Is It Time To Build Floating Airports?

People have wanted to build floating airports since we first took flight. Now we have the technology to make it happen.

Airports that float on water. I know what you're thinking, 'Cool idea, Jonathan, but that will never actually happen!' Well maybe... but maybe not! Floating airports would solve some major problems that plague their land-bound cousins, offering virtually unlimited runway expansion to cities with very limited land area. Recently we've seen some serious efforts to turn floating airports into reality. From the experimental mega-float project in Japan, to the proposed London Britannia Airport in the Thames Estuary, today we're looking at the crazy engineering ideas that could be the future of airports.