Jaguar Aircraft (Noise)

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 December 1969.

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Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan 12:00, 1 December 1969

asked the Minister of Technology how many representations about the excessive noise caused he received when the Anglo-French Jaguar prototype flew supersonically on 12th October last in this country.

Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan

Can my hon. Friend say whether the Jaguar flew supersonically on her trial flight, and even allowing for the difference in size between that plane and the Concorde, if it did, were any protests received?

Photo of Mr Neil Carmichael Mr Neil Carmichael , Glasgow Woodside

It was not quite comparable, since the Jaguar, while it flew supersonically on 12th October, was well out to sea, in accordance with the normal arrangements for such flights.