You've Heard of Pocket Parks, but Pocket Airports?
Dr. Brien Seeley, president of CAFE (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency, NASA loves their acronyms) gave a presentation last week about how this might work. Ben Coxworth of Gizmag was there:
"According to Seeley, by the time travelers have made their way by ground to their city's one main airport, and then traveled again by ground from the destination airport to their final destination point, the speed with which the waiting airliner will get them there has been negated. The solution, he explained, is 2 to 4-passenger SAVs that could ferry people between the main airports and conveniently-located pocket airports."