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?
Dougal Shaw
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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.