SAWH/USH - Malvinas Argentinas Airport
Ushuahia, Argentina

SAWH/USH - Malvinas Argentinas Airport

Ushuahia, Argentina

Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas, (IATA: USH, ICAO: SAWH)) is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the center of Ushuaia, a city on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina. == Overview == The airport was opened in 1995, replacing an older one, which is now in use with the Ushuaia Aeroclub and is known by airportcode SAWO. The new airport has been used by various airlines at different periods. It is the world's southernmost international airport and is often used by passengers as a cruise-ship gateway to the Antarctic.

(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)

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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.

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 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.