Taft Airport (FAA LID: L17), also known as Taft-Kern County Airport, is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) east of Taft, serving Kern County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 71 acres (29 ha) and has one runway. It is home to a skydive operation known as Skydive Taft.
Runway 07 is marked with a runway-width X. Landings on 07 are not allowed; landings on 25 are allowed, and takeoffs from 07 and 25 are allowed.
(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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The source code of this app can be found at Github.
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