Rochester International Airport (IATA: RST, ICAO: KRST, FAA LID: RST) is seven miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Rochester, in Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is the second busiest airport in Minnesota. It used to be "Rochester Municipal Airport", its name before adding customs and immigration facilities specifically for Mayo Clinic purposes in 1995.The airport covers 2,400 acres (971 ha) and has two concrete runways: 9,034 ft × 150 ft (2,754 m × 46 m) runway 13/31 and 7,301 ft × 150 ft (2,225 m × 46 m) runway 2/20.Airline service is on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on commuter jets.
(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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