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Will Circular Runways 'Take off'?: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Airport News, Talk & Discussion' started by Lord Leighton, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Rotorruss Hangar Bronze Member II

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    Things like this has been tried before. Remember the circular firing squad? How about the circle jerk? Got to love the yanks adopting the roundabout.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I love roundabouts. Too much common sense to get most used to.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member V

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    Hmmmmm.......I don't know. o_O
     
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    I feel like there would be a lot of wing strikes with the runway angled like that. Then try to think about "approach lighting" coming out of an ILS at minimums, as you look for your section of the curve to follow down. Landing from "any direction" wouldn't work if you didn't have a straight line of lights to spot. Also in IFR I don't think they'd want to have more than one plane touching down at the same time, which would take away the efficiency aspect of the circular design. Last of all the "crosswind" would still be an issue as you changed direction in the turn. It would just be harder to compensate for.

    By the way in a situtaion where the landing gear won't deploy or the steering/brakes lock up, I'd like to at least be skidding in a straight line... :confused:
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    Good points! You have been studying, Grasshopper!
     
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