SCTN/WCH - Chaitén Airport
Chaiten, Chile

SCTN/WCH - Chaitén Airport

Chaiten, Chile

Nuevo Chaitén Airport Spanish: Aeródromo Nuevo Chaitén, (IATA: WCH, ICAO: SCTN) is a modern airport serving the town of Chaitén and other communities in Northern Chilean Patagonia such as Palena and Futaleufú. The airport replaces Chaitén Airfield, damaged beyond repair after the 2008 eruption of the Chaitén Volcano. The new airport is 18 kilometres (11 mi) northwest of town.

(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.