Map & Directions

Boone Municipal Airport is located on the east edge of town, approximately 2 miles from downtown Boone, and one mile north of US Highway 30. Ames, home to Iowa State University, is 15 miles to the east, while Des Moines, Iowa's capital and largest city, is only 35 miles to the south. Ames and Des Moines are linked to Boone by four-lane highway.

Boone Municipal Airport (BNW) Data

Hare some of the specifications relating to Boone Municipal Airport. More information can be found at and the FAA's Airport/Facility Directory. Approximately 50 aircraft are based at this field.

Technical Specifications
Item Value
Name Boone Municipal Airport
FAA Identifier BNW
Latitude N 42° 02.974183′
Longitude W 93° 50.856000′
Elevation 1,160 ft. (353.6 m)
Runway 15/33
Dimensions 4,807 × 75 ft.
Surface Asphalt/Concrete
Traffic Pattern 15:Left / 33:Right
Runway Edge Lights MIRL
Runway End Identifier Lights? Yes
Visual Slope Indicator PAPI
Runway 02/20
Dimensions 3,298 × 145 ft.
Surface Turf
Traffic Pattern 02:Right / 20:Left
Airport Communications
CTAF/Unicom/Lighting 123.0
Des Moines App/Dep 123.9
Flight Service Station 1-800-WX-BRIEF
AWOS local weather conditions 120.925
AWOS (telephone) (515) 432-9042

Galen Wiley Field

Boone’s airfield is named in honor of native son Galen Wiley, who piloted 36 missions behind enemy lines during WW2 with the 305th Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force.

Boone Airport Diagram (2005)