Macomb Municipal Airport (IATA: MQB, ICAO: KMQB, FAA LID: MQB) is a public airport located three statute miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Macomb, a city in McDonough County, Illinois, United States. It is owned by the Macomb Airport Authority.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
Macomb Municipal Airport covers an area of 360 acres (150 ha) which contains two runways: 9/27 with an asphalt pavement measuring 5,100 by 100 ft (1,554 by 30 m) and 18/36 with a turf surface measuring 3,719 by 190 ft (1,134 by 58 m).For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 9,000 aircraft operations, an average of 24 per day: 72% general aviation and 28% 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.
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