Wendell E. Reed

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Wendell E. Reed was an aircraft engineer noted primarily for inventing the engine microjet controller (EMC), for which he was awarded the Wright Brothers Medal in 1955.[1][2][3] Reed's experiences in the USAAF piloting the B-25 kindled a lifelong interest in flight and he later completed his degree at University of Wisconsin in Mechanical Engineering.[4] He subsequently joined Solar Aircraft Co, where he developed the EMC.


  1. ^ "Inventor Award". The Aeroplane 90: 206. 1956. 
  2. ^ "Announcement". American Aviation 19: 175. 1956. 
  3. ^ Pneumatic Control for Turbojets and Ramjets: A New System by Solar (1955) Flight 68(2445), 847.
  4. ^ Williams, J. (2005) Wendell E. Reed; prestigious award winner at Solar San Diego Union-Tribue, April 2, 2005.