Bowman Field Airport Terminal in Louisville, Kentucky

What historic events are noted to have occurred at Louisville Bowman Field? Bowman Field is the birthplace of Louisville’s aviation.  It was established in 1919 and opened in 1920 as Louisville’s first airfield. Bowman is one of the longest continuously operating general aviation airports in the United States.

Bowman Field Airport Terminal Louisville, KY (photo credit: WikiWings)
Bowman Field Airport Terminal Louisville, KY (photo credit: WikiWings)

On August 8th, 1927,  Charles Lindbergh landed the “Spirit of Saint Louis” at Bowman Field to a crowd of 10,000 spectators and was welcomed with much fanfare. A parade followed from the airport to downtown. The visit was part of Charles Lindbergh’s U.S. tour following his historic solo flight on May 20-21, 1927 from Roosevelt Field across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.

Commercial airline service began at Bowman in 1928 and continued until November 1947 when they were moved to Standiford Field. Bowman Field is said to have been the busiest airport in the country during World War II and Continue reading “Bowman Field Airport Terminal in Louisville, Kentucky”