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

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. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.