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.
Visit this link for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program
Please note that despite rumors…
- 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
Update Letters to Neighbors
|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 FAAClick 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.|
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.