Event Coverage ,Goodwood Revival
SEP 07th 2018

Bob Murray

What makes the Whittle jet engine so special

One of the fascinating displays in this year’s Freddie March Spirit of Aviation display is not an aircraft at all, but an engine. The first jet engine in fact, as designed (by Sir Frank Whittle) and built (by Rolls-Royce) in 1943. We’ve seen it before at Revival but this year there’s a twist: they fire the thing up. 


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