• Short Summary

    JET FIGHTERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CAUSED A SERIES OF SONIC BOOMS OVER THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE TO SIMULATE THE NOISE SUPERSONIC AIRLINERS WILL MAKE IN YEARS TO COME.

  • Description

    JET FIGHTERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CAUSED A SERIES OF SONIC BOOMS OVER THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE TO SIMULATE THE NOISE SUPERSONIC AIRLINERS WILL MAKE IN YEARS TO COME.THE DEMONSTRATION FOLLOWS ANXIETY IN PARLIAMENT OVER THE NOISE INVOLVED IN OPERATING THE ANGLO-FRENCH CONCORD SUPERSONIC JET, NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

    HUNDREDS OF AVIATION EXPERTS FROM BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES ATTENDED THE DEMONSTRATION, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION AT UPWOOD, CENTRAL ENGLAND.

    RAF LIGHTNING JETS BROKE THROUGH THE SOUND BARRIER AT 36,000 FEET (11,000 METRES), THE HEIGHT AT WHICH THE CONCORD WILL REACH THAT SPEED.

    THE SAME SORT OF BANGS WERE ALSO MADE ON THE GROUND - WITH GELIGNITE - BY RESEARCH SCIENTISTS WATCHING THE EFFECTS ON PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS.A GREENHOUSE FILLED WITH 2,000 LETTUCES CAME THROUGH UNSCATHED.

    (THE CONCORD AIRLINER IS SCHEDULED TO FLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1968 AND COME INTO SERVICE TWO OR THREE YEARS LATER.THE U.S.AND THE SOVIET UNION ALSO ARE EACH PLANNING THEIR OWN SUPERSONIC AIRLINER).

    (SIMILAR SONIC TESTS WERE MADE BY THE AMERICANS LAST YEAR OVER OKLAHOMA CITY.THE BANGS WENT ON FOR SIX MONTHS.THE RESULT: 12,500 COMPLAINTS, 2,100 CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE).

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAHGENQKTK5BZTJDY913EX5VE
    Media URN:
    VLVADAHGENQKTK5BZTJDY913EX5VE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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