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  Frank Whittle
Sir Frank Whittle (June 1, 1907 - August 9, 1996) was one of the key figures in the early development of the jet engine.
Whittle returned to England where Rolls-Royce were given charge of engine construction and Whittle was in control of development.
Whittle retired from the RAF with the rank of Air Commodore in 1948 and was made a Knight of the British Empire (KBE) in that same year.
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 Sir Frank Whittle
Sir Frank Whittle entered Leamington College on a scholarship at the age of 11 and became an apprentice in the Royal Air Force College as a pilot officer in 1928.
Whittle received knighthood for achievements in the fields of jet propulsion and aircraft development.
Sir Frank Whittle retired from the R.A.F. with the rank of Air Commodore and later served as technical advisor to British Overseas Airways and Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy.
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 Dictionary : Whittle
Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England in 1907, Frank Whittle entered the Royal Air Force (RAF) College in Cranwell in 1926 as a flight cadet and soon qualified as a pilot.
Whittle ground-tested his first jet engine in 1937-the date generally given for the invention of the jet engine-although the first operational jet engine was designed in Germany by Hans Pabst von Ohain.
Whittle retired from the RAF in 1948 with the rank of air commodore and was knighted that same year.
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 Frank Whittle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Whittle was born in Earlsdon, Coventry on June 1 1907, son of a mechanic.
Whittle was the exception to the rule, graduating 1928 at the age of 21, ranked second in his class and a "Exceptional to Above Average" pilot.
Frank Whittle retired from the RAF With the rank of Air Commodore in 1948 and was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in that same year.
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 Sir Frank Whittle
Whittle ensured that Britain was the first to enter the jet age when, on May 15 1941, the jet-propelled Gloster-Whittle E 28/39 flew successfully from Cranwell.
Frank Whittle was born on June 1 1907, in the Earlsdon district of Coventry, the son of a foreman in a machine tool factory.
Whittle was appointed CBE in 1944, CB in 1947, and KBE in 1948.
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 Frank Whittle Summary
Whittle was born in Earlsdon, Coventry, England on June 1, 1907, the son of a mechanic.
Whittle was the exception to the rule, graduating in 1928 at the age of 21, ranked second in his class in academics and an "Exceptional to Above Average" pilot.
Whittle was frustrated by Rover's inability to deliver production-quality parts, as well as with their "we know better than you" attitude, and became increasingly vocal about his complaints.
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 Frank Whittle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Frank Whittle was born on the first of June 1907 in Earlsdon, Coventry.
Frank was educated at Milverton primary school and later at the Leamington College for boys.
Frank Whittle trained at RAF Cranwell as a fitter/rigger for three years and because he did so well, he was offered the chance of an officer cadetship and the chance to fly.
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 BBC - History - Frank Whittle (1907 - 1996)
Frank Whittle was born on 1 June 1907 in Coventry, the son of a mechanic.
As a cadet Whittle had written a thesis arguing that planes would need to fly at high altitudes, where air resistance is much lower, in order to achieve long ranges and high speeds.
Whittle retired from the RAF in 1948 with the rank of air commodore.
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 Profile of Frank Whittle
Frank Whittle (1907-1996) was born into a working class family in Coventry, England.
Whittle was soon plucked from the obscure ranks of apprentices and chosen to join the RAF's Officers Training College at Cranwell.
Whittle met with leaders of Britain's Air Ministry to gain the support necessary in order to develop the jet, but the Air Ministry dismissed his ideas.
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 Whittle, Sir Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Born in 1907 near Coventry, England, Whittle was given a toy airplane with a clockwork propeller at the age of four.
Whittle's invention led to the development of many other aircraft, such as the Gloster Meteor which was used to shoot down German V-1 flying bombs at the end of the war.
Frank Whittle retired from the RAF in 1948 was knighted shortly afterwards, finally receiving the official recognition his momentous invention deserved.
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 BBC - Gloucestershire Features - Sir Frank Whittle: Gloucestershire's hero
Frank Whittle gave Britain the technology that turned the 20th century into the jet age of international air travel - but the path to his highflying place in history was not without turbulence.
Whittle was all of these things, and a fighter in particular, with enemies including an industrialist who tried to steal his ideas, lack of funding, government interference and a military that lacked the vision to back his ideas.
Frank Whittle was knighted in 1976 and went to work in the United States shortly afterwards.
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 The Royal Air Force - History Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Frank Whittle was born on June 1, 1907 in Coventry into a working class background, the eldest child of Moses and Sara Alice Whittle.
Whittle wanted to fly, and was determined to join the RAF as an apprentice.
Later in training, Whittle was disqualified from the RM Groves memorial prize for aerobatics after including a 'bunt' in his display - despite the fact entire display approved by his squadron commander, Squadron Leader (later Air Chief Marshal) Arthur Coningham.
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 Frank Whittle and the P-59A American turbojet
In 1929, PO Whittle sketched an engine in which a piston-driven compressor would inject fuel and air into a firebox, where it would burn, expand, and be vented out the rear.
