WMKB/BWH - Butterworth Airport
Butterworth, Malaysia

WMKB/BWH - Butterworth Airport

Butterworth, Malaysia

RMAF Butterworth (Malay: TUDM Butterworth) is an Air Force Station of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) situated 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) from Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. It is also currently home to the Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System (HQIADS), part of the Five Power Defence Arrangements for Malaysia and Singapore, which is commanded by an Australian Air Vice Marshal. The airfield was formerly known as RAF Station Butterworth, a Royal Air Force airfield of the Royal Air Force (RAF) between 1941 and 1957; and was subsequently known as RAAF Butterworth (IATA: BWH, ICAO: WMKB), an air force airfield of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) between 1957 and 1988.

(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. 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.