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Mr. Ian Whittle son of Sir Frank Whittle visits the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base Ohio Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What happens when you mix a 22-year-old self-taught aeronautical engineer and Royal Air Force pilot, with a slide rule, a solid background in math, and an idea? Well, you get the birth of the jet age.In 1928 Frank Whittle wrote a thesis entitled “Future Developments in Aircraft Design” where he proved, by
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