The Bowman Regional Airport (BWW) recently hosted a Fly-In and Poker Run, which included supper and bombing competition on June 26, 2021. Thirteen airports across North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana were involved. New Town Airport and Bison Airport hosted breakfasts, and Bowman Regional Airport hosted supper. Cash prizes were awarded to five-card and seven-card poker run winners, as well as bomb competition winners. Door prizes and kid prizes were also awarded. A basic medical/ FAA Physicals presentation was given by a Bismarck doctor.
Despite rain showers in the areas, some 38 aircraft landed at BWW. Another highlight was the arrival of a United States Air Force Huey helicopter, coming from Colorado Springs and heading to Minot Air Force Base. Everyone enjoyed the crew tours, night goggles, equipment, and interior. Due to weather, the crew spent the night and headed out the next morning.
The BWW Airport Manager, Brent Kline, commented that “After the lockdowns of 2020, aviators were eager to hit the airways again. We look forward to the 2022 Fly-In and Poker Run!”