The Northwest Iowa Regional Airport is
owned by the City of Spencer. The Public
Works Department has the primary maintenance
responsibility at the Airport. Leading
Edge Aviation is contracted as the Airport
Manager and oversee the operations of
the airport on a daily basis, including
rental of hangar space, fueling, charter
flights, and general aviation services.
The Northwest Iowa Regional Airport opened
in 1942. The facility was operated by
the Hunter Flying Club to train glider
pilots. The orange hangar and beacon are
from that time. The original site was
200 acres. Today 886 acres. 38.5 acres
of this are paved. Buildings make up 2
acres. The remaining 560 acres is farm
The airport is located atop a northwest-southeast
ridge 3.5 miles NW of Spencer, IA located
in located in scenic Northwest Iowa. Okoboji
and the Iowa Great Lakes are a short 15
miles and only a 90 mile trip to Sioux
Falls. Avoid ATC delays at Sioux Falls
by stopping in at NW IA Regional Airport.
Runway 12-30 is 100' x 6000'. Runway 18-36
is 75' x 5100'. Both runways are concrete
grooved and are lit by remote 3 intensity
lighting system. Private aircraft from
ultralights to high performance jets use
the airport. There is an ILS on Runway
Our lobby is comfortable and the coffee
is always on. You will find computerized
weather information systems, phones and
plenty of space for your flight planning.
Books, charts, and other items are available
for your convenience.
Rental cars by Enterprise and local car
dealers, as well as taxis are available.
Contact the FBO at (712) 262-1000 for