KIER - Natchitoches Regional Airport
Natchitoches, United States

KIER - Natchitoches Regional Airport

Natchitoches, United States

Natchitoches Regional Airport (ICAO: KIER, FAA LID: IER) is a city-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) south of the central business district of Natchitoches, a parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IER by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. The airport is the location of the plane crash which claimed the lives of Jim Croce and several others at 9:45 PM CDT on September 20, 1973, less than an hour after the end of Croce's last concert. == Facilities and aircraft == Natchitoches Regional Airport covers an area of 205 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) above mean sea level.

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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.