AHJ - Hongyuan Airport
Aba, China

AHJ - Hongyuan Airport

Aba, China

Hongyuan Airport (simplified Chinese: 红原机场; traditional Chinese: 紅原機場; pinyin: Hóngyuán Jīchǎng) (IATA: AHJ, ICAO: ZUHY) is an airport serving Hongyuan County in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province, China. It is located 48 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of the county seat, and 128 kilometres (80 mi) from Barkam, the prefecture capital. Construction started in July 2012, and the airport was opened on 28 August 2014.

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Random Airports

This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.

Usage

Technologies and Data Sources

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.

Author

This is brought to you by me, Florian Pigorsch. Feel free to contact me via mail. The source code of this app can be found at Github.

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Some Examples

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Random Airports

This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.