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
SUW is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
14/32 4,001 1,220 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2016) 19,250
Based aircraft (2017) 64

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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local 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 (206 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 is 5,100 by 75 feet (1,554 x 23 m) and 14/32 is 4,001 by 75 feet (1,220 x 23 m), all with approved GPS approaches.[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 29, 2016, the airport had 19,250 aircraft operations, an average of 53 per day: 96% general aviation, 4% air taxi and less than 1% military. In December 2017, there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 54 single-engine, 6 multi-engine, 1 glider and 3 ultralights.[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 December 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport". City of Superior. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 

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