KGBG/GBG - Galesburg Municipal Airport
Galesburg, United States

KGBG/GBG - Galesburg Municipal Airport

Galesburg, United States

Galesburg Municipal Airport (IATA: GBG, ICAO: KGBG, FAA LID: GBG) is a city owned public use airport located three miles (5 km) west of the central business district of Galesburg, a city in Knox County, Illinois, United States. == Facilities and aircraft == Galesburg Municipal Airport covers an area of 623 acres (252 ha) and contains two asphalt paved runways: 3/21 measuring 5,792 by 150 ft (1,765 by 46 m) and 10/28 measuring 3,600 by 100 ft (1,097 by 30 m). For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2017, the airport had 14,000 aircraft operations, an average of 38 per day: 79% general aviation, 18% air taxi and 3% 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.