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Passport Program

The North Dakota Airport Passport Program promotes safety and education by encouraging recreational flight to all of North Dakota’s public-use airports. It also supports general aviation airports, area businesses and tourism. It is a collaborative program of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.



How to participate

Request a physical book using the link below.  When you have obtained the proper number of check-ins at airports, aviation museums, and safety seminars, the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission will award your prizes at the Fly-ND conference or we can ship your prizes to you.

There is no deadline for completing the North Dakota Airport Passport Program as long as the program remains in operation. Awards and recognition will be given at the annual Fly-ND Conference (formerly known as UMAS).

 Each publicly-­owned airport in North Dakota, as well as both air museums, will have a stamp that pilots use to stamp the appropriate box inside their physical passport book. Once an award level is reached, the pilot can either mail, or present, their passport book to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission office in Bismarck, North Dakota. Awards and recognition will be given at the annual Fly-ND Conference (formerly known as UMAS).

For further information, view this document. 



 Begin your adventure today - Click Here to request your passport book.



1. Once I complete the Bronze level, can I continue using my same passport for the Silver or Gold levels?

Yes. Once a passport book has been submitted for review, it is returned to its owner and can be used to advance to the next level of the program.

2. Where at the airport do I find the stamp?

At most of North Dakota’s airports, the stamp can be found in the Arrival and Departure Building next to the visitors log. The could also be located in the “box on post” near the hangar or the spray office. 

3. I visited a North Dakota Airport and was not able to stamp my passport (no stamp, no passports). What do I do now?

If you are unable to get a stamp at a North Dakota airport, take a photo of your stop if you are able. Contact the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission at (701) 328-9650, email us at, or stop in. We will need a few details of your visit to the airport, such as time and date, and reason for no stamp and we can stamp it for you. Be sure to let our office know if there is an issue with being able to receive a stamp so that we can replace the stamp.

4. Who is eligible?

Any FAA licensed pilot, from any state, may participate. Pilots may earn three different levels of recognition by flying into airports, attending safety seminars and visiting North Dakota’s Aviation Museums.






Gold Level Recipients in attendance at the 2024 awards presentation 

Included in the attached photo: (Left to Right) Kyle Wanner – Director of the ND Aeronautics Commission,

Nathan Sayler, Jim O’ Day, Connie Hanson, Rodger Haugen


Gold Level Recipients


Year Name City
2024 Jim O' Day Fargo, ND
2024 Nathan Sayler Valley City, ND
2024 Rodger Haugen Devils Lake, ND
2024 Connie Hanson Devils Lake, ND
2024 Ray Brooks Bismarck, ND
2023 Kai Engstroem Bismarck, ND
2023 Steve Larson Burlington, ND
2023 Dan O’day Moorhead, MN
2023 Preston Page Bismarck, ND
2023 Monica Puetz Wyndmere, ND
2023 Jon Solberg Bismarck, ND
2022 Greg Clabots Green Bay, WI
2022 Maria Cole Ellsworth, WI
2022 Kevin Deutscher Tempe, AZ
2022 Taylor Exizidis-Meier Fargo, ND
2022 Patrick Haye Minot, ND
2022 Steven Jensen Tioga, ND
2022 Ari Johnson Watford City, ND
2022 Russell Kinneberg Plymouth, MN
2022 Greg Malkowsky OshKosh, WI
2022 Steve Martens Stanley, ND
2022 Bob Simmers Bismarck, ND
2022 Robert Sprague Courtnay, ND
2022 Ethan Sprague Courtnay, ND
2021 Deen Brecht Golden Valley, ND
2021 Pat Fagan Paulden, AZ
2021 Jean Moe Detroit Lakes, MN
2021 Michael Moe Detroit Lakes, MN
2021 David Operchal Minot, ND
2021 Jayme Opp West Fargo, ND
2021 Dale Ripplinger Cathay, ND
2021 Scott Williamson Phoenix, AZ
2020 Matthew Brugger Jamestown, ND
2020 Walter Coombe Bismarck, ND
2020 Michael Haubrich Racine, WI
2020 Patrick Haye Minot, ND
2020 Naomi Haye Minot, ND
2020 David Hochalter Valley City, ND
2020 Keith Hugo Grand Forks, ND
2020 Jon Owen Luverne, ND
2020 Chuck Refling Bottineau, ND
2020 Kyle Schmaltz Minot, ND
2020 Joshua Simmers Carson, ND
2020 John Vold Fargo, ND
2020 Tami Witt Racine, WI
2019 James Busch Chicago, IL
2019 Terry Bryn Dazey, ND
2019 Kelly Braun Dickinson, ND
2019 Gale Hansen Valley City, ND
2019 Keney Krein Ellendale, ND
2018 Hank Bodmer Kenmare, ND
2018 Reid Gagner Fargo, ND
2018 Mark Gainor Milnor, ND
2018 Mitch Gwidt Green Bay, WI
2018 Lawrence Hubbard Wilton, ND
2018 Ben James Norcross, GA
2018 Flint Kasowski Buffalo, ND
2018 Ron Lundquist Kindred, ND
2018 Kevin Pfeifer Buffalo, ND
2018 Kevin Vossler Bismarck, ND
2017 Doug Anderson Berthold
2017 Carol-Beth Beaird Aledo, TX
2017 Arvid Boe Langdon
2017 Francis Butler Fargo
2017 Devin Cole Minot
2017 Brad Cruff Wahpeton
2017 Todd Ellig Horace
2017 Wendy Lessig Tooele, UT
2017 NIck Meyer Burbank, CA
2017 John Morgan Mandan
2017 Jay Pratt Ft. Worth TX
2017 Roy Seckerson Jamestown
2017 John Solberg Bismarck
2017 Yvette Tracy Elyria, OH
2017 Bill Tracy Elyria, OH
2017 Pete Weisbeck Bismarck
2017 Jake Werner Fargo
2017 Roy Wiege Bismarck
2016 Keith Landeis Mandan
2016 John Ronsberg Bismarck
2016 Shawn Anderson Rogers
2016 Jerry Miller Garrison
2016 Hubert Bleese Enderlin
2016 Larry Loose Jamestown
2016 Bob Roswick Bismarck
2016 Harold McConnell Cavalier
2016 Jamie Bryn Dazey
2016 Francis Cox Duvall, WA
2016 Terry Schaff Bowman
2015 John Goerger Barney
2015 Allan Goerger Barney
2015 Thomas Benson Lakota
2015 Michael Paulson Fargo
2014 William Ueckert Bismarck
2014 Keith Veil Jamestown
2014 Dale Seckerson Jamestown
2014 Jay Dugan Jamestown
2014 Jon Kreilkamp Valley City
2014 Richard Cavett Enderlin
2013 Rodney Schaaf Bowman
2013 Larry Gebhardt Grand Forks
2013 Jeff Faught Bismarck
2012 Deon Villhauer Bismarck