KAMW/AMW - Ames Municipal Airport
Ames, United States

KAMW/AMW - Ames Municipal Airport

Ames, United States

Ames Municipal Airport (IATA: AMW, ICAO: KAMW, FAA LID: AMW) is a city-owned public-use airport located two miles (3 km) southeast of the central business district of Ames, a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. == Facilities and aircraft == Ames Municipal Airport covers an area of 700 acres (280 ha) which contains an asphalt paved runway 1/19 measuring 5,701 by 100 ft (1,738 by 30 m) and a concrete runway 13/31 measuring 3,491 by 75 ft (1,064 by 23 m).For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013, the airport had 33,751 aircraft operations: 94% general aviation, 5% air taxi and 1% military. In January 2017, there were 86 aircraft based at the airport: 61 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, 2 jet, 13 glider and 3 ultralight.According to NTSB records, the airport has had no fatal accidents since 1962 (the earliest year which can be searched in their database).

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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. Parts of the website are heavily inspired by David Schmidt's website chuchichechocha.com.

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 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.