The genesis of the turbojet (joint with Rugby Aviation Group)

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Technical lecture
22 October 2019 18:00 - 20:00
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The development history of the turbojet is one of vision and genius, marred by a lack of innovative governmental thinking. The latter led to a timeline that could've been so much shorter, potentially enabling Britain to have operational jet aircraft much earlier in World War II - and perhaps significantly shortening the conflict...

That development took place in and around Rugby. At this event the story of the turbojet and its development led by Frank Whittle (see here for his titles) is told by his son, Ian Whittle.

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Free, open to all (members, visitors, family, friends...), and with no need to book, the talk starts at 6:30pm; refreshments from 6pm.


Ian Whittle, son of Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle


Benn Hall (Rokeby Room) - Rugby
Newbold Road
CV21 2LN
United Kingdom

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