Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base (French: Base aérienne 107 Vélizy-Villacoublay) (ICAO: LFPV) is a French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace) (ALAE) base. The base is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Vélizy-Villacoublay; about 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Paris.
== Units ==
The base is the home station for the following units:
Escadron de Transport 41 Verdun with the SOCATA TBM 700
Escadron de Transport 60 with the Airbus A330, Dassault Falcon 7X, Dassault Falcon 2000, Dassault Falcon 900 and the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma
Escadron d'Hélicoptères 3/67 Parisis with the Eurocopter Fennec
Escadrille Aérosanitaire 6/560 Étampes
== Aircraft ==
Aircraft assigned to the base are:
1 Airbus A330-200 (Presidential plane: Cotam 001) (however, the runways are too short for this plane, which is stationed at Évreux-Fauville Air Base)
2 Airbus A319
3 Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma
1 Dassault Falcon 20 (Mystère 20)
8 AS 555UN FENNEC
4 Dassault Falcon 50
2 Dassault Falcon 900
== History ==
=== Early history ===
The Villacoublay plateau has played an important role in the development of French aviation ever since artist and photographer Nadar took the world's first aerial photographs from a balloon here in 1858.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.
This app is based on the Google Maps API, which on the one hand provides a powerful programming interface for web-based mapping applications, and on the other hand opens access to high quality satellite imagery for places all over the world.
The backend is realized in Python with the help of the excellent Flask micro framework.
The locations of airports have been imported from the public domain data provided by the aviation enthusiasts at OurAirports.com. The app displays randomly selected airports of the categories 'large_airport','medium_airport' and 'small_airport' for which runway coordinates are available.
Furthermore, the user interface incorporates icons from Font Awesome and fonts from Google Fonts.
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The source code of this app can be found at Github.
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