: KGWR, FAA LID: GWR) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Gwinner, a city in Sargent County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the Gwinner Airport Authority. It is also referred to as Gwinner Municipal Airfield.

Current Improvements

2011 - Current improvements at the Gwinner - Roger Melrie Field include a new runway apron and a new pilot's lounge. A frontage road will now connect the airport to Gwinner's latest industrial part and Highway 13. 


In 1967, the Gwinner Municipal Airport Authority proposed to construct a new municipal airport, which was completed in 1969. At the time it had a 3,600 foot lighted asphalt runway and an unlighted 2,500 foot turf strip. In 1975 the asphalt runway was extended from to 5000 feet in length. The airport was rededicated "Roger Melroe Field" in 1986.

Facilities and Aircraft

The airport covers an area of 120 acres (49 ha) at an elevation of 1,266 feet (386 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 16/34 is 4,986 by 60 feet (1,520 x 18 m) with an asphalt pavement; 6/24 is 2,950 by 100 feet (899 x 30 m) with an turf surface.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 4,120 aircraft operations, an average of 11 per day: 51% air taxi, 49% general aviation, <1% military. At that time there were 13 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine and 15% multi-engine.

(source:  Wikipedia)