The Straight Dope: An airplane taxies in one direction on a moving conveyor belt going the opposite direction. Can the plane take off?

The Straight Dope: An airplane taxies in one direction on a moving conveyor belt going the opposite direction. Can the plane take off?:

Bit of a brain bender. But if you take a while to think about it it sort of makes sense.

I once thought of suggesting this as a way of eliminating the need for run ways in land-starved Singapore. I mean, think about all that land you could save!

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