RAAF Gingin (ICAO: YGIG), sometimes also RAAF Base Gingin or RAAF Base Gin Gin, is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) small military airfield located at Gingin, in Western Australia.
== History ==
Constructed during the 1960s, the airfield is set on 700 hectares (1,700 acres); predominantly used for pilot training and various other uses that include the bulk storage and distribution of fuel, with both above-ground and underground storage tanks. The airfield is located 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of Perth and 34 km (21 mi) by road north of RAAF Base Pearce, which also administers the site.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.
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.
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The source code of this app can be found at Github.
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