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Every city will have a tall building with antenna like
"aircar" receiver shafts. Once the aircars are connected to
the antenna like shafts they are lead
down and into the airport building where the passengers
with their luggage and
documents are checked and released.
aircraft will receive fueling from an air
tanker as it approaches the city, so that it can stay at the
heights without ever approaching close to the town itself.
It will then be escorted by small "air cars" - ultralight
quadcopters that attach to the plane's side, and allow the
passengers to move off to these. The luggage will be
automatically removed to similar "air cars".
The air cars then act as elevators, taking the passengers
to the "airport" connecting to the "shafts" and then taken in.
A similar process is used for departing flights.
A staff changing procedure will be in place so that the
does not need to land.
The plane would land on air craft carriers far off at sea for
maintenance. These can be made as a luxurious ship, so the
staff that brought the plane in for maintenance can enjoy
||I can't tell which of us is drunk.
||Deliberately and routinely exposing aircraft to salt-air, over
seawater, is generally not a good idea.
||//I can't tell which of us is drunk.//
||Would you care to share your inspiration or what
problem you are trying to solve? I didn't know there
was such a large downside to planes landing that it
might be worth this much effort. And while I could
see avoiding highly populated areas for scheduled
maintenance landings, it seems like it would be a lot
cheaper to use remote areas on land rather than
giant air craft carriers.
||The sea part is a side remark. The idea is basically to keep the
planes, with their noise away from the population, and to
free large areas of the city from the need of having a landing
||//Deliberately and routinely exposing aircraft to salt-air,
over seawater, is generally not a good idea.//
||Which is why that whole aircraft carrier thing never really
took off (so to speak).
||I'm thinking two spinning disks on one axle.
||Disk 1 - At the outer edge it will be travelling it
will be at about the speed of the plane is trying to
land at. Big magnetic (or just using lots of
bluetack) clamps drag the plane towards the
centre which is obviously moving much more
||Disk 2 - is lower, it is the take-off one, and the
plane is lightly dropped onto a point near the
centre of the disk where it gradually creeps
towards the outer edge of the disk, gathering
||The outer edge of disk is poised over a tank full of
alligators and jihadists (armed only with staple
removers). This is to ensure total concentration
on the part of the pontius.
By gearing disk 1 and 2 together it should be able
to save some of the energy involved.
NB still waiting for previous Nobel Prize...they said
it went recorded delivery, but that ages ago.
||Did they ring the bell, or dont you have one?