Rene Mouawad Air Base (Arabic: مطار الرئيس الشهيد رينيه معوض Maṭār ar-Raʾīs aš-Šahīd Rinih Muʿawwad), formerly and still sometimes known as Qoleiat air base (مطار القليعات, Maṭār al-Qulayʿat), used to be a military-civil joint airport in northern Lebanon, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the Lebanese–Syrian border.
== History ==
In the early 1960s, the airbase was a small airport owned by an oil company, who used small IPC airplanes for transporting its engineers, staff and workers between Lebanon and the Arab countries. In 1966, the Lebanese Army took control of the airport and started expanding and developing its technological capabilities.
(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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