Bowman Field Airport (LOU) in Louisville, Kentucky
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Historical Itinerant Operations - Bowman Field Airport

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Bowman Field Airport (LOU)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 04/01/1940, Runways: 2, Land Area Covered By Airport: 426 acres, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 07244.*A, Location ID: LOU, Region: Southern, District Office: MEM, Unicom Frequency: 122.950 MHz, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 119.500 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: St Louis, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: LOU, Tie-In FSS Name: Louisville, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 546 ft, Elevation determination method: Surveyed, Elevation Source: NGS (1999-12-1), Air traffic control tower: Yes, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCI, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZID, Boundary ARTCC Name: Indianapolis, Airspace Determination: Not Analyzed, Federal Agreements: NGPY3, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: LOU, Last Inspection Date: 09/26/2007, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Kentucky, County: Jefferson, City: Louisville, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 40.800'', Lng: -85° 39' 49.400'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.228000, Lng: -85.663722, GPS determination method: Estimated, Position Source: NGS (1999-12-1), Distance from central business district: 5 mi (SE) Find on map
  • Owner
  • Reg Apt Auth Lou & Jeff Co, P O Box 9129, Louisville, Ky 40209-0129, 502-368-6524
  • Manager
  • Tim Bradshaw, 2815 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky 40205-3166, 502-314-3196
  • Operations
  • Period: 06/30/2006 - 06/30/2007, Air Taxi Operations: 2,179, Itinerant Operations: 45,721, Local Operations: 50,568, Military Operations: 254
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 178, Multi Engine Aircraft: 42, Helicopters: 1
  • Additional
  • Fuel Types: 100LLA, Magnetic Variation: 1W (Year 1980), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Bottled Oxygen Type: High/Low pressure, Bulk Oxygen Type: High/Low pressure, Lighting Schedule: Dusk-Dawn, Airframe repair service availability/type: Major, Power Plant repair service availability/type: Major, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: Yes, Military/civil joint use agreement: No, Military Landing Rights: Yes, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Transient storage: HGR,TIE, Wind direction indicator: Y-L, Segmented circle airport marker system: No, Other services: CHTR, INSTR, RNTL, SALES
  • Remarks
  • Airspace Determination: EXISTED PRIOR TO 1959.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: '06, True Alignment: 60, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 31.667'', Lng: -85° 40' 09.706'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.225463, Lng: -85.669363, Physical Elevation: 542 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 48.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.04 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 35.736'', Lng: -85° 40' 00.922'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.226593, Lng: -85.666923, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 545 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 813 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 546.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P2L, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 0, Object Height: 53 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 269.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 70L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.4, Take-Off Run Available: 4,047 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 4,357 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 4,316 ft, Landing Distance Available: 3,469 ft, Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: '24, True Alignment: 240, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 53.321'', Lng: -85° 39' 22.955'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.231478, Lng: -85.656377, Physical Elevation: 528 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 42.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.04 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 51.780'', Lng: -85° 39' 26.270'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.231050, Lng: -85.657297, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 531 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 307 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 546.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P2L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 7, Object Height: 27 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 410.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.4, Take-Off Run Available: 3,509 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 4,357 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 4,165 ft, Landing Distance Available: 3,856 ft, Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999)

Runway 2

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: '15, True Alignment: 143, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 52.924'', Lng: -85° 40' 06.495'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.231368, Lng: -85.668471, Physical Elevation: 538 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 31.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 51.286'', Lng: -85° 40' 04.964'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.230913, Lng: -85.668046, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 538 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 206 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 545.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: V4L, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 0, Object Height: 18 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 210.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 200L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.7, Take-Off Run Available: 3,238 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 3,579 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 3,579 ft, Landing Distance Available: 3,373 ft, Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: '33, True Alignment: 323, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 24.448'', Lng: -85° 39' 39.874'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.223458, Lng: -85.661076, Physical Elevation: 518 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 42.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 38° 13' 27.163'', Lng: -85° 39' 42.411'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 38.224212, Lng: -85.661781, Elevation At Displaced Threshold: 527 ft, Length At Displaced Threshold: 341 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 545.0 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: V4L, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 8, Object Height: 75 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 825.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 200L ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.7, Take-Off Run Available: 3,373 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 3,579 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 3,466 ft, Landing Distance Available: 3,125 ft, Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Position Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Displaced Threshold Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: NGS (12/10/1999)

Near Midair Collisions Incidents

09-MAR-2001 10:5
Event ID: 1070503932, Report Number: NSOFLOU01002, Incident Evaluation: NO HAZARD, Diagonal Separation: 1011 ft
Reporing aircraft: BEECH BE-200, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N94KC, Altitude: 1500 ft, Sight Separation: 15 sec, Flight Plan Filled: Instrument Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Landing
Other aircraft: CESSNA CE-152 (CE-152-C), Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N48799, Flight Plan Filed: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Takeoff
03-MAR-2001 11:10
Event ID: 1070503929, Report Number: NSOFLOU01001, Incident Evaluation: POTENTIAL
Reporing aircraft: PIPER PA-11, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N9788D, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Approach
Other aircraft: Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Flight Plan Filed: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Takeoff
09-DEC-1996 93:0
Event ID: 1070500349, Report Number: NSOFLOU96001, Incident Evaluation: POTENTIAL, Diagonal Separation: 4500 ft
Reporing aircraft: BEECH BE-200, Operation: GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91), Registration Nr: N35GR, Altitude: 750 ft, Sight Separation: 4 sec, Flight Plan Filled: Visual Flight Rules, Flight Phase: Landing
Other aircraft: PIPER PA-30, Registration Nr: N206RG, Altitude: 850 ft, Flight Phase: Landing

