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Hamish Harding Biography – Hamish Harding Wiki
Hamish Harding is a British businessman, aviator and explorer. Harding is the chairman of Action Aviation, an international company which deals with sales and operations in the business aviation industry, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Harding, who is also a pilot and adventurer, also holds at least four Guinness World Records, including the fastest circumnavigation of Earth by airplane while crossing both poles and the “longest time spent traversing the deepest part of the ocean on a single dive.”
In December 2016, Harding accompanied astronaut Buzz Aldrin to the South Pole. Aldrin, at 86 years old, became the oldest person to visit the South Pole.
In July 2019, Captain Harding set a new GUINNESS World Record with astronaut Col. Terry Virts in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER business jet for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth via both poles. The project, One More Orbit, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It also raised awareness about the importance of carbon reduction in aviation by more than offsetting the carbon of the entire mission with the help of The Carbon Underground.
On January 12, 2020, Hamish Harding reached the South Pole with his son Giles Harding and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. Giles, 12 years old, became the youngest person to ever visit the South Pole and Prince Ned Nwoko the first Nigerian to visit the location. The expedition raised awareness about the Eradication of Malaria in Africa project, driven by the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation. Prince Ned Nwoko is supporting research for a malaria vaccine with an initial $750,000 donation and substantial plans for eradication projects within Nigeria. The team unfurled a Nigerian flag at the pole emblazoned with the words “Let’s Eradicate Malaria in Africa.”
In March 2021, Harding joined U.S. businessman and adventurer Victor Vescovo on a dive into Challenger Deep—the deepest known point of the Earth’s ocean floor—where they set two records.
In June 2022, the British aviator was one of five people to fly onboard Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin’s fifth crewed mission into space, NS-21.
Hamish Harding Age
Hamish Harding was born on 24 June 1964 in the United Kingdom. He is 58 years old as of 2023.
Hamish Harding Wife
Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding is married to Linda Harding.
Hamish Harding Children
British billionaire entrepreneur Hamish Harding has two biological children Rory and Giles Harding. He also has two stepchildren Lauren and Brian Szaz.
Hamish Harding Family
Hamish Harding and his wife Linda Harding are proud parents to Rory and Giles Harding. The Harding family lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Hamish Harding Net Worth
According to Forbes, Hamish Harding’s net worth is currently unknown. Some British outlets, including the Telegraph, refer to Harding as a billionaire. However, Harding does not feature on Forbes’ list of billionaires.
Hamish Harding Titanic
British billionaire explorer Hamish Harding is among the five people on board the missing Titanic tourist submersible vessel, the Titan, after it submerged on Sunday (18 June) morning, and lost contact with its support ship, the Canadian research vessel Polar Prince, about an hour and 45 minutes into the submerge.
Harding took to Facebook on Saturday (17 June) to announce that he was joining OceanGate Expeditions for its Titanic mission. He wrote: “I am proud to finally announce that I joined OceanGate Expeditions for their RMS TITANIC Mission as a mission specialist on the sub going down to the Titanic.
“Due to the worst winter in Newfoundland in 40 years, this mission is likely to be the first and only manned mission to the Titanic in 2023. A weather window has just opened up and we are going to attempt a dive tomorrow. We started steaming from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada yesterday and are planning to start dive operations around 4am tomorrow morning. Until then we have a lot of preparations and briefings to do.
“The team on the sub has a couple of legendary explorers, some of which have done over 30 dives to the RMS Titanic since the 1980s including PH Nargeolet.”
On Monday (19 June) – as news of the missing submersible broke – Mr Harding’s stepson Brian Szasz confirmed that his stepfather was on board the vessel when it went missing.
“Hamish Harding, my step father, has gone missing on submarine. Thoughts and prayers,” he wrote on Facebook, sharing family photos and articles.
Action Aviation Press Release
On 20th June 2023, Managing Director Action Aviation Mark Butler confirmed in a press release Harding was on board the Titan Submersible. The statement said: “Action Aviation herewith confirms that our esteemed Chairman, Hamish Harding, is currently on board the Titan Submersible at the Titanic site.
“Both the Harding Family and the team at Action Aviation are very grateful for all the kind messages of concern and support from our friends and colleagues. We are thankful for the continued efforts of the authorities and companies that have stepped in to aid in the rescue efforts. We put great faith and trust in their expertise.
“Captain Hamish Harding, a licensed Air Transport Pilot, a Living Legend of Aviation, inducted in 2022, a three Guinness World Records holder, an Explorer and an Entrepreneur, is an extraordinarily accomplished individual who has successfully undertaken challenging expeditions, including but not limited to One More Orbit project (the record-breaking circumnavigation of the world), a flight to Space with Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket as a Commercial Astronaut (NS-21 Mission) and the reintroduction of Cheetahs from Namibia to India. He has travelled on a submersible to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench and has been to the South Pole a number of times.
“The team at Action Aviation are extremely proud of Hamish and we look forward to welcoming him home. The Harding Family and Action Aviation politely request privacy at this time.”
Hamish Harding Religion
Hamish Harding is reportedly a Christian.
He is of British nationality.
Hamish Harding First Wife
According to reports, Hamish Harding was previously married to his first wife. The timeline of his marriage with his first wife are not known.