Frank Whittle


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English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)

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Varian, assistant to Michael Jarvis when the stable landed the Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes in 2003 and 2008, has high hopes for Dewhust and Racing Post entry Ektihaam, who earned a 33-1 quote for the 2,000 Guineas after recording a debut win at Newbury, but they don't match the level of Frankel's achievements.
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.
Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine, whose revolutionary concept encountered resistance from the British government for more than a decade before finally transforming the 20th century, died Thursday in his home in Columbia, Md.
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.
I WAS pleased to see that you covered the 75th Anniversary of the first flight of the Gloster Whittle E28/39 in Saturday's Telegraph especially as I have a great interest in Frank Whittle as my father was at school with him in Leamington Spa.
The panel previewing the race includes Hennessy-winning jockeys Andrew Thornton, Jamie Osborne and Bill Smith, as well as Aly Branford and Frank Whittle.
This statue of Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, was unveiled yesterday by his son.
Only a third of people know that Isambard Kingdom Brunel created Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge and only 20% of people know that Frank Whittle created the jet engine
1930: Frank Whittle (later Sir) patented the jet engine.
Frank Whittle, defending, said Thomas was now getting his life together, and with his partner was expecting their first baby next year.
Sir Frank Whittle was truly a great man ahead of his time.
FORMER jockey Frank Whittle and his wife Joan describe their new home with such unabated joy they could have touched down in racing paradise.
His biographer, Nicholas Jones, said: "When Frank Whittle was designing his jet engine you very rarely met anyone from another culture - let alone travelled to distant continents.
A MONUMENT in honour of Coventry's jet engine inventor Sir Frank Whittle could be removed.