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KLOU Bowman Field Airport
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 29 MARCH 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: LOU
Lat/Long: 38-13-40.7425N / 085-39-49.4966W
38-13.679042N / 085-39.824943W
38.2279840 / -85.6637491
(estimated)
Elevation: 545.6 ft. / 166.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2010)
From city: 5 miles SE of LOUISVILLE, KY
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 40207

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: INDIANAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: LOUISVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LOU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2200
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RYS 06/24 & 15/33 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.5
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 118.275
WX ASOS: 118.275 (502-473-0693)
BOWMAN GROUND: 121.8 [0700-2200]
BOWMAN TOWER: 119.5 257.625 [0700-2200]
LOUISVILLE APPROACH: 132.075
LOUISVILLE DEPARTURE: 132.075
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 118.9
VFR-ADV: 119.5
WX ASOS at SDF (5 nm SW): PHONE 502-367-1492
WX AWOS-3 at JVY (9 nm NW): 118.575 (812-246-1278)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BQM at fieldBOWMAN VOR/DME112.2004W
IIUr330/8.5LOUISVILLE VORTAC114.8001E
FTKr038/24.1FORT KNOX VOR/DME109.6001W
MYSr055/(34.0)MYSTIC VOR108.2001W
FFTr277/(35.7)FRANKFORT VOR109.4003W
EWOr360/35.8NEW HOPE VOR/DME110.8001E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LAANG348/5.241404WLK .-.. -.-
GODMAN045/21.939603WGOI --. --- ..

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 4358 x 75 ft. / 1328 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 30.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 38-13.525513N38-13.888932N
Longitude: 085-40.166995W085-39.381940W
Elevation: 544.4 ft.530.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 064 magnetic, 060 true244 magnetic, 240 true
Displaced threshold: 848 ft.310 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:4047 TODA:4357 ASDA:4316 LDA:3469TORA:3509 TODA:4357 ASDA:4165 LDA:3856
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 46 ft. trees, 265 ft. from runway, 82 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear
+8 FT 6 INCH FENCE 956 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD; ROAD 992 FT FM DSPLCD THLD.
44 ft. tree, 922 ft. from runway, 168 ft. left of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 28:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 3580 x 75 ft. / 1091 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 30.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Gradient: NW.
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 38-13.882053N38-13.407422N
Longitude: 085-40.108273W085-39.664502W
Elevation: 538.7 ft.518.8 ft.
Gradient: 0.7%0.6% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 148 magnetic, 144 true328 magnetic, 324 true
Displaced threshold: 206 ft.342 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:3238 TODA:3579 ASDA:3579 LDA:3373TORA:3373 TODA:3579 ASDA:3466 LDA:3125
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 33 VASI OUT OF SERVICE INDEFINITELY
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 50 ft. tree, 410 ft. from runway, 140 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear
+9 FT FENCE 392 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD.
75 ft. trees, 939 ft. from runway, 163 ft. left of centerline, 9:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 17:1 TO DSPLCD THR.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTH
P O BOX 9129
LOUISVILLE, KY 40209-0129
Phone 502-368-6524
Manager: STEVEN PETTY
3345 ROGER SCHUPP STREET
LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
Phone (502) 363-8533

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 231
Single engine airplanes: 185
Multi engine airplanes: 31
Jet airplanes: 10
Helicopters: 5
    
Aircraft operations: avg 229/day *
47% local general aviation
45% transient general aviation
7% air taxi
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 25 August 2016

Additional Remarks

COMPASS ROSE LOCATED AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS NOT FOR ACFT COMPASS CALIBRATION USE.
ROTARY WING MIL ACFT REQUIRE 24 HR PPR.
STAGE 3 COMPLIANCE RQRD FOR TURBOJET ACFT; PPR FOR ALL ACFT OVER 30000 LBS GWT. CALL AMGR 502-368-6524 FOR PPR.
WHEN ATCT CLSD TRNG OPNS PROHIBITED.
NMRS OBSTNS, PRIMARLIY TREES IN ALL RY APCH SFCS.
FLT NOTIFICATION SERVICE(ADCUS) AVBL.
BE ALERT FOR BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT DURG DALGT HRS.
RY 06, +24' BLDG, 262' RT OF RY END, VIOLATES 7:1 TRANSITIONAL SFC.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 29 March 2018 at 0901Z to 26 April 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CHERI THREE   download (183KB)
DARBY SIX   download (210KB)
REDSTONE FIVE   download (241KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 24   download (227KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (224KB)
VOR RWY 24   download (216KB)
NDB RWY 33   download (187KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (18KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (126KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSDF - Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (5 nm SW)
KJVY - Clark Regional Airport (9 nm NW)
KFTK - Godman Army Airfield (24 nm SW)
KBRY - Samuels Field Airport (26 nm S)
KIMS - Madison Municipal Airport (33 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KLOU (Bowman Field Airport)
Photo by J.D. Worley, N20YY Vans RV-9A
Photo taken 03-Apr-2016
looking west.

