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How sonic booms were checked out

Sonic boom testing over Bristol in the 1960s

While Concorde was in production scientists were brought in to test out the noise from sonic booms.

Jets flew supersonic over Bristol to test the impact of the noise Concorde would make as it went supersonic.

Our archive video shows scientists, who spent a week in the city, claimed that the tests were "nothing to do" with Concorde being built at Filton.

But, a BBC reporter asked "what sort of noise" the larger Concorde jet would make over the skies of Britain.


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