Whittle abandoned the piston-jet hybrid when he calculated that it would weigh as much as a conventional engine, deliver no additional thrust, and burn more fuel.
Whittle was given the use of an old BTH foundry near Rugby called the Ladywood Works--"drab, pinch-penny, and sometimes frightening," as he later described it.
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 Frank Whittle and the Worlds First Jet, Gloster E28/39.
According to Sir Ralph Robins, the Chairman of Rolls-Royce, "Frank Whittle's pioneering work on the turbojet engine is probably the most important mechanical invention this century.
Frank Whittle first formed the idea of using gas turbines to drive aircraft at far higher speeds and altitudes than so far reached whilst still a RAF cadet at Cranwell.
It was not until nine years later, having served as a test pilot and awarded a 1st class degree at Cambridge, that he was able to complete a proof of concept engine and ran it successfully at the British Thompson- Houston works at Rugby on 12th April 1937.
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 Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile
Inheriting an inventiveness and love of things mechanical from his father, Frank Whittle began cultivating his love of flying and airplanes at the age of sixteen, when he became an apprentice with the Royal Air Force and began flying airplanes.
After graduation, Whittle became a pilot officer in the No. 111 Fighter Squadron and by 1930 was promoted to flying officer and an instructor at the No. 2 Flying Training School, Digby.
Whittle patented the idea in 1930 but unfortunately, the British Air Ministry did not immediately want to pursue support further development of Whittle's idea.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Frank Whittle
Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907–9 August 1996) was a Royal Air Force officer was one of the inventors of jet propulsion.
Whittle and Hans von Ohain met after the war and initially Whittle was angry with him as he felt Ohain had stolen his ideas.
Instead he described what is today referred to as a motorjet, a motor using a conventional piston engine to provide compressed air to a combustion chamber whose exhaust was used directly for thrust – essentially an afterburner attached to a propeller engine.
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 Whittle, Sir Frank - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Whittle was one of the first men to associate the gas turbine with jet propulsion.
Previously the gas turbine had been regarded as a machine for supplying shaft power, but Whittle saw it as an ideal means for providing jet propulsion in aircraft.
The Germans and the Italians who constructed and flew the first jet aircraft used the basic engine designs that Whittle patented in the 1930s; the early American jet engines were also based on Whittle's work.
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 Coventry University news - Frank Whittle To Be Honoured By University - 22 February 2001
Coventry-born jet engine pioneer Sir Frank Whittle is to be honoured by Coventry University by having an engineering building named after him.
Frank Whittle was born in Earlsdon, Coventry in 1907.
During his lifetime Frank Whittle was awarded many prizes, elected a member of the Royal Academy, knighted and awarded the Order of Merit.
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Born in Coventry, Frank Whittle was just 21 years old when he first discussed his idea of turbo jet engine propulsion with the Air Ministry.
I understand Sir Frank Whittle considered his time at Cambridge with great affection, donating all of his papers to the Churchill Archives Centre shortly before his death in 1966.
In 1972 the Whittle Laboratory was named after him and is dedicated to the study of the aerodynamics of turbines.
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 Jet Engine-Whittle
The British government (Whittle was an RAF Officer) failed to recognize the value of Whittle's invention and was slow to adopt the new technology.
Whittle retired from the Army in 1941, was knighted and received £100,000.
His memory lives on through the Sir Frank Whittle Medal which was recently awarded to Tim Lee-Berens, the acknowledged founder of the internet.
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 Frank Whittle
Frank Whittle, the son of a mechanic, was born in Coventry, England, on 1st June, 1907.
Frank Whittle died in Columbia, Maryland, on 8th August, 1996.
It was during this time that I first met Frank Whittle, the designer of the first jet engine.
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 Frank Whittle - Moviefone
Frank Whittle speaking to employees of the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory...
Frank Whittle was born on June 1 1907, in the Earlsdon district of Coventry,...
Frank Whittle - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Frank Whittle Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 frank whittle jet engine inventor jet
Whittle's jet-propelled Gloster E28 took its first flight on 15th May, 1941 and travelled at speeds of 350 mph.
Whittle retired from the Royal Air Force in 1948 with the rank of air commodore.
In 1977 Whittle was appointed research professor at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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 Frank Whittle - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Frank Whittle - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Whittle, Sir Frank (1907-1996), British aeronautical engineer, aviator, and inventor of the turbojet engine.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is a U.S. organization founded in 1973 to honor successful inventors.
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 Frank Whittle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Whittle speaking to employees of the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory (Now known as the NASA Glenn Research Center), USA, in 1946
The "Whittle Arch" statue is a large wing-like structure outside the Coventry Transport Museum.
In Whittles birthplace, Coventry, there is a plaque commemorating the house where he was born and grew up, in Newcombe Road, Earlsdon.
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 Frank Whittle
Although Frank Whittle's company, Power Jets Ltd were only in Lutterworth from 1937 to 1945, it was the product of those years that would change the world — the invention of the jet engine.
By then Frank Whittle’s health deteriorated and he resigned from Power Jets in 1946.
Sir Frank Whittle died of cancer in 1996 aged 89.
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