Raton Municipal Airport (IATA: RTN, ICAO: KRTN, FAA LID: RTN) (Crews Field) is 12 miles southwest of Raton, in Colfax County, New Mexico. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation facility.Continental Airlines DC-3s served Raton for about four years starting in 1949-50; it was one of several stops on their flight between Denver, Albuquerque and El Paso. Commuter carriers have also served Raton; Trans Central Airlines in 1969/1970 with a similar route to Continental's, and Territorial Airlines flew to Albuquerque via Las Vegas, NM in 1990.
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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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