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Frank Whittle
Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, was an English Royal Air Force air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. A patent was submitted by Maxime Guillaume in 1921 for a similar invention; however, this was technically unfeasible at the time. Whittle's jet engines were developed some years earlier than those of Germany's Hans von Ohain who was the designer of the first operational turbojet engine. From an early age, Whittle demonstrated an aptitude for engineering and an interest in flying. At first he was turned down by the RAF but, determined to join the Royal Air Force, he overcame his physical limitations and was accepted and sent to No. 2 School of Technical Training to join No 1 Squadron of Cranwell Aircraft Apprentices. He was taught the theory of aircraft engines and gained practical experience in the engineering workshops. His academic and practical abilities as an Aircraft Apprentice earned him a place on the officer training course at Cranwell.
BornJune 1, 1907, Earlsdon, Coventry, England
DiedAugust 9, 1996, Columbia, Maryland, United States
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
Years of service1923–1948
RankAir Commodore
Battles/warsWorld War II
Spouse(s)Dorothy Lee (1930–1976), Hazel Hall (1976–1996 – his death)
Other workBOAC technical advisor, Shell engineer, engineer for Bristol Aero Engines, NAVAIR Professor at the US Naval Academy

About Frank Whittle

Pilot Frank Whittle was born in England on June 1, 1907. He dies at the age of 89, on August 9, 1996.

He is most recognized for creating the jet engine as a pilot and aviation engineer. He was a British Royal Air Force engineer air officer who retired in 1948 and was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Frank Whittle before becoming famous

Frank Whittle was born in the Zodiac sign Gemini (The Twins), and 1907 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Goat (羊).

He was twice turned down for the RAF because of his diminutive stature, but was temporarily admitted the third time.

Achievement of Frank Whittle

He prepared a thesis while in the RAF arguing for the benefits of jet engine flight, and was soon given the funding to start building a prototype engine.

Frank Whittle's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

His father was a mechanic, which laid the groundwork for his illustrious career.

Frank Whittle Collabed with

At the same time that he was developing his jet designs, Pilot Erich Warsitz of Germany was putting his own prototypes through their paces.

Frank Whittle Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Frank Whittle updated on March 16 2023.