Central American Airways
Central American Airways occupies the oldest remaining hangar at Bowman Field. Central American started business at Bowman Field in 1946 in the old terminal building. The hangar dates to 1928 when Curtiss Flying Service initiated operations.
In 1950, Central American leased the facility, and has been operating from it ever since. Central American renovated its 20-year-old structure in 2005-updating restrooms and the pilots’ and VIP lounges.
Central American services include charters, jet fuel, aviation gas and aircraft maintenance. Thrifty Car Rental is located in the lobby of Central American and provides a convenient location for travelers and area residents to make car rental arrangements.
In addition, Central American has a pilot lounge, flight planning room, WiFi and concierge services.
For more information about Central American Airways, visit www.centralamericanairways.com or call (502) 458-3211.
Louisville Executive Aviation
In 2004, Louisville Executive Aviation (LEA) opened its doors at Bowman Field. The hangar, offices and restrooms were renovated with new flooring installed throughout the lobby area. The pilots’ lounge and flight planning room offer WSI weather services in a comfortable atmosphere. In addition to aircraft fueling, cleaning and storage services, LEA offers wireless Internet access and concierge services.
LEA provides aircraft maintenance through its partner, Aviation Technology, Inc.
For more information about Louisville Executive Aviation, visit www.louisvilleexecutive.com or call Mark Geary at (502) 292-4800. For Aviation Technology, Inc., call or visit www.aviationtec.com or (502) 361-7130.
Classic Biplane Tours, LLC
Classic Biplane Tours offers scenic tours of Louisville in a replica of a classic open-cockpit biplane. For more information contact, Steve Koch at (502) 836-5252 or visit www.classicbiplanetours.com.
Globalair.com is your aviation resource where you can list an aircraft for sale, find an airplane for sale and located FBO information and fuel prices. For more information call (502) 456-3934.
Rush & Company Aerial Advertising
Banner-towing airplane. For more information contact, Penny Rush at (502) 425-2500.
Bowman Business Center
The Automated Flight Service Station facility was constructed in 1975 to become the Federal Aviation Administration’s Louisville Flight Service Station and General Aviation District Office (AFSS/GADO). In 2008, the FAA no longer required use of the facility. The facility, owned and maintained by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, would become known as the Bowman Business Center.
The Bowman Business Center features nearly 10,000 square feet of rental space for aviation industry and non-aviation industry tenants.
Suite A (1,890 sq ft) – Transportation Security Administration
Suite B (1,645 sq ft) – Hanson Professional Services, Inc
Suite C (2,274 sq ft) – Globalair.com, an aviation services web-based company
Suite D (1,536 sq ft) and Suite E (2,544 sq ft) are available for lease.
If you would like to lease space in the Bowman Business Center, or have questions about the business center and leasing options, please contact Adam Thomas (LRAA Properties Department) at (502) 363-8508.
Bowman Business Partner Information
Minimum Standards for Commercial Operations
Effective July 1, 2007, the LRAA Board adopted minimum standards for commercial operators at Bowman Field.
LRAA – Bowman Field Minimum Standards
Applications for Independent and other Commercial Operators
Below are applications for Independent Operators and other Commercial Operators.
Commercial Aeronautical Activity Application – Commercial Operators Excluding Independents
Commercial Aeronautical Activity Application – Independent Operators Only
The Aero Club of Louisville, Inc., a non-profit club established to promote general aviation, was founded at Bowman Field in 1922. The club is an integral part of the history of Bowman Field. For more information on the Aero Club, please visit www.aeroclub1.com or call (502) 456-9707.
Bowman Eagles’, a “taildraggers club,” was established in January 2003 as a non-profit corporation to further the advancement of aviation and aeronautical skills of its members. In addition to providing its members with tailwheel aircraft for their personal transportation and recreation, Bowman Eagles promotes aviation with young people, primarily through the EAA Young Eagles program. For more information, visit www.bowmaneagles.com.
The Louisville Pilots’ Club was established in 1967 and is currently accepting applications for new members. The club has two well-maintained, hangared aircraft; a 1980 Cessna Skylane 182Q and 1979 Piper Cherokee PA28-181. Both are IFR rated and primary nav/com is Garmin 430W, Schedule Master. For more information about the aircraft or to become a member, please contact Gary Thomas at (502) 498-9922.
The Wings Flying Club is a non-profit organization established over 30+ years ago to promote general aviation and the enjoyment of low wing aircraft. The purpose of the club is to provide safe and reliable aircraft, at economical rates, so members can hone their piloting skills, work on advanced ratings, or just enjoy flying. For more information, visit www.wingsflying.org.
Cardinal Wings Aviation, LLC
Louisville Aviation, LLC
Perry C. McCollom