World land speed record holder Richard Noble is the guest of honour at the Aviation Club UK Annual Reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 July 2018.
Noble is Project Director of BLOODHOUND SSC, the world’s most advanced straight-line racing car, driven for the first time at Cornwall Airport, UK in 2017 and gearing up to run again in the second quarter of 2019 on a specially created race track at Hakskeen Pan, South Africa. Hoping to reach a target speed of 500mph – a key milestone on the journey to setting a new World Land Speed Record, Noble and his team aim to create a vehicle that will reach 1,000mph.
Noble himself reached speeds of over 633mph in Thrust2 when driving in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Technology by the University of the West of England.
Karl Brunjes, Chairman of Aviation Club UK said “I am delighted that Richard is our guest and will speak at this very special occasion at the House of Commons. Richard tells a remarkable story of one man’s quest for speed and is an inspirational speaker.”
The Aviation Club UK Annual Reception is supported by MAPLES, Chorus Aviation Capital and PA Consulting.