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  • Flight 100 - History 1939-1948

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Bill Gunston

    The Second World War brought aerospace innovation on both sides, but the sound barrier remained intact until 1947
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    News | 16 Jul 2008 09:18

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  • Flight's 100 Greatest revealed

    News | 16 Jul 2008 09:00

    After weeks of voting and thousands of votes, the results of Flight's 100 Greatest are now public
  • Jet engine pioneer remembered

    News | 27 Jul 2000 00:00

    There's a special tribute to the jet pioneer Sir Frank Whittle on the historic aircraft park. Sir Frank developed the turbojet engine in the 1930s and by 1942 had set up initial engine production at the Whetstone site, then known as Power Jets. It's now the headquarters of the Alstec Group, which is one of the part-sponsors of the exhibit. Other sponsor companies are the Society of British Aerospace Companies, De Boer Structures and the Midland Air Museum, which has brought along the last, and most powerful of Whittle's designs - the W2/700, which was flown in the Gloster E28/39. One of the first visitors to the stand was Frank's son Ian, a retired airline pilot, who says: "This is a great memory aid for people, to remind them of my father's contribution."
  • Whittle dead

    News | 14 Aug 1996 11:29

    <p>Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine, has died at the age of 89. The Royal Air Force officer filed the first jet patent in January 1930, and set up his own company, called Power Jets, test-running the WU engine in 1937 while still a serving officer. The work resulted in the first flight of the W1 in the Gloster E28/39 in May 1941. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>