Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (IATA: YXC, ICAO: CYXC) is an international airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) north of Cranbrook and 20 km (12 mi) south-east of Kimberley, British Columbia, in the Canadian Rockies.
It is owned by the City of Cranbrook and operated by Elevate Airports Inc. Runway 16/34 is an 8,000 by 150 ft (2,438 by 46 m) asphalt runway with a category 1 instrument landing system capable of guiding aircraft down to 200 ft (61 m) in 1⁄2 mi (0.80 km) of visibility.
(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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