Delta Nonstop to JFK
Aviation Camp
Book Signing   

Phil Lynch


J.D. Nichols
Vice Chairman


Jon Meyer


Greg Fischer


Mary Rose Evans
Earl F. Jones
Elaine Musselman
Gail L. Strange
Jeffrey Sullivan
Steve Trager
James S. Welch, Jr. 


Skip Miller
Executive Director


July 2012

Lynch Reappointed as Chairman 

Mayor Greg Fischer recently reappointed Philip J. Lynch as Chairman of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority's Board of Directors.    


Lynch is Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications for Brown-Forman. He has served on the board since April 2003, elected Vice Chairman in January   2004 and appointed Chairman in November 2009.     


Prior to his appointment to the Board, he was actively involved in the Louisville Airport Improvement Project (LAIP), which constructed a new airport on top of the old one.  



Nonstop Service to New York - JFK

On Wednesday, July 11,
Delta Airlines launched new, nonstop service to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City from Louisville International (SDF). This daily flight provides easy access to the city and dozens of domestic and international destinations. In addition to the new JFK service, Delta also added a second daily flight to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in March.  


"We applaud Delta's commitment to Louisville and their significant enhancement of service to the New York City area," said Skip Miller, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. "With 27 daily flights to six nonstop destinations - including two major New York area airports - Delta is connecting our region to the world."


With this newest service to JFK, Delta Air Lines offers 22 daily nonstop jet service to six destinations - Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK.  




2012 Bowman Field Aviation Camp




The 2012 Bowman Field Aviation Camp, sponsored by The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in conjunction with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, offered 33 students classes about navigation, computer-flight simulation and aeronautics. Additionally, campers had the opportunity to co-pilot a Cessna 172 thanks to a partnership with Louisville Aviation.


This year, Vickie Croston, daughter of Rose Will Monroe (a.k.a. Rosie the Riveter), shared stories about her mother's passion for flying-learned at Bowman Field's Kentucky Flying Service.





Bowman Field Hosts Book Launch 


On Thursday, July 19, the first book launch was held at Bowman Field's historic Administration Building as Kentucky author Linda M. Penn celebrated her children's book, Is Kentucky in the Sky? The book features a young girl who learns about distance and traveling when her grandfather flies in an airplane from Kentucky to Oklahoma.


For more information about Is Kentucky in the Sky?, visit