An audio presentation from a live talk given by The Lord Drayson at the Royal Aeronautical Society for the annual Whittle Named Lecture in June 2009.
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03/02/2010 By Royal Aeronautical Society |
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The Whittle lecture was established to honour Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE CB FEng HonFRAeS FRS who died in 1996. Sir Frank had the idea of using a gas turbine to produce a propulsive jet directly. He lived to see the abundant fulfilment, for both military and civil aircraft, of the ‘jet revolution’ in which he had played such a seminal role.
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