Coming to an airport near you soon, maybe, circular runways

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

Henk Hesselink, a Dutch engineer, has developed an idea for circle shaped runways. His design would eliminate all sorts of problems associated with flight, including cross wind landings.

They’d also be better for the environment, and would allow aircraft noise to be more evenly shared in areas surrounding airports.

I like the concept, but I’m wondering what a pilot would make of trying to land on a circular runway, as opposed to a straight one?

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