The Royal flight path

As readers of this blog know, I love the Economist‘s cover art, even if I think the editorial line is sometimes nuts. This week the magazine (which persists in describing itself as a “newspaper”) has decided that the way to expand Heathrow airport is to do so by building up to four new runways to the west, over what is now a reservoir.

One side-effect of this idea would be to place the flight-path directly over Windsor Castle, which might cheese off its current owners, a thought neatly captured by the cover.