National Wildlife Strike Incidents

2009-10-14
Time: Day (10:23), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Business, Aircraft: CITATIONJET (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N196HA, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6/24, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: MOURNING DOVE, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck nose, Struck Fuselage, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: xxxx-xx-xx-xxxxxx OPERATOR / OWNER = MICHAEL WILSON / PAPERCONE AVIATION LLC
Remarks: NO DMG TO A/C.
2008-09-30
Time: Dawn, Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Fog, Operator: Business, Aircraft: BE-300 KING (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Registration: N588PW, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 24, Speed: 100 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck windshield, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = LA AVIATION LLC
Remarks: NO DMG.
2008-09-03
Time: Day, Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-414 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Registration: N810PC, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Speed: 90 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: EUROPEAN STARLING, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = TOP xxx LEASING LCC
Remarks: SPEED IS ESTIMATED.
2008-09-03
Time: Day, Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: BE-90 KING (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Registration: N814CP, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Speed: 50 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Struck: 1, Species: EUROPEAN STARLING, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = L & J AIRWAYS
Remarks: NO DMG. SPEED WAS AN ESTIMATE.
2007-12-10
Time: Day, Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: PA-46 MALIBU (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N921GG, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Above Ground: 10 ft, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - MEDIUM, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = DENNIS W CRUM
Remarks: SML TO MED BIRDS.
2007-09-08
Time: Day, Sky: Overcast, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-310 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N63EL, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 24, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: MOURNING DOVE, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = WINDHOUSE AVIATION (JIM OATS)
Remarks: BIRD REPTD AS DOVE, ASSUME MOURNING DOVE FROM LOCATION.
2007-08-30
Time: Day, Sky: Some Cloud, Operator: Business, Aircraft: BE-58 BARON (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N8050U, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 24, Speed: 10 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - MEDIUM, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = ANTONELLI AIR LLC
Remarks: BEGINNING OF T/O ROLL. HIT SEVERAL BIRDS WITH RT PROP. NO DMG REPTD.
2007-08-27
Time: Dawn, Sky: No Cloud, Operator: Business, Aircraft: CIRRUS SR 20/22 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N102CJ, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 1, Species: HAWKS, Size: Large, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Engine 1, Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = JORDAN RIVER AVIATION (MICHAEL JONES)
2007-08-23
Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Aircraft: BE-300 KING (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 6/24, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Struck: 11-100, Species: MOURNING DOVE, Size: Small, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: 20 CARCASSES FOUND AFTER NOTIFICATION FROM CONTROL TWR. TIME ABOUT 6AM. DAWN
2007-08-22
Time: Day, Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-550 (Airplane), Mass: 5,701 - 27,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N550WL, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Speed: 80 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 1, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Landing Gear, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = CENTRAL AMERICAN AIRWAYS
Remarks: PILOT REPTD BIRDSTRIKE ON LDG GEAR SHORTLY AFTER DEPTR.
2007-08-21
Time: Day, Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Business, Aircraft: CITATIONJET (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N196HA, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 24, Speed: 80 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - MEDIUM, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = PAPERCONE AVIATION LLC
Remarks: NO REPTD DMG.
2007-08-20
Time: Dawn (08:00), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-550 (Airplane), Mass: 5,701 - 27,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N551WL, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Above Ground: 5 ft, Speed: 110 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Substantial, Strikes/Damages: Struck windshield, Struck & Damaged Engine 1, Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 50000 h, Other Costs: $53024, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = CENTRAL AMERICAN AIRWAYS (WL PARIS ENTERPRISES) xxxx-x-xx-xxxxxx
Remarks: WS BIOL SAID BIRDS WERE PROBABLY MOURNING DOVES. POST FLT FOUND ONE FAN BLADE BENT. REPLACED.
2007-07-11
Time: Day, Sky: Overcast, Operator: Business, Aircraft: BE-200 KING (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turboprop, Registration: N700Z, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 6, Speed: 100 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 2-10, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck windshield, Effect On Flight: Aborted Take-off, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = BRAMCO INC
Remarks: PILOT ABORTED INITIAL T/O AT HIGH RATE OF SPEED. TAXIED TO RAMP, INSPECTED A/C THEN DEPARATED.
2007-07-07
Time: Day, Sky: Some Cloud, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N61876, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 24, Speed: 65 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = LOUISVILLE AVIATION (F HUGHES)
2006-11-07
Time: Dawn, Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-421 (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N601PB, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 14, Above Ground: 50 ft, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Struck: 1, Species: BIRD - SMALL, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Wing or Rotor, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = EQUINE SERVICES PSC
Remarks: SWALLOW? SML BIRD.
2009 Incidents: 1, 2008 Incidents: 3, 2007 Incidents: 10, 2006 Incidents: 4, 2005 Incidents: 7, 2004 Incidents: 4, 2003 Incidents: 3, 2002 Incidents: 4, 2001 Incidents: 5, 2000 Incidents: 3, 1999 Incidents: 5, 1998 Incidents: 2, 1997 Incidents: 2, 1996 Incidents: 4, 1995 Incidents: 2, 1994 Incidents: 1, 1993 Incidents: 5, 1992 Incidents: 4, 1991 Incidents: 2, 1990 Incidents: 3
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Louisville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 649 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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May 16, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Is there a walking path all the way around Bowman Field? and do you know how many miles around?

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