FVKB/KAB - Kariba International Airport
Kariba, Zimbabwe

FVKB/KAB - Kariba International Airport

Kariba, Zimbabwe

Kariba Airport (IATA: KAB, ICAO: FVKB) is an international airport serving Kariba, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe. It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the town, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the Kariba Dam, the outlet of Lake Kariba. The Kariba non-directional beacon (Ident: KB) is 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km) west of the runway.

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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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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.