The 2014 Bowman Field Aviation Camp, sponsored by The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in conjunction with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, offered 35 students classes about aviation history, navigation, computer-flight simulation and aeronautics. Students enjoyed a visit to the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower at Bowman Field and thanks to a partnership with Louisville Aviation, they had the opportunity to co-pilot a Cessna 172.
This year, campers were treated to presentations from John Gordon, the meteorologist-in-charge of Louisville’s National Oceanic and Atomspheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service Forecast Office and Jason Boyer, a K-9 Officer for the Louisville International Airport’s Department of Public Safety with his partner, Quinn. Also, Vickie Croston, daughter of Rose Will Monroe (a.k.a. Rosie the Riveter) spoke and shared stories about her mother’s passion for flying, which she learned at Bowman Field’s Kentucky Flying Service.