KPKV - Calhoun County Airport
Port Lavaca, United States

KPKV - Calhoun County Airport

Port Lavaca, United States

Calhoun County Airport (ICAO: KPKV, FAA LID: PKV) is a county-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Port Lavaca, a city in Calhoun County, Texas, United States.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Calhoun County Airport is assigned PKV by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. == Facilities and aircraft == Calhoun County Airport covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) which contains two runways: 14/32 with an asphalt pavement measuring 5,004 x 75 ft (1,525 x 23 m) and 5/23 with a turf surface measuring 2,700 x 60 ft (823 x 18 m). The airport has two concrete helipads, twenty-four-hour self-service fuel tanks with AvGas and JetA. The only fixed-base operator at the airport is Calhoun Air Center which is a full service FBO. Flight instruction is available on the field from Calhoun Air Center. For the 12-month period ending May 9, 2005, the airport had 6,600 aircraft operations, an average of 18 per day: 77% general aviation and 23% military.

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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. Parts of the website are heavily inspired by David Schmidt's website chuchichechocha.com.

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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 Google+ or 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.