Ames Municipal Airport (IATA: AMW, ICAO: KAMW, FAA LID: AMW) is two miles (3 km) southeast of Ames, in Story County, Iowa.Originally consisting of two turf runways, the airport was created after a 1943 vote by the city of Ames. A new terminal and hangar were constructed in 2017, as part of a modernization effort.
== Facilities ==
The airport covers 700 acres (280 ha) and has two runways: 1/19 is 5,701 by 100 ft (1,738 by 30 m) asphalt and 13/31 is 3,491 by 75 ft (1,064 by 23 m) concrete.In the year ending September 30, 2013 the airport had 33,751 aircraft operations: 94% general aviation, 5% air taxi and 1% military.
(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.
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