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Always aiming to make your visit to Bowman Field truly memorable, we are continually striving to make improvements.
More than $31 million in Capital and Major Maintenance projects are programmed at Bowman Field for FY 2019 through FY 2023. (The Authority’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.) Some of the major improvement projects include updating airfield lighting equipment, replacing airfield signage and renovations to the Administration Building.
Roof repairs to the Authority’s Maintenance Facility and Hangar 5 were completed in CY 2017 as well as replacement of approximately 2,400 linear feet of fence along Taylorsville Road. Painting of the Curtiss Hangar was also completed in CY 2017.
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.
Mrs. Melissa (Jenkins) Vasher, P.E.
2700 Moran Ave., Suite B
Louisville, KY 40205
August 4, 2014 – Brochure for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program
Click here for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program Environmental Assessment and FONSI/ROD
Program Update – December 2016
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority received a copy of the below letter from the FAA Office of Airport Planning and Programming sent to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). This is the FAA’s follow-up response to the ACHP’s advisory opinion letter. The FAA asked the ACHP for review of the Section 106 undertaking for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program.
Click here to read the FAA letter to the ACHP.
Program Update – October 2016
The FAA Memphis Airports District Office has requested the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) review the Section 106 undertaking for the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program. The request was made under CFR § 800.5(c)(2)(i) due to objections on the FAA’s Determination of No Adverse Effect from consulting parties. It is anticipated the ACHP will review the undertaking and issue an opinion on the FAA’s finding in early November 2016.
Below is the documentation submitted to the ACHP from the FAA:
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.