Roy Jenkins and other VIPs attend sonic bang noise tests when jets fly over Upwood.
Title reads: "SONIC BANGS FOR AVIATION MINISTER".
Sound barrier noise demonstration by planes at Upwood, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire?
L/S village. C/U signpost. Various shots press and VIPs gathered for demonstration; including MP Roy Jenkins (Minister of Aviation), MP John Stonehouse (Parliamentary Secretary to Jenkins), Sir Giles Guthrie (BOAC Chairmen), Sir Rupert Speir (local MP) and various French aviation officials. L/S tall pole with microphone on top, zoom into microphone. Panning shot Lightning aeroplane taking off.
M/S sound recording van. M/S inside van of man operating recording equipment. C/U dial. Panning shot 3 Lightnings zoom past camera. Village street scene. C/U mother with young child looking skywards at planes. Comet flies over houses. C/U Ivor Edwards looking skywards, pan to his greenhouses. Interior of greenhouse, an official tests noise with instrument. Comet flies over the field. M/S VIPs looking skywards. Lightening jets fly past at speed overhead. C/U 2 dogs looking out from shed. C/U girl with hands over ears. Aerial shots Lightnings in formation. Pan from microphones at top of posts to VIPs listening. C/U 2 aviation officials making notes. C/U Jenkins.
M/S houses around the perimeter of London Airport. Pan jet flying overhead. Various shots women in garden talking over fence, they have to shout over the noise of planes. C/U man with hands over ears, he runs towards his house. C/U frightened dog crawling into kennel. Aerial shot turbo prop plane, pan to houses. C/U man on telephone trying to make himself heard. Aerial shots jet plane. Man puts phone down and starts to run upstairs to his bathroom. Plane in air (jet) pan down to houses. C/U man in his bathroom examining plaster that is falling away due to noise. C/U bits of plaster in wash basin. Pan up to man examining cracks in wall. Panning shot VC-10 flying past.
Note: press release on file.