Destination: Kansas City
Leg Length: 2hrs 20min
Green was educated at St Olave's Grammar School and then gained an RAF scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1983 with first class honours in mathematics. He qualified as a fighter pilot on F-4 Phantom and Tornado F3 aircraft, and later became Officer Commanding Operations Wing at RAF Wittering.
Andy Green is the current holder of the World Land speed record, and the first person to break the sound barrier on land. On 25 September 1997 in ThrustSSC he beat the previous record in Black Rock Desert, USA, reaching a speed of 714.144 mph (1149.30 km/h). On October 15, 1997, exactly 50 years and 1 day after the sound barrier was broken in aerial flight by Chuck Yeager, Andy Green reached 763.035 mph (1227.99 km/h), the first supersonic record (Mach 1.016). His call sign was "Dead Dog".
Andy is now working with Richard Noble again on their new record attempt to break the 1,000 mph mark with Bloodhound SSC.
Mission Control feels humbled by Andy's superior record breaking skills, thanks Andy for being part of the team and a huge thank you for being the pilot who broke our record.
|My two record breaking locations|