• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN CITY OF OKLAHOMA IS UNDER AERIAL BOMBARDMENT AND .... SOUNDING LIKE SOMETHING FROM?

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN CITY OF OKLAHOMA IS UNDER AERIAL BOMBARDMENT AND .... SOUNDING LIKE SOMETHING FROM SCIENCE FICTION, A SONIC ATTACK AT THAT. BUT THIS IS NO WAR - IT'S A GOVERNMENT TEST AND VITAL TO FUTURE AIR TRAVEL.

    AIR FORCE FIGHTERS ARE BEING USED TO POUND THE CITY WITH SONIC BOOMS. THE IDEA - TO TEST PUBLIC REACTION TO SUPERSONIC AIRLINERS AND THE SHOCK WAVES THEY PRODUCE. F-104 FIGHTERS WILL CRACK SOME 12-HUNDRED BOOMS DURING THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

    THE SONIC BOOM STUDIES, BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY, ARE GETTING THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY AUTHORITIES. HOUSES UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH ARE PACKED WITH RECORDING EQUIPMENT MEASURING ALL EFFECTS. THESE, AND THE PUBLIC REACTION, WILL HELP THE GOVERNMENT FRAME FUTURE LEGISLATION GOVERNING SUPERSONIC FLIGHT - ESPECIALLY OVER DENSE POPULATIONS.

    CHICAGO UNIVERSITY IS CHECKING THE PUBLIC'S VIEWS, WITH FIRST RESULTS REASSURING FOR THE AVIATION AGENCY.

    ALL DAMAGE CLAIMS THAT ARE PROVED WILL BE PAID OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT; 60 WERE SOUGHT IN THE FIRST WEEK. ONLY ONE PERSON IS OBJECTING STRONGLY - A PLUMBER WHO'S FILED A COURT SUIT TRYING TO STOP THE WHOLE PROGRAMME, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND THAT'S EVER BEEN MADE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5G2IU52637I0M02RI6DO23DXX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5G2IU52637I0M02RI6DO23DXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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