Gwinner–Roger Melroe Field

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Gwinner–Roger Melroe Field
Airport type Public
Owner Gwinner Airport Authority
Serves Gwinner, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL 1,266 ft / 386 m
Coordinates 46°13′07″N 097°38′37″W / 46.21861°N 97.64361°W / 46.21861; -97.64361
GWR is located in North Dakota
GWR is located in the US
Location of airport in North Dakota / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,986 1,520 Asphalt
6/24 2,950 899 Turf
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 4,120
Based aircraft 13

Gwinner–Roger Melroe Field (ICAO: KGWRFAA 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.[1] It is owned by the Gwinner Airport Authority.[1] It is also referred to as Gwinner Municipal Airfield.[2]

The field is named for Roger Melroe of the Melroe Company in Gwinner, the company that developed the "Bobcat" brand skid-steer loader.


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.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GWR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Topographic map of Gwinner Municipal Airfield from USGS The National Map
  3. ^ Corwin Waswick. "History of the Gwinner Airport". Gwinner Roger Melroe Field website. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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