There is already some concern in the Cathedral town of St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, about the?
GV & CU Concorde on tarmac
GV Concorde takes off
GV Bishop's Palace and Cathedral (3 shots)
SV Noise-measuring equipment on roof (2 shots)
SV & CU INTERIOR.. measuring equipment inside Cathedral
CU PAN..from font to stained-glass windows
CU Clergyman speaks outside church
GV Concorde lands
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Background: There is already some concern in the Cathedral town of St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, about the first flight by britain's supersonic Concorde airliner over populated areas, due to Tuesday (1 September).
The town's 800-year-old cathedral has been packed with Ministry of Technology instruments, to record the vibrations the structure will suffer from the flight. The cathedral is right in the centre of the Concorde's fifty-mile sonic boom corridor.
The aircraft concerned, the British Concorde prototype double O-two, flew its fastest yet on Saturday (29 August) when it reached 1030 miles per hour in a trial run over the North Sea.
In this latest test flight, the Concorde flew above the speed of sound for about an hour, and British Aircraft Corporation spokesmen said the company was very pleased with the test, the seventh in a new series of trails following the fitting of new and more powerful engines.
The aircraft's first flight over populated areas down the west coast of Britain will be the first in a series of hurdles Concorde will have to overcome to prove its acceptability to the public.
A cathedral spokesman told a reporter before the test-flight what the thought would happen if damage resulted from it to the fabric of St. Davids.