The Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program has been designed to comply with new, more stringent FAA safety standards that are now in effect at Bowman Field to protect aircraft and surrounding neighborhoods and to minimize, as much as possible, the new standard’s impact on our neighbors’ trees.
There are NO current or future plans to add a runway or extend the two existing runways at Bowman Field.
Complying with the FAA safety standards that are new to Bowman Field will NOT allow larger/heavier aircraft to use the airfield.
These safety standards will NOT change the altitude at which aircraft arrive or depart Bowman Field; the standards simply provide an extra cushion of airspace for safety.
The program is being managed by Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Mrs. Melissa (Jenkins) Vasher, P.E.
2700 Moran Ave., Suite B
Louisville, KY 40205
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority received a copy of the below letter from the FAA Office of Airport Planning and Programming sent to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). This is the FAA’s follow-up response to the ACHP’s advisory opinion letter. The FAA asked the ACHP for review of the Section 106 undertaking for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program.
The FAA Memphis Airports District Office has requested the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) review the Section 106 undertaking for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program. The request was made under CFR § 800.5(c)(2)(i) due to objections on the FAA’s Determination of No Adverse Effect from consulting parties. It is anticipated the ACHP will review the undertaking and issue an opinion on the FAA’s finding in early November 2016.
Below is the documentation submitted to the ACHP from the FAA:
August 27, 2013
Announcing FAA’s determination and work planned to restore nighttime approaches
May 15, 2013 Reporting comprehensive survey data submitted to FAA Click here to view a graphic depicting the general areas of impact for the departure surfaces in orange compared to the approach surfaces in blue.
2012 October 15, 2012
Listing aerial photography, imaging and ground survey work underway
June 20, 2012
Announcing the LRAA Board’s decision to award the contract for the management of the program to Hanson Professional Services, Inc. of Frankfort, KY.