Rapid City Regional Airport



Patrick Dame

Main Office:

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

Phone: 605-394-4195

Important Phone Numbers:

Fax: 605-394-6190

Mission Statement:

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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.


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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