"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!". Said to to Dean Karnazes by a running buddy.
Dear Steve, You will find a lot of detractor's. I saw an object in sky at about 2000 ft above me on the day they tested the Flying Bedstead at Farnborough which was the test bed for the Jump Jet programme.
I was at Runfold by the A31. It was stationary. At first I thought it was an escaped Balloon that the Para's dropped from at Aldershot but then it shot off NNE without noise or contrail and was over the horizon in three seconds. I think that works out at 3,000 mph. No Country had anything that could travel that fast in the 1950's I did not tell anyone because I did not want to be ridiculed. B.G.
There were people at the airfield saw it. but I do not have any info on them.