International Member
Sir Frank Whittle
1907-1996
Sir Frank Whittle
International Member
Retired Research Professor, U.S. Department of the Navy
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  • 1979
  • Aerospace
  • Earth Resources
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  • 1979
  • Aerospace
  • Earth Resources
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  • 1979
  • Aerospace
  • Earth Resources
Memorial Tribute

BY RICHARD J.COAR

ONE OF THE twentieth century’s best “hands on” engineers, Sir Frank Whittle, will be remembered as the earliest inventor of the aircraft turbojet engine, and for his persistence in demonstrating its feasibility ...

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Election Citation
Contributions, inventions, and practice of the engineering art leading to pioneering developments in turbojet engines for aircraft.
Employment
  • U.S. Naval Academy Adjunct Research Professor