BWG News

Taxiway Alpha Project Update

Taxiway Alpha is now open for the winter. Please refer to the diagram for the new temporary changes. We will keep you updated of changes as they occur.

REAL ID Licenses Available to Warren County Residents

Warren County residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) expansion of REAL ID compliant card access during a soft launch of the state’s first regional driver’s license office outside of Frankfort. Click the button below for more information.

The Longest Flight- Silver Spitfire 

Remember the Silver Spitfire that touched down at BWG in August? A team of eight men and the British aircraft from the war era, the Supermarine Silver Spitfire, flew this historic plane to 30 different countries around the world, making stops along the way for gas and to display this aged relic of aviation. They have finally returned home. 

“On the 5th of December 2019, The Silver Spitfire Longest Flight expedition came to a triumphant end as friends, family, colleagues, and hundreds of fans welcomed G-IRTY home to a frosty Goodwood Aerodrome. Escorted by two of the Red Arrows Display Team, The Silver Spitfire and the PC-12 support aircraft flew across the English Channel and over the White Cliffs before making it home safely. It was an emotional moment for all the crew and those who had turned out to show their support. Stamp Productions Ltd were on hand to capture the memorable final day of The Longest Flight, and we’ve made a selection of photos for you to enjoy below. More news to follow soon…#SilverSpitfire #LongestFlight.”

Visit their website to learn more about this flight! 

Record-seeking Pilot Touches Down in Bowling Green

Dan Moore, a pilot attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most Airfields Visited in 24 Hours by a Fixed-Wing Aircraft,” planned to visit 110 airports on September 11, 2019, breaking the current record of 87 airports. He landed at BWG at approximately 7:16 on 9-11-19.

He chose September 11 as the date of his world record attempt in order to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the tragic attack on September 11, 2001. His goal of 110 airports was to pay tribute to the 110 floors of the World Trade Center.

His final count of 91 landings by 1 pilot is pending official evidence review by Guinness. This will break the current record of 87 landings set by 2 pilots!

Bowling Green pilot to be inducted into state Aviation Hall of Fame

A Bowling Green man,  Victor H. Strahm, who flew military aircraft in two world wars, is set to be inducted into the select class of aviators at the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington. Click to read more from the Bowling Green Daily News.

Kentucky Licenses

Changes are coming to all Kentucky Driver’s Licenses. Click to learn more from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.