Shiprock Airstrip (FAA LID: 5V5), also known as Shiprock Airport, is a public use airport located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) south of the central business district of Shiprock, in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States.This is one of six airports owned by the Navajo Nation; the others being Crownpoint Airport (0E8) in New Mexico, plus Chinle Airport (E91), Kayenta Airport (0V7), Tuba City Airport (T03) and Window Rock Airport (RQE) in Arizona.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Shiprock Airstrip covers an area of 104 acres (42 ha) at an elevation of 5,270 feet (1,606 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,840 by 75 feet (1,475 x 23 m).
(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.
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