Will circular runways ever take off? BBC News

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SillyTube : Flight school is gonna be hard as hell in Gta 10!

Derrick Kirwa : What's next, you want the pilots to drift ok the runway to save time on landings and departures?

Vincent Miller : Build it, if it doesn't work as an airport then NASCAR could use it.

HEAVYWALL 70 : I had to watch because I thought it was a joke

Pat Rick : When I saw the picture I just wondered how you could enter the airpor

Priyo M : Tokyo Drift

Red Hood : Wouldn't this be an air traffic control nightmare?! Just wonderin

Bill Gates : Its a dumb idea, now instead of only one neighborhood getting aircraft noise all neighborhoods will?

evsnake : This man is every pilot's worst nightmare

Viktor Srdjan Stojaković Holmäng : The amazing thing is that someone is funding this. I have to quit my job and start fishing for funds from gullible politicians.

Graeme Elliott : think a loop d loop runway would be best. like a hot wheels track.

Dollsmartfix : *plot twist* Every pilot that did the simulator crashed

SkakaMJ0lk : This is what happens when you legalise drugs...

Glenn Murray : 2:20 if you look closely you can see someone being beat up though that passing planes window.

Flyingboeing787 : ATC: Stop departures and arrivals, there is an unknown vehicle on the runway. (Some random person Tokyo Drifts around the runway over and over)

Reese McClain : That means they will completely have to reconfigure the ILS

Zen News : Checks date. It's not April 1st, so hmm...

Gabriel Kwong : You know the idea is stupid when it gambles with passengers' lives.

John Kejr : If you think landing is tough, try taking off. As you speed up to gain airspeed to gain lift, the increasing bank and inertial forces will push you back against the runway. You could keep going faster and faster and never get enough lift to overcome them. Good luck also calculating where you must enter the runway and how fast you must accelerate to reach the takeoff airspeed precisely when aimed into the wind.

Kevin : The idea fails when an aircraft has to do an emergency landing

Dovakiin Dragonborn : It is not a good idea to be in a turn that close to the ground because if an airplane stalls, there is no room to recover

[CBC] Chesty : Where's thunderf00t when you need him?

Agamemno Contingency : How will peopl get to the airport if it is surrounded by the runway?

Ethan Macartney : This idea is very dangerous and imagine the pressure that will be put on the pilots during take off and landing! ILS (Instrument Landing Systems) will need to be completely redesigned! So will runway lights (due to the runway being a circle) and the way runways are name will also no longer work with this idea. Airplanes auto land systems will also no longer work because the runway is circular. And also how will ATC address runways. And the way that the runway in the video is designed it will also cause wing strikes when a large aircraft is exiting and entering the runway via taxiways. And the amount of pressure that would be put on the aircraft's landing gear due to the runway being a circle the aircraft's landing gear will be constantly be forced against the ground as the aircraft increases in speed gravity gets stronger and puts more pressure on the landing gear and if the pilots rotate the aircraft to late then the landing gear may snap off. This is an idea that will need A LOT more development if it would become a thing. I'm just giving my opinion on this idea if i missed something please reply!

Papa Smurf : It will never work. The Brits would be landing in one direction, while the rest of us would land in the other.

Zombie Holocaust : won't emergency landings be much harder?

Michael The Awesome! : Am I the only person who noticed the pun in the title?

fish.mcbites : Great idea but one problem, how do passengers enter a circular airport

RSci : Wtf was he doing at 0:25

JohnnyBoythePilot : This will never happen because it would be an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE for ATC controllers. It'is either ATC controllers would stay away from airports like this or they'll have to give ATC controllers very high paying wages to attract them to control airfields like this. I think this is a terrible idea. Also ILS, Autoland and all our current procedures won't work with an airport like this. They'll have to be completely redesigned which will be expensive. Also, I noticed how the videos stresses that it will help the environment and passengers. What about the pilots and ESPECIALLY the ATC controllers who have to deal with a mess like that? That's gonna be a pretty hard approach especially when there's windshear/wind shift or in slippery & wet conditions. Also as I've said before, autoland and ILS will not be able to work with a runway like this. Straight runways are simply more efficient. About the environment: You already have manufactures like Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and especially Boeing that have developed aircraft that are fuel efficient, low Co2 emissions, and quiet/low noise like the A320neo by Airbus, the Q400 and CS300 by bombardier, the E-jet series by Embraer, and the 787, 737 MAX, and the upcoming 777X by Boeing. I mean come one, I've seen 787's and 777's departing KPAE without full power.

snowgolem609 aviation and more! : Inventing circular runways is like putting square wheels on a car

q8Qatami : Just make a square runway much safer and more effecent

helmsleyy : Added wear on tires ?

Jeffrey Rosinbaum : Left engine fails right before V1... what you doin?

Luqmanul Hakim : love to see the person with the idea founder do it first

That Guy With No Friends : Wait so how are you supposed to get out of the airport?

hisetip : Oh my god there are such uninformed people. This idea is just stupid and impossible, coming from a pilot. Just not viable.

Kamran Kazemi-Far : Any idea on how people would enter the airport, since there is runway surrounding it?

SoL!S Music Official : What about a hexagonal runway. Then it's a cross between circular and straight.

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Avonvalley1 : Landings with no wheels couldn't be landed on these runways, they'd just go straight off as there's no grip on the belly of a plane, or steering.

Hamish Betts : 10/10 would tail strike again. Would slide off in icy conduction again.

Sean Reilly : This is a miserably horrible idea

NotSoCurious : This guy is so retarded. "Oh yeah, we will make a runway that's in the shape of a circle. No need to worry about increasing the chance of human error, increasing the chances of wingstrike, or just completely forgetting about how ILS works cause ILS can work on CIRCULAR RUNWAYS... Don't forget having MULTIPLE planes on the runway, after all why do we care about saftey?" Also, people don't WANT to fly. They fly because they HAVE to. Sure as hell not efficient and god knows it's not safe.

Emre MUTLU : So..... how is landing gonna be? Handbrake and drift?

iamzachattack : No, runways can't fly. So they wont take off.

Reilly Racing : There is so much wrong with this. I can't believe BBC would waste their time with such an absurd idea.