SCTN/WCH - Chaitén Airport
Chaiten, Chile

SCTN/WCH - Chaitén Airport

Chaiten, Chile

Chaitén Airfield (Spanish: Aeródromo Chaitén, (IATA: WCH, ICAO: SCTN)) was an airport serving Chaitén, a town in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The airport was damaged and closed after the 2008 eruption of Chaitén Volcano. A provisional airstrip was established 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away at the hamlet of Santa Bárbara, by widening 700 metres (2,300 ft) of the Carretera Austral highway.In 2013, construction began on Nuevo Chaitén Airport, which then assumed the ICAO and IATA codes of the closed airport.

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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.