Richard Stanton-Jones

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Richard Stanton-Jones
Born(1926-09-25)25 September 1926
Died23 January 1991(1991-01-23) (aged 64)
ResidenceEngland, United Kingdom
CitizenshipBritish
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Known for
AwardsElmer A. Sperry Award, 1968
Scientific career
FieldsEngineering

Dr. Richard (Dick) Stanton-Jones D.Sc(Hon), FEng, M.A., M.Sc., CEng. (25 September 1926 – 23 January 1991) was an English aeronautical engineer, chief designer Saunders-Roe,[1] managing director of British Hovercraft Corp.[2] and vice-chairman of Westland Helicopters.[3]

He is perhaps best known for his contribution, along with Sir. Christopher Cockerell, to the development of the SR.N1 hovercraft[4] manufactured by Saunders-Roe.

Life[edit]

Richard Stanton-Jones was born in Bombay, India to Indian Army Officer, Brig. John C. Jones OBE and Katharine Stanton, daughter of the American missionary Rev. Dr. William A Stanton.

He attended King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, King's College, Cambridge and the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield.

In 1950, Richard Stanton-Jones joined De Havilland Engine Co.. He worked under A.V. Cleaver in the DH special projects section.

In 1949, he married Dorine Mary Watkins, and in 1950 they had a son, Richard Stanton-Jones Jr.

In 1968 Richard Stanton-Jones won the Sperry Award along with Sir. Christopher Cockerell "...for the design, construction and application of a family of commercially useful hovercraft."

Richard Stanton-Jones died of lung cancer at his house, "Doubloon," Seaview, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom on 23 January 1991.

Publications[edit]

R. Stanton Jones, (1950) "An empirical method for rapidly estimating the loading distributions on swept back wings" p. 17-23.

R. Stanton-Jones, M.A., D.C.Ae., C.Eng., A.F.R.Ae.S., (1993) "The Future Development of Hovercraft: The 1968 Lord Sempill Paper", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 40 Iss: 5, pp. 4 – 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cagle, Malcolm W. Flying Ships; Hovercraft and Hydrofoils. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970. 26. Print.
  2. ^ "Travel: Hovering Ahead". Time Magazine. 9 August 1968. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Simon D., ed. "Obituaries." The Times [London] 1 February 1991: 12. Print.
  4. ^ Davis, Gordon A., and James Summerford. Who's Who in Engineering. Washington, DC: American Association of Engineering Societies, 1991. Print.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Maurice Brennan
Chief Designer of Saunders-Roe
1959-
Succeeded by
Company defunct