Richard I. Bong Airport

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Richard I. Bong Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Superior
Serves Superior, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 674 ft / 205 m
Coordinates 46°41′23″N 092°05′41″W / 46.68972°N 92.09472°W / 46.68972; -92.09472Coordinates: 46°41′23″N 092°05′41″W / 46.68972°N 92.09472°W / 46.68972; -92.09472
SUW is located in Wisconsin
Location of airport in Wisconsin
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
13/31 4,001 1,220 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 19,250
Based aircraft 52
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Richard I. Bong Airport (IATA: SUWICAO: KSUWFAA LID: SUW) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Superior, a city in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Also known as Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport,[3] it is named after World War II fighter pilot Richard I. Bong, the highest scoring U.S. fighter ace in history.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Richard I. Bong Airport covers an area of 571 acres (231 ha) at an elevation of 674 feet (205 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 3/21 is 5,100 by 75 feet (1,554 x 23 m) and 13/31 is 4,001 by 75 feet (1,220 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 2, 2009, the airport had 19,250 aircraft operations, an average of 52 per day: 96% general aviation, 4% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, 4% helicopter, 2% glider, and 6% ultralight.[1]

The BONG (SUW) non-directional beacon, 260 kHz, is located on field.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SUW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport". City of Superior. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 

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