The Bloodhound Project Andy Green

Andy Green


Day Job

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....

Holiday Job

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.

Other Interests

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!


Andy Green's Diary - April 2010

Sunday, 16 May, 2010

We’ve been talking about the move from ‘research programme’ to ‘build phase’ for the last few months.  Having proved that we can build the world’s first 1000 mph Car, it’s time to get on with it.  For reasons I can’t really explain, the change has happened quite suddenly and noticeably.  In military terms, we’re now on a ‘war footing’ – the preparation is largely over and it’s time for action!   

Andy Green's Diary - March 2010

Thursday, 29 April, 2010

Fantastic news – we’ve finally found ‘The Solution’!  Three years ago, we set out to prove that we could build a Car that would do 1000 mph.  After 18 months of research in secret, we knew that it could be done, so we launched Project BLOODHOUND on a slightly incredulous world.  Since then, we’ve fixed the final configuration of the Car (the jet-over-rocket layout) and found the ideal track in South Africa.  We’ve also convinced a lot of those incredulous people (and dozens of new sponsor companies, including some giants like Intel and Lockheed Martin) that we really are going to do this.