Sir Frank Whittle


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Noun1.Sir Frank Whittle - English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
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1963) 1907 Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the turbojet engine (d.
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- JUNE 18, 1982: The unveiling of a small plaque dedicated to Coventry born jet pioneer Sir Frank Whittle, credited with inventing the turbo jet engine.
Sir Frank Whittle, on the other hand, was quite clear that to enable aircraft to fly higher and faster the only answer was to have a powerful jet exhaust.
Named after Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, father of the jet propulsion engine, this medal is awarded to an engineer, normally resident in the UK, for outstanding and sustained achievement which has contributed to the wellbeing of the nation.
This statue of Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, was unveiled yesterday by his son.
Trevor baylis obe cites Sir Frank Whittle, pictured, inventor of the jet engine, as his inventing hero.
The world's busiest international airport is certainly a fitting venue and we hope that all visitors enjoy the experience." Among the items on show is a rare early example of the first jet engine, built in 1943 by British designer Sir Frank Whittle, with a supporting display provided by Alstec.
Its development was pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle of Coventry, with thousands produced by Armstrong Siddeley (which later became Rolls-Royce) at the former Parkside factory.
SIR Frank Whittle invented the jet engine in 1931 but could get no-one to pay attention.
von Ohain, 79 -- now a senior research engineer at the University of Dayton (Ohio) Research Institute--and Sir Frank Whittle, 84--a British aviator who now serves as an adjunct research professor at the U.S.
Sir Frank Whittle was truly a great man ahead of his time.