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Airport diagram
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Diagram of KLOU (Bowman Field Airport)
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From to KLOU

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3210:32
Sunrise07:0011:00
Sunset20:2300:23
Evening civil twilight20:5100:51

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Apr-2018 16:10:50
Local (UTC-4)  21-Apr-2018 12:10:50
 
METAR
KLOU 211553Z 08009KT 10SM CLR 16/M01 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP289 T01561011
KSDF 
4nm SW 
211556Z 11005KT 10SM BKN250 16/M02 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP286 T01611022
TAF
KSDF 
4nm SW 
211120Z 2112/2218 08006KT P6SM FEW250
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Louisville Executive Aviation ASRI 129.85
toll-free 1-866-292-8401
502-292-4800
[web site]
[email]
Louisville Executive Aviation has brought together a winning team of people with specialized skills from Customer Service Representatives to professional Line Service Technicians. We offer the highest standard of service in a safe and timely manner. Our common goal is to make your travel to Louisville a hassle-free and pleasurable experience.
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AirBoss™ fuel program   NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   WSI Pilotbrief   UVair   World Fuel | Colt Contract Fuel   WingPoints™ Rewards   Contract Fuel   Courtesy car   Courtesy shuttle   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   Hertz   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)   Wheelchair Accessible   Better Business Bureau  
 
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $6.35 $5.39 
SS $5.75 $5.39 
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Central American Airways UNICOM 122.95
502-458-3211
toll-free 1-800-458-3212
[web site]
[email]
Central American Airways offers aviation fuel service, a remolded facility, and on-site Hertz car rental. We have a Certified Repair Station, skilled Aircraft Charter Service,and experienced Line Service Fleet. Our FBO is located in walking distance of several restaurants,with a crew car available.
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U.S. Government AIR Card   Shell Aviation Contract Fuel   UVair   World Fuel | Colt Contract Fuel   Shell AeroClass   Contract Fuel   Courtesy car   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   Hertz   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)  
 
Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $6.33 $5.41 
 Updated 17-Apr-2018
 
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Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KLOU but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KLOU.
Located at KJVY
Honaker Aviation
ASRI 129.275
812-246-5491
[web site]
[email]
At KJVY (Clark Regional Airport), 9 miles NNW

Flying in for the Derby? -- 15 minutes from the track- Honaker Aviation is the best alternative to KSDF and KLOU. No ramp fees, NO Handling fees. Over 60,000 sq ft of hangar space and 3,000 sq ft of lobby space. Complimentary Fountain drinks, Flat Screen TV's and the largest pilot lounge in the area. Contract fuel and Volume Discounts available. PILOTS BARBECUE Thur-Sat.
More info and photos of Honaker Aviation (KJVY)
Located at KJVY
Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $5.23 $5.20 
GUARANTEED
 
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Located at KJVY
Aircraft Specialists Inc.
ASRI 128.90
812-246-4696
toll-free 1-800-776-5387
[web site]
[email]
At KJVY (Clark Regional Airport), 9 miles NNW

Louisville's Highest Ranked Full Service FBO located minutes from downtown. ASI is also proud to be the ONLY CAA provider in the Area! Our FBO provides ground and concierge services to make your travel experience a pleasure. In addition, we will be performing even more renovations in 2018! Come in and experience our hospitality. Make ASI your preferred FBO for the Kentucky Derby!
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Located at KJVY
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $5.20 $5.20 
GUARANTEED
 
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FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 Louisville Aviation
502-905-8747
[web site]
[email]
Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aerial tours / aerial sightseeing, Aircraft charters, Aerial photography, Aircraft cleaning / washing / detailing, Aviation accessories, Aircraft management, ...
 
PSI FAA Test Center   National Association of Flight Instructors  
 
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Where to Eat: Catering, Restaurants, Food shops

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Le Relais Restaurant 502-451-9020
no information available

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Bearno's Little Sicily Pizza 502-458-8605
no information available

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