This Air France Concorde SST (supersonic transport) aircraft is one of the only Flight Simulator X concordes available for download. The concorde works for Flight Simulator 2004, too, with some adjustments. The download includes the special panel created by Francisco Silva. The concorde features a very nice model and detailed graphics, including built-in pilots and exquisite interior cabin views. The cockpit has full 3-D detail and permits nice round about views. Additional add-ons are recommended for more detail but the download is already a full model. For Concorde sounds, search online for "cncsstsn.zip" and for smoke effects, search "njs_final.zip." Installation of those extras can be a pain, however. The included readme file outlines special keys to activate the various features of the aircraft. The Concorde aircraft was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner, a supersonic transport (SST). It was a product of an Anglo-French government treaty, combining the manufacturing efforts of Aerospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC). First flown in 1969, the Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued for 27 years. For a number of years, the aircraft's name was originally spelled without the trailing "e" in Britain until, eventually, the French spelling prevailed and the name was officially changed back to "Concorde." The Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow (British Airways) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (Air France) to New York JFK and Washington Dulles, profitably flying these routes at record speeds, in less than half the time of other airliners. The fastest flight was from London Heathrow to New York JFK on the 7th of February 1996 on a (British Airways) G-BOAD in 2hrs 52mins and 59secs from take off to touch down. On April 10, 2003, Air France and British Airways simultaneously announced that they would retire Concorde later that year. They cited low passenger numbers following the 25 July 2000 crash, the slump in air travel following the September 11 attacks and rising maintenance costs. Air France made its final commercial Concorde landing in the United States in New York City from Paris on May 30, 2003. Fire trucks sprayed the traditional arcs of water above F-BTSD on the tarmac of John F. Kennedy airport. The final passenger flight for the airline's SSTs was a charter around the Bay of Biscay. During the following week, on June 2 and 3, June 2003, F-BTSD flew a final round-trip from Paris to New York and back for airline staff and long-time employees in the airline's Concorde operations. Air France's final Concorde flight took place on June 27, 2003 when F-BVFC retired to Toulouse. If you are looking for the so-called "konkordski" Tupolev TU-144, the Soviet version of the Concorde, click here to download.
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