september, 2021

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am31jan(jan 31)9:00 pmFrank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution - OnlineIan Whittle & Duncan Campbell-Smith(september 25) 9:00 am - (january 31) 9:00 pm Event Type:Black Friars,Blackfriars digital

Time

September 25 (Saturday) 9:00 am - January 31 (Monday) 9:00 pm

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Virtual Event

Event Details

Had the authorities listened to Frank Whittle the Battle of Britain would have been over within days with countless lives saved. We know the tale of the Dam Busters’ bouncing bomb but less well-known is the extraordinary story of how a British innovator created one of the twentieth-century’s most important inventions, the jet engine. Duncan Campbell-Smith, author of a major new biography, is joined by Ian Whittle, son of Sir Frank Whittle and himself a pilot, to explore the intriguing life and extraordinary story of one of Britain’s greatest pioneers, marking the 80th anniversary of the very first jet engine flight in Brockworth just outside Gloucester. Chaired by the BBC’s Vernon Harwood.

This is a pre-recorded event which will be available from 9am on 25 September to 9pm on 31 January 2022.

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Duncan Campbell-Smith, author of a major new biography, is joined by Ian Whittle, son of Sir Frank Whittle and himself a pilot, to explore the extraordinary story of how a British innovator created one of the twentieth-century’s most important inventions, the jet engine.

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