Aviation Services

From spreading some love on a banner high above the city or learning how to fly for fun, Bowman field offers a wide range of aviation services guaranteed to make your heart soar.

FBOs and Services

Central American Airways


Central American Airways


Central American Airways occupies the oldest remaining hangar at Bowman Field. Central American started business at LOU in 1946 in the old terminal building. The hangar dates to 1928 when Curtiss Flying Service initiated operations.

In 1950, Central American leased the facility, and has been operating from it ever since. Central American renovated its 20-year-old structure in 2005 – updating restrooms and the pilots’ and VIP lounges.

Central American services include charters, jet fuel, aviation gas and aircraft maintenance. Thrifty Car Rental is located in the lobby of Central American and provides a convenient location for travelers and area residents to make car rental arrangements.

In addition, Central American has a pilot lounge, flight planning room, Wi-Fi and concierge services.

For more information about Central American Airways, visit centralamericanairways.com or call 502-458-3211.

Louisville Executive Aviation


Louisville Executive Aviation


In 2004, Louisville Executive Aviation (LEA) opened its doors at Bowman Field. The hangar, offices and restrooms were renovated with new flooring installed throughout the lobby area. The pilots’ lounge and flight planning room offer WSI weather services in a comfortable atmosphere. In addition to aircraft fueling, cleaning and storage services, LEA offers wireless Internet access and concierge services.

LEA provides aircraft maintenance through its partner, Aviation Technology, Inc.

For more information about Louisville Executive Aviation, visit louisvilleexecutive.com or call Mark Geary at 502-292-4800. For Aviation Technology, Inc., call or visit aviationtec.com or 502-361-7130.

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General Services

Classic Biplane Tours, LLC


Classic Biplane Tours offers scenic tours of Louisville in a replica of a classic open-cockpit biplane.

For more information contact, Steve Koch at 502-836-5252 or visit classicbiplanetours.com.

Global Air


Globalair.com is your aviation resource where you can list an aircraft for sale, find an airplane for sale and located FBO information and fuel prices.

For more information call 502-456-3934.

Rush and Company Aerial Advertising


Banner-towing airplane. For more information contact, Penny Rush at 502-425-2500.

Flying Clubs

The Aero Club


The Aero Club of Louisville, Inc., a non-profit club established to promote general aviation, was founded at Bowman Field in 1922. The club is an integral part of the history of Bowman Field. For more information on the Aero Club, please visit aeroclub1.com or call 502-456-9707.

Bowman Eagles


Bowman Eagles’, a “taildraggers club,” was established in January 2003 as a non-profit corporation to further the advancement of aviation and aeronautical skills of its members. In addition to providing its members with tailwheel aircraft for their personal transportation and recreation, Bowman Eagles promotes aviation with young people, primarily through the EAA Young Eagles program.

For more information, visit bowmaneagles.com.

Louisville Pilot’s Club


The Louisville Pilots’ Club was established in 1967 and is currently accepting applications for new members. The club has two well-maintained, hangered aircraft; a 1980 Cessna Skylane 182Q and 1979 Piper Cherokee PA28-181. Both are IFR rated and primary nav/com is Garmin 430W, Schedule Master.

For more information about the aircraft or to become a member, please contact Gary Thomas at 502-498-9922.

Wings Flying Club


The Wings Flying Club is a non-profit organization established over 30+ years ago to promote general aviation and the enjoyment of low wing aircraft.

The purpose of the club is to provide safe and reliable aircraft, at economical rates, so members can hone their piloting skills, work on advanced ratings, or just enjoy flying.

For more information, visit wingsflying.org.

Instruction

Cardinal Wings Aviation, LLC


Brian Carnes
502-292-4820
cardinalwingsaviation.com

Louisville Aviation, LLC


Mike Pratt
502-905-8747
louisvilleaviation.com

PCM Associates


Perry C. McCollom
502-551-4804
Aerospace Education

Business Partner Services


Business Partner Services


Bowman Business Center

The Automated Flight Service Station facility was constructed in 1975 to become the Federal Aviation Administration’s Louisville Flight Service Station and General Aviation District Office (AFSS/GADO). In 2008, the FAA no longer required use of the facility. The facility, owned and maintained by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, would become known as the Bowman Business Center. The Bowman Business Center features nearly 10,000 square feet of rental space for aviation industry and non-aviation industry tenants.

Current tenants
Suite A (1,890 sq. ft) – Transportation Security Administration
Suite B (1,645 sq. ft) – Hanson Professional Services, Inc
Suite C (2,274 sq. ft) – Globalair.com, an aviation services web-based company
Suite D (1,536 sq. ft) and Suite E (2,544 sq. ft) are available for lease.

If you would like to lease space in the Bowman Business Center, or have questions about the business center and leasing options, please contact Adam Thomas (LRAA Properties Department) at 502-363-8508.