§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will order a study of the sonic boom tests carried out over Oklahoma City by the United States Federal Aviation Agency; and if he will estimate the maximum overpressures, likely to be measured below the Concord flight path, taking into account the variability which atmospheric effects have been shown to cause.
§ Mr. Amery
I have been following with interest the progress of the sonic boom tests over Oklahoma City and indeed visited Oklahoma City in March with Mr. Halaby, of the Federal Aviation Agency, to see something of the tests at first hand. I hope that when results are available from these tests we shall have an opportunity to study and discuss them with the United States Government.
As regards the second part of the Question, the maximum overpressure that might be caused by the Concord, taking into account atmospheric effects, is under careful examination with our French partners.