Driving on the Airport


Individuals seeking driving privileges on the non-movement area must print off and complete a non-movement area test prior to operating in this area. Applicants should bring a completed test when applying for a badge or requesting a renewal.    Movement Area Driving Test            Non-Movement Area Driving Test

Applicants are also required to read the FAA’s Driving on the AOA booklet, watch the Harrison Ford video, and read the Rapid City Regional Airport Vehicle Operations Manual.


Badging Information and Applications

NOTE:  Badge appointments may be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday;  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Please call 605-394-4195 x8 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your appointment.  Click here for directions to the Operations office.

SIDA training is scheduled every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Airport board room.

Please bring two TSA-Approved Forms of Identification when renewing your badge.

The SIDA/Sterile Area Only Badge Application is required for those who require access to the Secured/SIDA area of the airport. These include the airlines, TSA, Airhost, Westjet and City of Rapid City employees. 

The AOA Only Badge Application is required for General Aviation pilots who have a hangar on the airfield, or any other tenant who has a hangar, or business, on the Air Operations Area. 

A Badge Renewal Form is required to be filled out and presented upon requesting a renewal of one’s airport ID. This form is required for all renewals (SIDA/Sterile, AOA Only, and Public Area Only). 

Click here to email the Airport Operations.


Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan 


Pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, this plan describes Rapid City Regional Airport’s Emergency Contingency Plan for excessive tarmac delays.