Searchlight Airport (FAA LID: 1L3) is a public use airport owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and located two nautical miles (4 km) south of Searchlight, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The airport is approximately 70 miles (110 km) south of Las Vegas.
== History ==
The United States Air Force built the airstrip in the early 1950s, as an emergency alternate paved airstrip for Nellis Air Force Base.The airport was operated by Clark County Department of Aviation until 2006.Bill and Joan Turnbull of Seattle, Washington bought the roughly 40-acre property out of foreclosure in 2015 with the intent of developing a residential airpark and commercial airport. .
(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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