Andy has ‘the World’s Best day job’ as a Fighter Pilot in the Royal Air Force. He flew the F4 Phantom in Germany at the end of the Cold War, and the Tornado F3 on operations including the Balkans and the Middle East. He’s currently working in the Royal Air Force Headquarters, supporting operations around the globe, and wishing he was still flying....
Andy also has ‘the World’s Best holiday job’, working as part of a Land Speed Record team. In 1997 he was the driver for the Thrust SSC team, as they set the current World Record of 763 mph, still the world’s first and only supersonic Record. In 2006 he drove a pair of JCB digger engines in close formation, in the JCB DIESELMAX, to a diesel world record of 350 mph. He’s now working with Project BLOODHOUND to make another great statement about world-class British engineering, and aiming to inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers, as the team builds the world’s first 1000 mph car.
Chairman of the Royal Air Force Cresta team, Yachtmaster, aerobatic pilot (sadly, my flying is only at weekends now, and at my own expense), Harley rider, skydiver – the usual stuff to keep me entertained when I’m not at work or involved with a record car.
I have the best wife in the world. Emma is an eye specialist and is fully supportive of all the unusual things I get up to in my spare time. When we met in 2007 she had never even heard of the World Land Speed Record. That’s changed!