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Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996) was an English aeronautical engineer who invented the turbojet engine in 1930 (the first application of the gas turbine to jet propulsion). Previously the gas turbine had been regarded as a machine for supplying shaft power, but Whittle saw it as a means for providing jet propulsion in aircrafts. His vision would radically alter the course of aviation history. The historic first flight of an aircraft with his turbojet engine took place in 1941.
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Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Whittle, Frank". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 18, 2006; Last revised Date August 18, 2006; Retrieved May 25, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Whittle,_Frank>