Aircraft powerplants from liquid cooled to jet turbines

Jan 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Flight Foundation (10719 Bernie Webber Drive). Join the historic Flight Foundation for a lecture by Barry Latter.

“When we look at the powerplants on airplanes in the Historic Flight Foundation inventory, we see they are dominated by air cooled radial engines.  We will follow the evolution of the air cooled powerplant to the jet turbines. The basic engines actually evolved prior to 1927 and were then enhanced by better manufacturing, fuels, propellers and superchargers. We will also meet, in some cases, the same imaginative brains that created the production jets before 1957.”

The same lecture will take place Jan. 19 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.