Science: Jeticicm

The inventor of the turbojet engine walked off the Queen Elizabeth last week, on his way to receive the U.S. Legion of Merit. Slim, smart Air Commodore Frank Whittle of the R.A.F. was brimming (in a reserved, don't-spill-a-drop British manner) with enthusiasm for the jet age.

Britain's experimental jet-powered passenger plane, the Nene-Lancastrian, said Whittle, was "an almost alarming-success." Flying on jets alone, she was uncannily quiet. "You can hear the engines of other planes. Imagine what that means to flying! Almost everybody gets tired on airplanes. It's the noise and vibration that...

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