Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program

Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program

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.

Please note:

  • 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.

Ms. Melissa Jenkins, P.E.
2700 Moran Ave., Suite B
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 451-0772

August 4, 2014 – Brochure for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program

Update Letters to Neighbors


October 21, 2015

Tree-trimming and/or removal for approaches to Bowman Field on properties with existing avigation easements…

January 20, 2015

Updating the status of the Airport Area Safety Program


August 4, 2014 Announcing the start of FAA’s Environmental Assessment
February 19, 2014 Regarding FAA’s Environmental Assessment


October 18, 2013 Outlining work scheduled to restore nighttime approaches
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.


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.

Other Information

November 30, 2011 – Visit this link for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program

Airport Layout Plan – Sheet 2

Visit this link to the FAA site (beginning on page 100) for more information about approach and departure surfaces.



Draft Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program presented at Public Workshop (1 of 2) on January 4, 2012.

Last updated on January 18, 2012: Visit this link for a document that includes a map of the areas where trees might be impacted by the new safety standards. The document also includes frequently asked questions and answers about the proposed program—including those from our neighbors.