VCCJ/JAF - Kankesanturai Airport
Jaffna, Sri Lanka

VCCJ/JAF - Kankesanturai Airport

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna Airport (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் விமான நிலையம், romanized: Yāḻppāṇam Vimāṉa Nilaiyam; Sinhala: යාපනය ගුවන්තොටුපළ, romanized: Yāpanaya Guvantoṭupaḷa) (IATA: JAF, ICAO: VCCJ), also known as Palaly Airport and SLAF Palaly, is an air force base and domestic airport in the town of Palaly in Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Located approximately 16 km (9.9 mi) north of the city of Jaffna, the airport was originally built by the Royal Air Force during World War II and later served as the country's second international airport before being taken over by the Sri Lanka Air Force. == History == During World War II the British Royal Air Force built an airfield in Palaly near Kankesanthurai in northern Ceylon.

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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.

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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 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.