Northwest Iowa Regional Airport

City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 580-7200

Fixed Base Operator Leading Edge Aviation
1957 330th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 262-1000

2021 Master Airport Plan

General Info and Stats

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 land.

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 Info
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 12.

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.

Ground Transportation
Rental cars by local car dealers, as well as taxis are available. Contact the FBO @ 712-262-1000 or view for more info.

Navigation Aids

  • VOR/DME 110.0
  • ILS
  • REIL
  • VASI
  • PAPI

12/30 Length:6,000 Width:100
18/36 Length:5,100 Width:75

Avionics Repair Facility
Spencer Avionics: (712) 262-2364

Turbine Engine Repair
CammAir: (712) 262-0070

Fuel Available: 100LL, Jet A (click for current fuel prices)
Hours: 0700-1900 (Monday – Friday), 0800-1700 (Saturday & Sunday)
Elevation: 1339
Latitude: 43-09-45
Longitude: 95-11-30
Uni-Com Frequency: 123.0
AWOS Frequency: 126.625 or Phone (712) 262-8885
Rental Cars
Courtesy Car for Pilots

Northwest Iowa Regional Airport runway map

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301