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.
At the LRAA Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on May 15, 2013, Mr. Kelly Rubino, P.E., with Hanson (the firm managing the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program), reported on the status of the program.
Click here to read Hanson’s program update letter, mailed to our Bowman Field neighbors on 5/15/13.
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.
At its June 2012 meeting, the LRAA Board concurred with the consultant selection working group’s recommendation to award the contract for the management of the program to Hanson Professional Services, Inc. of Frankfort, KY. The Board also authorized LRAA staff to negotiate a contract with the firm. The first year’s scope of work (including timeframe) will be presented to the Board for approval at the Board’s Thursday, July 19, 2012 meeting.
On July 19, 2012, the LRAA Board approved Task Order No. 1 (scope of work) under the Authority’s contract with Hanson Professional Services to manage the first year of the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program.
This October 15, 2012, letter was mailed to our neighbors around Bowman Field to update them on the status of the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program.
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.
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. (updated on 1/18/12)
Visit this link to the FAA site (beginning on page 100) for more information about departure surfaces.