UTNN/NCU - Nukus Airport
Nukus, Uzbekistan

UTNN/NCU - Nukus Airport

Nukus, Uzbekistan

Nukus Airport (Karakalpak: Nókis xalıqaralıq aeroportı / Нөкис халықаралық аэропорты; Uzbek: Nukus xalqaro aeroporti / Нукус халқаро аэропорти) (IATA: NCU, ICAO: UTNN) is an airport serving Nukus, the capital city of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan. The airport services more than twenty passenger flights to other cities in Uzbekistan and CIS weekly. During the Soviet period, it was home to a separate aviation test squadron supporting chemical weapons development, which flew flights to Zhaslyk airfield adjoining the Zhaslyk chemical weapons site.

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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.