UKKM/GML - Gostomel Airport
Kiev, Ukraine

UKKM/GML - Gostomel Airport

Kiev, Ukraine

Antonov Airport (IATA: GML, ICAO: UKKM) (Ukrainian: аеропорт «Антонов» [ɐeroˈpɔrt ɐnˈtɔnou̯]), also known as Hostomel (or Gostomel) Airport (Ukrainian: аеропорт «Гостомель») is an international cargo airport and testing facility in Ukraine, located near Hostomel, which is the northwestern suburb of Kiev.The airport is owned by the Antonov aircraft manufacturing company and operated by its subsidiary Antonov Airlines. The only An-225, world's largest operating aircraft, is based in Gostomel. == History == Construction of the airport began in 1959.

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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.

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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.