TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE
2019 PLANE RIDE INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON.
*Purchase your ticket onsite. Advance sales unavailable. Planes will be flying all day Saturday & Sunday, weather dependent.
IN 2018 - These plane rides were available:
- Bell 47 Helicopter: $25
- Ford Tri-Motor: $75
- WACO Bi-Plane: $75
- C45: $75
- Huey Helicopter: $75-$100
- T-6: $250
- B-25 Bomber - $395
- TBM Avenger - $895
NEW FOR 2019 - 5K on the Runway presented by the Independent Pilots Association and FLEET FEET
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 5 - 9AM - 11AM
Most unique and fastest 5K in Louisville almost completely on the airfield (NEW COURSE). Race down the runways past live plane displays and interactive fun with the family, or set a PR on one of the flattest, fastest courses in the city. $5 from each full priced paid registration goes to Kosair Childrens Hospital.
Finish the race on the airfield and stick around for the pancake breakfast, then enjoy the sights and sounds of Bowmanfest with aviation and military exhibits, vintage cars, period actors and live entertainment. Check out the Bouncy Park or the Mighty Titan Obstacle Run in the NEW KIDS ZONE. Best of all, see some of the worlds most talented acrobatic flyers demonstrate their skills in the sky. It’s a full weekend of affordable family entertainment.
All participants will receive
· Race Tee-Shirt
· Commemorative Participants Medal
· Pancake Breakfast immediately following race
· Free drink (Soda or Beer if you are 21) after race
· Free Admission to Bowmanfest 2019
2018 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS AND FEATURES:
Saturday, OCTOBER 6
OPEN: 8:30AM - 4 Mile Race
GENERAL ADMISSION: 10:00AM
Sunday, OCTOBER 7
CLOSE: 5:00 PM
Enjoy the sites of the Golden Era of Aviation History. Explore and see planes from the 1920's through the 1960's. Talk to pilots and owners of these vintage planes. Take a peep inside to see what it is like to step back in time... or buy a ticket to ride! Vintage plane rides will be available throughout the day on various historic planes such as the B-25 Bomber.
Meet the Vintage Warbirds! Local pilots and vintage plane enthusiasts that reside in Hangar 5 at Bowman Field will be displaying their planes. Take advantage of meeting some of our country's greatest heroes, like retired Col. John Casper, two time Purple Heart recipient. Casper was shot down twice and rescued from behind enemy lines. He leads the Warbirds formation flyover for Thunder Over Louisville.
Organizations like the EAA will be participating as their motto is "SHARE THE SPIRIT." They are a community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who promote and support recreational flying. Their mission is simple: grow participation in aviation by sharing The Spirit of Aviation.
The Ninety-Nines will be with us, too! The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight. Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”
See some great military vehicles on display from throughout history from the KILROY Chapter, an affiliate of the MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association). www.mvpa.org. Members of KILROY are dedicated to “provide an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts . . . and the preservation and display of historic military transport.”
LIVE entertainment throughout the day with acts like the "Ladies for Liberty." Weather dependent, we will have an 80ft. American Flag on display thanks to the Louisville Metro Fire Department. Stand and salute the flag as we will have local vocalists sing of the National Anthem. Entertainment line up to be announced soon.
WANT TO TAKE A RIDE? BOOK YOUR SEAT TO YESTERDAY! - Ticket link coming soon.
Flights on the following planes are an additional fee to the Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival
A portion of the proceeds from the Bowman Aviation and Military Heritage Festival benefits Honor Flight to serve and honor our veterans.