Aero Club of Louisville
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 13.467 W 085° 39.291
16S E 617742 N 4231573
Quick Description: This Kentucky historic marker is on Gast Boulevard just off of Dutchman's Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. It was placed in 2008.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2011 3:03:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMCV79
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ReedKyCacheFinders
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Long Description:
This Kentucky historic marker is on Gast Boulevard just off of Dutchman's Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. It was placed in 2008. Each side has different text.

The text on the south side of the marker reads:


AERO CLUB OF LOUISVILLE

“Aviators and aerial observers of
the World War formed the Aero Club
of Louisville yesterday, to use
Bowman Field, recently accepted
by the War Department as a flying
field for reserve officers in the
Air Service” (Courier-Journal,
Oct. 26, 1922). Bowman Field is
one of the longest continuously
operating airports in the U. S.

Members of the Aero Club of Lou. 2007-08


The text on the north side of the marker reads:


AERO CLUB OF LOUISVILLE

Much of the early aviation history
in Louisville is the result of the
Aero Club of Louisville. Founding
fathers included pilots returning
from WW I & businessmen who saw
the potential of aviation beyond
military applications. A.H. Bowman,
Sidney Park, and Louisville mayor
Huston Quinn were among the 18
men who founded the Aero Club.

Members of the Aero Club of Lou. 2007-08


The Aero Club building itself is located on Bowman Field at3400 Moran Avenue, Louisville, KY.

Marker Name: Aero Club of Louisville

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number (for official markers): 2252

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways


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