I've written several posts here about floating an airport in the NYC narrows, as well as airports constructed over hundreds of acres of Midtown rooftops, hundreds of small landing strips crossing the Atlantic, innumerable planes and dirigibles with lad fields on/in them, and covering the Thames at Big Ben. (See here for some of these stories.) But I've not seen a floating or hovering anti-gravity airport until now.
The question for me would be--why, if you have somehow mastered gravity enough to float a large piece of concrete tonnage like an airport in the sky, why, oh why, are you still using airplanes?
The answer doesn't matter, here, only the art does.Actually, the writing doesn't matter, either; just check out the excerpt below.) This again a piece of delicious imagination by Frank R. Pauil created for the July 1929 issue of Air Wonder Stories. The drawing below must be among the first of its kind to depict a collision between two anti-gravity floating/hovering airports. (!)
"The Professor stared blankly a moment, then rushed away to the office. We followed breathlessly.
The outer door had been forced, its lock being broken, but beyond this no damage had been done so far as we could discover. Anxiously we ran over the papers--not a print was missing...."
It might have been more interesting if the thief had stolen all of the "e's" from those papers. There are 9,500 more words in this story, but I can't make ir any further than this...And also this: