Could an Airport Operate with a Circular Runway?

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An artists impression of a circular runway.
Rethinking the runway (image credit: NLR, DLR, ONERA, INTA, and ILOT)

A Q&A with the engineer who proposed circular runways at major airports.

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Could an Airport Operate with a Circular Runway?
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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.