Airports in North Dakota
Windsock Grant Program
The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has elected to provide a program to allow each public use airport in the state to be provided with one free windsock each fiscal year. The windsock will be provided at the request of the manager or airport authority member of a ND public airport using the windsock request form.
We hope that this program is just one other way that the Aeronautics Commission can contribute to aviation in North Dakota. A deteriorated (faded and torn) windsock can have multiple negative consequences. Besides pilots not being able to utilize it effectively, it also has a negative impact on the public perception at an airport as well. So if your airport needs a windsock – let us know and we'll send one your way!
Aviators know that wind direction and speed can vary over time and misinformation on those two basic factors can contribute to an accident. Not all airports have an automated weather observation system or an air traffic controller to report to pilots updated information on wind speed and direction. When a pilot is unable to rely on these sources of information at their landing destination; they must rely on the timeless windsock. Please make sure your windsock is serviceable.
Disclaimer: Please note that these files are presented for the purposes of flight planning only and may not be current.