Big Sky Airport (ICAO: KEKS, FAA LID: EKS) (also known as Ennis Big Sky Airport) is a county-owned, public-use airport located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) southeast of the central business district of Ennis, a town in Madison County, Montana, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned EKS by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Big Sky Airport has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,600 by 75 feet (2,012 x 23 m).For the 12-month period ending September 16, 2009, the airport had 11,000 aircraft operations, an average of 30 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% air taxi. At that time there were 19 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, and 5% jet.Choice Aviation, the airport's fixed-base operator (FBO), offers fuel, flight instruction, aircraft/hangar rental, and other services.
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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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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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