X-Plane developer Colimata has released the third version of their Concorde add-on exclusively for XP12. Compared to V2, V3 is designed to overhaul the overall look and feel of the aircraft.

One of the most iconic aircraft of the twentieth century, the Concorde was the result of a joint venture between the French and British to develop a supersonic passenger airliner. The aircraft achieved the once impossible by flying at two times the speed of sound, cutting transatlantic flying times in half. In addition to its unique flying capabilities, the Concorde was easily recognizable for its “paper dart” design, featuring an ogival delta wing and droop nose. Despite all the fanfare, Concorde was mainly operated by Air France and British Airways and was eventually retired in late 2003.

Version 3 of Colimata’s Concorde builds on the already detailed version 2 with many cosmetic and flight modeling changes. Some notable features in the cockpit include the use of 4K textures, over 1,000 click regions and over 700 custom lights, and new rain effects on the cockpit windows. On the outside, the aircraft is equipped with 4K textures and PBR materials and features detailed engine animations. Like version 2, version 3 includes FMOD 3D sound and automatic fuel trimming and allows flight simmers to choose between “standard” or “pro” complexity settings. New to version 3 is the full VR compatibility and ability to perform flight preparation duties in VR.

You can get your copy of the latest version of Colimata’s Concorde from the X-Plane store for $59.95 USD. However, at the time of writing, the aircraft is currently on sale for $54.95. In addition, owners of V1 or V2 will automatically receive a discount when purchasing V3.

Features

Super detailed 3D cockpit

4K cockpit textures including 100’s of texts and markings

2K alternative available to save VRAM

More than 1000 click regions (switches, quick access areas, etc)

700+ custom lights

3D Inertial Navigation System CIVA

Interactive Engineering panel

Automatic or manual trim fuel pumping

Rain effects

Refined subsonic and supersonic flight model

Thrust simulation

Trim fuel imbalance force simulation

Automatic fuel trimming via Virtual Engineer

FMOD 3D sound

Dozens and dozens of sound effects

Audio advice from Copilot, Engineer, and Pilot

Fully VR compatible

Autopilot with 16+ functions

3D passenger cabin

Extensive Graphical User Interface with features like:
Route loading

Flight Preparation

Aircraft management

Virtual flight engineer

Custom content