Rapid City Regional Airport



Patrick Dame

Main Office:

4550 Terminal Road, Suite 102 
Rapid City, SD 57703-8706

Phone: 605-394-4195
Fax: 605-394-6190

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Office Hours:

Administrative Office Hours: 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm M-F

Terminal Hours:
Open 24 hours a day

Important Phone Numbers:

Airport Information Line: 

Social Links:

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Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Rapid City Regional Airport Board to provide safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive, and economically self-sustaining air transportation facilities responsive to the community needs.

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  • Finance and Administration
  • Operations and Security
  • Facilities and Maintenance
  • Airport Rescue Fire Fighting
Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):



$5,000,000 Operations & Maintenance (estimated)
$7,795,056 Capital Improvements (estimated)

Funding Sources:
  • General Fund: 0%
  • Enterprise Funds: 63%
  • Federal Grants: 35%
  • State Grants: 2%
What We Do:

Airport Finance and Administration

  • Ensures financial integrity of the airport
  • Administers all federal, state, and local grant programs
  • Interacts with multiple local and civic organizations promoting air service development and marketing initiatives

Airport Maintenance and Facilities

  • Maintains first-class aviation facilities that are safe, clean and efficient for passengers and tenants
  • Trains, equips and fields well qualified maintenance technicians who are professional, friendly, and highly motivated
  • Manages vehicle, equipment and supply inventories; acquires equipment, fixtures, furniture and related supplies as needed

Airport Operations and Security

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, laws and ordinances
  • Manages all airport safety, security, environmental compliance, wildlife hazard mitigation programs and conducts all related training
  • Responds to emergency situations and implements contingency plans

Airport Rescue Fire Fighting

  • Maintains constant aircraft rescue and firefighting readiness
  • Responds to all airport emergencies, accidents and incidents
  • Conducts airfield safety, and security inspections

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