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."

Source: Flight Daily News