Aviation Summer Camps 2021
We were fortunate enough to have TWO Aviation Summer Camps this year! The Jim and Jan Bohannon Camp and the Bob and Cara Pitchford Camp had many students who fell in love with flying this year. More pictures can be found on our Facebook page, BWG Airport. Students learned about the basics of aviation, aircraft instruments and design, aviation related careers, practiced on flight simulators, and each student helped fly a real airplane with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. We can’t wait for next year!
Commemorative Air Force
The CAF is looking to start three new units in 2021. One of their locations they are interested in having a CAF Base is here at BWG! In order to start a CAF unit, 15 members are required but in order to get a PT-19, 30 members are required. If the unit is formed here, CAF has recruited several long-term members to act as New Unit Mentors to assist in the startup phase. All kinds of positions need to be filled including leadership, administration, education, pilots, mechanics, marketing, fund raising, and many more.
Contact is Gerald Oliver, please share with anyone you know that may be interested. If you have any questions, you can email Gerald at Gerald.Oliver@yahoo.com or call him at 312-953-0357.
Annual Part 139 Fire Training
April Pilot Spotlight: Jamie Carnes
Important Update on REAL ID Enforcement
Airport Flag Dedication
The Airport Flag Dedication Ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00PM. A color guard made up of Boy Scouts of America troops 705B and 1920G was in attendance to unfold and raise the flag and Malcolm Cherry, the president of the American Legion, played “Call To Colors” after the flag was raised.
After raising the flag, the troop lowered it to half staff in remembrance of Former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Decommissioned Airplane Moved to Permanent Training Location
The decommissioned Comp Air Jet was moved to its permanent location on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT.
The Comp Air Jet has been decommissioned at the Airport for several years and the Airport recently donated the aircraft to the Bowling Green Fire Department for training purposes. The Bowling Green Fire Department, with the assistance of Walkers Towing and Recovery, transported the aircraft across the airfield to the new concrete pad, which is the permanent training location.
COVID-19 KY Updates
Click the button below for updates on the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky. Though the Bowling Green – Warren County Regional Airport remains open for aviation users at this time, visit the Airport Updates page to stay up to date with the latest airport information.