Portimão Airport (IATA: PRM, ICAO: LPPM) is a small airport in Montes de Alvor, near the city of Portimão in Algarve, Portugal. The airport has one single short asphalt runway in the 11/29 direction and is mainly used by general aviation, with parachuting being common from the airfield.The local mayor of Portimão, Ilse Gomes, revealed plans to expand the aerodrome and have it become a landing spot for the nearby Algarve International Circuit (AIA). During the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the airport, on August 27, 2021, she said that "the aerodrome should become even bigger and more operational in order to respond more effectively to its needs and create a link with the AIA".
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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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The source code of this app can be found at Github.
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