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Moorhead Municipal Airport - Florence Klingensmith Field

The Moorhead Municipal Airport - Florence Klingensmith Field, is a general aviation airport located 3 miles southeast of Moorhead. Take Exit 6 off I-94 at Clay County 11 (3309 70th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56547). 

The airport is staffed by Moorhead Aviation Services, offering aircraft maintenance, fuel, and onsite management.    Public T-Hangars may be available; please contact Moorhead Aviation Services for rental/lease information. Moorhead Aviation Services can be contacted at 218.287.1400.

Airport Amenities

  • 4,300 foot asphalt runway, 75 feet wide
  • Full taxiway
  • 9 Private Hangars
  • 34 Public T-Hangars (managed by Moorhead Aviation, call 218.287.1400 for leasing information)
  • Arrival/Departure (A/D) Area with restrooms, phone service and vending machines
  • Courtesy vehicle for pilots
  • Self Service Fuel - Jet A and Avgas
  • Additional Information

Florence Klingensmith Field

In 2021, a request from a citizen was submitted to consider renaming Moorhead's airport to: Moorhead Municipal Airport - Florence Klingensmith Field.  Following a recommendation from the Airport Committee, the City Council approved the name change request March of 2022.  

Florence (Gunderson) Klingensmith was born in 1904 in Oakport Township and grew up in Moorhead, MN. She started her aviation career after watching Charles Lindbergh land at Hector Air Field in Fargo, ND in 1927. In 1928, she experienced her first skydive and by 1929 she became the first licensed female pilot in North Dakota. She was famous for her stunts and ambition in air races against men. She passed away flying when her aircraft malfunctioned at the age of 28. Her story is shared in New York Times best-seller, Fly Girls, by Keith O' Brian.

A mural of Florence is proudly on display in downtown Moorhead at Moorhead Ace Hardware - 20 6th St S. This mural was created by artist team Cory Gillerstein and Jared Froeber. 

A wall display is also hanging at the Moorhead Municipal Airport - Florence Klingensmith Field.  

Although her life was cut short too soon, Florence's dedication, tenacity and pursuit of her passion and dream of flying inspires us today. 

Airport Zoning

In order to restrict land uses, which may be hazardous to the operational safety of aircraft using the airport, and to protect the safety and property of people on the ground in the area near the airport, the Moorhead Municipal Airport – Florence Klingensmith Field Zoning Ordinance will be revised.  The current ordinance was approved in 1996.  The proposed new ordinance will incorporate possible future improvements as outlined on the Airport Layout Plan. 

Airport Zoning Maps (current and proposed)

Airport Zoning Board Meetings:

  • March 8, 2023 - 4:30PM - Hjemkomost Center Auditorium (202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN)
  • May 10, 2023 - 4:30PM - Hjemkomost Center Auditorium (202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN)

Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal

NOTICE FOR PUBLIC MEETING

CONSULTATION FOR DBE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES AT

MOORHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT – Florence Klingensmith Field 

The City of Moorhead/Moorhead Municipal Airport – Florence Klingensmith Field has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  The City anticipates it will receive Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the City has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

As per section Part 26.45 in establishing the upcoming DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2023/2024/2025, a public meeting will be held on February 22, 2023 at 4:00 PM at the Moorhead Hjemkomst Center Auditorium, 202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead, MN 56560 for the purpose of discussing potential opportunities for DBE participation in upcoming projects, gain input, and to answer questions.  All interested parties are invited to attend which may include (but not limited to) minority, women’s and general contractor groups, community organizations, and other officials or organizations who may have interest or information pertinent to the implementation of the Airport’s DBE Program. The meeting is not mandatory for DBE participation on projects at the Moorhead Municipal Airport Florence Klingensmith Field. A call-in line for meeting participation is available upon request (48 hours notice).

Questions regarding the meeting or requests for call line shall be directed to:

 Kristie Leshovsky – Community Development Director, DBE Liaison Officer

Moorhead Municipal Airport

500 Center Avenue

Moorhead, MN 56560

218.299.5332

Kristie.leshovsky@moorheadmn.gov

 

Airport Layout Plan

The Airport Layout Plan is the primary planning tool for the Airport and depicts current and proposed future development, including hangar and taxi areas.

Airport Committee

The Airport is overseen by the Airport Committee that reviews the operation, growth and promotion of the airport. 

Contact Us
For general information.

By Phone
218.299.5370

By Email

In Person
Moorhead City Hall, 4th Floor
500 Center Avenue

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm