Richard I. Bong Airport
|Richard I. Bong Airport|
|IATA: SUW – ICAO: KSUW – FAA LID: SUW|
|Owner||City of Superior|
|Elevation AMSL||674 ft / 205 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Richard I. Bong Airport (IATA: SUW, ICAO: KSUW, FAA 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. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Facilities and aircraft
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).
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.
The BONG (SUW) non-directional beacon, 260 kHz, is located on field.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SUW ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport". City of Superior. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport at City of Superior website
- PDF at Wisconsin DOT airport directory
- Superior Flying Services, the fixed base operator (FBO)
- Aerial image as of June 1998 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SUW, effective September 18, 2014
- Resources for this airport: