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.
Ms. Melissa Jenkins, P.E.
2700 Moran Ave., Suite B
Louisville, KY 40205
Click here for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program Draft Environmental Assessment (May 2016).
Comments regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Comments may be mailed to:
Aaron Braswell, Environmental Protection Specialist,
2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite 2250,
Memphis, TN 38118.
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.
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.