Independence Municipal Airport (ICAO: KIIB, FAA LID: IIB) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Independence, a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. As per the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IIB by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Independence Municipal Airport covers an area of 161 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 979 feet (298 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).For the 12-month period ending March 26, 2009, the airport had 9,100 aircraft operations, an average of 24 per day: 87% general aviation, 12% military and 1% air taxi.
(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.
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.
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