Frank Whittle

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Frank Whittle

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.

Frank was born in Earlsdon, Coventry, England back in 1907 to Moses and Sara.  He attended school at Leamington College for Boys, however after due to a faltering business ran by his father he had to quit.  He then devoted himself to being an engineer and mechanic.   However, here is the rest of the story. 

In January 1923 he passed the RAF (Royal Air Force) entrance exam with high marks however it was short lived as he did not pass the medical exam.  Standing only 5’0” and having a small chest he started a regiment of training and eating.  He tried again 6 months later and not only passed the written exam he also passed the medical.  He was so proficient he soloed after only 13.5 hours of training.  This was also short lived as he enjoyed showboating and overconfidence which gave me numerous “red ink warnings”.  So what was he to do except to work in development.  So now is the time to ask the question.  For what will he go down in the history books for?  Well you are in luck he is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine.  

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Well at least he did not whittle his time away!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 30, 2016 10:25 PM #1
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Excellent, James. I learn something everytime I get a chance to drop by.  Good show.

May 01, 2016 02:05 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James, that was a great contribution. A

May 01, 2016 03:49 AM #3
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James and so interesting information about Frank Whittle and only 5' tall, amazing ...

May 01, 2016 03:55 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I love inspirational stories about figures in history who aspired to greatness and achieved the impossible. Thank you, James. I know I can always count on you to deliver an interesting tale, even if you suddenly don't talk to me anymore for some unknown reason.

May 01, 2016 04:14 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- small in stature but where on earth would we be without his invention!  Have a great Sunday. 

May 01, 2016 04:19 AM #6
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James.  Wow! Huge contribution.  Thanks.

May 01, 2016 04:29 AM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Frank Whittle was a man ahead of his time  . . . . and made his mark in inventing the turbojet engine.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 01, 2016 12:48 PM #8
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. Wow, a good example of size just doesn't matter. He was brilliant and had a major accomplishment.

May 01, 2016 07:57 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks James.  I had no clue about Mr. Whittle, but I certainly have many hours behind his invention.

May 01, 2016 09:10 PM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Interesting to learn about Frank Whittle and his invention of the turbojet engine. Hey James, -  way, way over my head!!

May 03, 2016 11:56 AM #11
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