In the future, aircraft we made out of lighter materials, and we will have flying cars which are able to take off vertically. In other words we won’t need long runways, or regular aircraft as we know them today. Chances are they will have alternative energy propulsion systems which generate an abundance of power in short bursts able to safely allow the aircraft to take off vertically and land as appropriate.
That is to say that the older aircraft, the regular aircraft we know today will still need a runway, but our advanced aircraft, and perhaps our unmanned aerial vehicles, which will also be our airliners, that is to say they will be pilotless, will also take off vertically. Did you know that many of the international airports have runways that are over 3 miles long? As you know runways take up a huge amount of space, and many large airports take into consideration the relative wind blowing in different directions, therefore they have runways which cross each other.
Think about that for a second, you have a 10,000 foot runway going one direction, and another 10,000 foot runway that crosses it, and therefore you need to three square miles of property just to operate your airport. If all the aircraft took off vertically all that would be needed is a small area to load the passengers inside the aircraft, back away from the terminal, take-off and fly away. You wouldn’t need all that space, and that would free up a lot of very expensive real estate. Of course that’s in the future, but we live in the present, where plain planes takeoff from the plain or from a 3 square mile piece of property with runways.
Indeed, I would suspect that modern physics will teach us things that we don’t know right now, which will allow for all of these advanced aircraft, and spacecraft to serve the human race well. Along with all the electronic equipment that allows the aircraft to fly without a pilot, by autonomously taking the passengers to their designated destinations. How long until all of this is a reality you ask? Well, we discussed this recently at our think tank, and it is my opinion that all this will occur within the next 50 to 75 years.
Now you may think that’s a long time off, but it’s not really. Today we have some people, who are still alive who watched the first airplane fly. And therefore much of this might actually occur in your lifetime, considering people are living longer today. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank. Lance Winslow believes writing 23,300 articles by May 23, 2011 is difficult because all the letters on his keyboard are now worn off.
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