WPEC/BCH - Cakung Airport
Baucau, Timor-Leste

WPEC/BCH - Cakung Airport

Baucau, Timor-Leste

Baucau Airport (IATA: BCH, ICAO: WPEC), formerly Cakung Airport, is an unattended airport located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) west of Baucau, East Timor.Baucau Airport has a much longer runway than Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport. Prior to 1975 this airport was used for international flights, including those of Trans Australia Airlines from Australia, and as an air force base for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). In September 1975, a group of 44 civilians, including armed supporters of the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT), commandeered an RAAF Caribou aircraft, A4-140, on the ground at Baucau 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.

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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.