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  1. Pop Rivet — 2020-06-21 10:35:43
    …ensive, time consuming task. The "Pop" rivet freed up workers and increased production. This was particularly useful in Aircraft manufacture. Wylie was an engineer and Royal Navy reservist, he was granted a British patent for "an improved means o…
    …f closing tubular rivets." in 1917. He then joined the British aircraft company Armstrong-Whitworth. {{Image url="Pop-rivet-advert.jpg" class="left" title="Pop rivet advert" width="700" }} Ge…
    …any of Birmingham, [[Warwickshire]] [[England]] also began manufacturing the "Pop" rivet as war increased the need for aircraft. {{tag ids="Rivet Aviation Engineer Production"}}…
  2. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …er only. They also sent out a contract for a simple airframe to carry the engine, which was quickly taken up by Gloster Aircraft. == It works == In September 1939, the Air Ministry issued a specification to GAC (Gloster Aircraft Company) for an a…
  3. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    … class="right" title="Southampton, the first 'Air Port'" width="350" }} In 1910 Edwin Moon took off in his Moonbeam II aircraft in **air fields** near Southampton. During World War I, Southampton became a major post for military aircraft, these we…
    …g Boats == When aviation kicked off one of the major problems of flying to a destination was finding somewhere for the aircraft to land. The flying boats were a way around this because all they needed to **land** was a stretch of water. And sea po…
    … guide the plane to open water ready for take-off. Between the wars, the Solent area in [[Hampshire]] became a hub for aircraft production to meet the growing civilian air transportation sector. {{Image url="Saunders-Roe_Princess.jpg" class="lef…
  4. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …date="6 December1799" Place="Sheffield" death_date="13 December 1883" }} ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| The '''first''' aircraft to fly under its own power was flown by its inventor, '''John Stringfellow''' (1799-1883), in Chard [[Somerset ]] [[Eng…
    … him to develop an efficient cambered airfoil and the first person to identify the four vector forces that influence an aircraft: thrust, lift, drag, and gravity. He successfully flew a gliding aircraft in **1804** and later there are reports tha…
    …iation. ::c:: == Steam powered flight == {{Image url="StringfellowModel.jpg" class="right" title="Model of Stringfellow aircraft in Chard" width="400" }}The model was powered by a tiny '''steam engine''' housed in the gondola below the wings. This …
  5. Air Traffic Control — 2017-07-06 13:23:45
    …airspace”, a network of airway corridors that provide a safety zone for air traffic to operate in. Distances vary but aircraft that are flying along the airways under [[radar]] surveillance are kept five nautical miles apart horizontally or at le…
  6. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …titled Detection and location of aircraft by radio methods. The concept clearly had amazing potential and Watson-Watt was promptly asked for a demonstration. T…
    …er research at Orfordness. On** April 2, 1935** Watson-Watt was granted a patent for radar. By June they were detecting aircraft at 17 miles, which was enough to stop all work on competing sound-based detection systems. By the end of the year the r…
  7. Harrier Jump Jet — 2017-01-18 16:14:57
    …parks or forest clearings, without requiring large and vulnerable air bases. Later, the design was adapted for use from aircraft carriers. The RAF retired the Harrier in 2011 and sold the fleet to the US for £180 million. More than 50 years late…
    …r and the jumpjet has a contender in the Lockheed Martin F-35B aircraft whose VTO engines are supplied by Rolls Royce. {{image url="harrier-jump-jet-vertical-take-off.jpg" class="left" title…

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