KUKF/IKB - Wilkes County Airport
North Wilkesboro, United States

KUKF/IKB - Wilkes County Airport

North Wilkesboro, United States

Wilkes County Airport (IATA: IKB, ICAO: KUKF, FAA LID: UKF) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of North Wilkesboro, a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA. This general aviation airport covers 237 acres (96 ha) and has one runway. Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Wilkes County Airport is assigned UKF by the FAA and IKB by the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is KUKF. == History == Wilkes County Airport was the successor of two previous airfields in Wilkes County: the old Wilkes County Airport and North Wilkesboro Airport. The first airport in the county was North Wilkesboro which opened in the early 1900s.

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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.

Usage

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.