Get Ready to Go Boom BOOMERS with the 3rd Annual Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival presented by Humana Military on October 6 & 7 at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY! This is a family friendly festival celebrating the history of Bowman Field, salute our troops and honor aviation. Get your cameras ready and enjoy the up close sites of vintage planes, vehicles and educational exhibits on display from WWI through today! Want to ride on a B25 Bomber? Ford Trimotor? Plane rides will be available for purchase on-site at the festival, weather dependent.
PLUS PLANES and MORE PLANES
· 20 + Vintage Airplanes
· C-130 Hercules - Kentucky Air Nation Guard, Over 50 years of continuous service for the US military. One of the largest aircrafts to ever land at Bowman Field. Piloted by Louisville native, Bowman Field trained, Deputy Commander David Flynn, (KyANG) Extremely rare opportunity to walk thru and experience this special aircraft.
· Airplane Rides Available for purchase include:
- The Ford Tri Motor
- TBM Avenger
- Waco Bi Plane
- WWII Beechcraft C-45
- Vietnam era Huey Helicopters
- Discovery flights in Cessna 172s and modern helicopters
Enjoy sounds from yester year with the Ladies for Liberty, have lunch or a snack from one of the food trucks on-site, let the little ones enjoy the kids craft area and simply soak in the atmosphere and architecture of this civic treasure, Bowman Field! Bowman Field, established in 1920, has the distinction of being one of the longest continuously operating commercial airport in the United States. Bowman Field is situated on 426 acres adjacent to Seneca Park with three buildings on the National Register of historic places, including the art deco Administration Building built in 1929 designed by local architect William Arrasmith.
Like to run? Join in the Bowman Field 4 Miler race sponsored by the Independent Pilots Association and finish by running down the runway. Pancake breakfast and beverages included for running participants.
Learn about the history of Four Roses Bourbon throughout the years as bourbon used to be transported via plane from Bowman Field. Trivia Fact: Did you know Bowman Field was the first airport to deliver air mail?
ALL VETERANS ARE FREE TO ATTEND.
Adults $10, Children $5, Family 4 Pack (2 Adults, 2 Children) $20.
For more information, please visit: www.BowmanAviationFest.com
The Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival benefits Honor Flight Bluegrass, The Warbirds, Reach for Kids and the Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Foundation.