K8A6/QWG - Wilgrove Air Park
Charlotte, United States

K8A6/QWG - Wilgrove Air Park

Charlotte, United States

Wilgrove Air Park was a public use airport located nine nautical miles (17 km) east of the central business district of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. == Facilities and aircraft == Wilgrove Air Park covered an area of 55 acres (22 ha) at an elevation of 799 feet (244 m) above mean sea level. It had one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,835 by 40 feet (864 x 12 m).For the 12-month period ending September 20, 2007, the airport had 16,100 aircraft operations, an average of 44 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military.

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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.