Sir Frank Whittle – Innovative Aviator

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Sir Frank Whittle – Innovative Aviator

April 24, 2012 by  
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ir Frank Whittle was an RAF officer attributed for starting the Jet Age. Born in Coventry on 1 June 1907, Whittle was accepted into the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1923. By 1928 he was a qualified pilot officer. By working alongside his father, Whittle learned much about engineering from a young age and it greatly interested him.

B-24 Liberator

February 9, 2009 by  
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The B-24 Liberator, as successful as it was in its missions, has always remained in the shadow of the older B-17 Flying Fortress. Ironically, the B-24 had an overall greater military capability than the B-17 and the B-24 was produced in far greater numbers. When Consolidated Aircraft won the contract to produce the B-24 for [...]

Tour the Amazing Royal Air Force Museum

December 12, 2007 by  
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The Royal Air Force Museum is the only national museum in Britain which is completely dedicated to aviation. The museum is consists of two separate sites: Hendon in North London, and Cosford in Shropshire in the West Midlands. The exhibits at these two sites complement one another, offering a unique experience to those who choose to visit both.