Bowman Field


Bowman Field, established in 1919, is the oldest continuously operating, general aviation airports in North America. It is conveniently located approximately five miles from downtown Louisville, KY. Bowman Field is situated on 426 acres. There are 17 buildings, including the historic art deco Administration Building that was built in 1929.

Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis at the airport in 1927. During the 1920s and 1930s, Eastern Air Lines, Trans World Airlines and Continental Airlines were among the commercial airlines that served there until 1947 when Standiford Field opened. During World War II, Bowman Field was the nation’s busiest airport. The oldest continually operating commercial airfield in North America.

WCSM clubwomen and guests visited historic Bowman Field. Kentucky’s first commercial airport and is the oldest continually operating commercial airfield in North America. 
The group were greeted by Mr. Rick Tabb , a local book author, who spoke about the great history of Bowman Field and how it has played an interesting part in our community and in the world.  
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To Learn more about Bowman Field visit
one of many websites with fun facts about the site. 
To read more about Bowman Field, we suggest “Images of Aviation – Bowman Field” by author Charles W. Arrington.  
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