KHQG - Hugoton Municipal Airport
Hugoton, United States

KHQG - Hugoton Municipal Airport

Hugoton, United States

Hugoton Municipal Airport (ICAO: KHQG, FAA LID: HQG) is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Hugoton, a city in Stevens County, Kansas, United States.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HQG by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.In 1952, a Braniff Airways Douglas DC-4 with an uncontrollable engine fire made a successful emergency landing at Hugoton Municipal Airport. Minor injuries were reported among the 45 passenger and three crew members. The DC-4 was destroyed by fire after the successful landing.

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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.