ETAD/SPM - Spangdahlem Air Base
Trier, Germany

ETAD/SPM - Spangdahlem Air Base

Trier, Germany

Spangdahlem Air Base (IATA: SPM, ICAO: ETAD, former code EDAD) is a NATO air base with USAF tenant constructed between 1951 and 1953 and located near the small German town of Spangdahlem, approximately 30 km NNE of the city of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate. == Units == Spangdahlem is home of the 52d Fighter Wing, which maintains, deploys and employs Lockheed Martin Block 50 F-16CM/DM. In total, 4,800 military personnel, 840 German nationals and 200 US contractors are working at the base. === The 52d Operations Group === 480th Fighter Squadron: F-16CM/F-16DM === The 52d Maintenance Group === Group consists of three squadrons: 52d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 52d Maintenance Squadron 52d Maintenance Operations === The 52d Mission Support === Group consists of civil engineer, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, security forces and force support squadrons: 52d Civil Engineer Squadron 52d Communications Squadron 52d Contracting Squadron 52d Logistics Readiness Squadron 52d Security Forces Squadron 52d Force Support Squadron 470th Air Base Squadron, Geilenkirchen, Germany === The 52d Medical Group === Consists of aerospace medicine, dental, medical operations and medical support squadrons: 52d Aerospace Medicine 52d Dental Squadron 52d Medical Operations Squadron 52d Medical Support Squadron === The 52d Munitions Maintenance Group === Provides four fully capable U.S. munitions support squadrons responsible for the ownership, custody, accountability and release of war reserve munitions supporting Belgian, Dutch, German and Italian air forces: 52d Munitions Maintenance Group 701st Munitions Support Squadron, Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium 702d Munitions Support Squadron, Büchel Air Base, Germany 703d Munitions Support Squadron, Volkel Air Base, Netherlands 704th Munitions Support Squadron, Ghedi Air Base, ItalyThe wing supports the Supreme Allied Commander Europe with mission-ready personnel and systems providing expeditionary air power.

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This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape. Parts of the website are heavily inspired by David Schmidt's website


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 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.


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


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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.