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Richard Noble

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Against a background of today’s low risk culture, Richard specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the ThrustSSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known.

Other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband contender, Programme Funding, an original television funding company, and the last, Farnborough Aircraft, which is creating the first point to point taxi aircraft.

These projects all started very small and being original in concept attract only very limited resource.

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Monday, 10 November, 2014 - 13:29

Early morning on Hakskeen Pan. A crowd of a hundred or more stands under a Kalahari sun that will soon be punishingly hot: engineers, sponsors, journalists, TV and film crews. There is hardly a sound as they gaze into the heat-distorted distance. A radio barks into life, snapping people out of their reverie.

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Richard Noble's Diary - December 2012

Sunday, 30 December, 2012

I was thinking about President Obama this morning and the awesome responsibility he holds. It seems that we are both flogging though the Christmas break to try and try and improve our organisations.

If we get it wrong then Bloodhound is in for one Hell of a fight for survival – if the President gets it wrong we are all in for a global recession! So no pressure there! Christmas is actually a good time for us to revisit the planning: it’s also a chance to escape the vortex and get the clear thinking done ...

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  • Richard Noble with a model of BLOODHOUND SSC.

    Richard Noble with a model of BLOODHOUND SSC.
  • ThrustSSC and Thrust 2 models

  • Phillip Harrison chief exec Protocol National

    Phillip Harrison chief exec Protocol National with Richard Noble
  • Richard Noble checks out the lower mould, now ready for lay up

    Sept 2012: Richard Noble checks out the lower mould, now ready for lay up
  • Bloodhound Technical Centre

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