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Brian Doney

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Hey all.Just wanted to take a moment, before the chaos of release is upon us, to give a hearty congratulations to the PMDG team, and more specifically, Bill and Michael, for seeing this project through to completion.It seems like eons ago that Bill first posted shots of his newest project over at FSNordic. I seem to remember test flight "photos" from Honolulu, is that correct ? :)What will give me the most satisfaction today, as I purchase what looks to be another revolutionary PMDG product, is to finally be given the chance to thank Bill for all he has done over the years, with more than just words for a change. To Bill, Michael, and the rest of the PMDG crew, thank you, and best wishes.

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I'd like to piggy back on his comments. I've always wanted a quality tri-jet for MSFS ever since playing FS2000 (long long time ago). This will be my first PMDG product but after thumbing through the paper manuals for about a week and a half and reading everyones posts ever since the Queen's release I know I won't be the least bit disappointed. So good work, thank you, and hopefully you all can kick back and relax for a bit after working so hard on the MD-11.:-cool

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I also would like to say Congrats. Although I will not be buying the FSX model and I will be waiting with the other FS9'ers for our delivery flight I still would like to say congrats, you guys are just incredible! Now I would say go take a long long vacation but I cant take that long of a wait for the FS9 model, lol. :(

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Yes, a heartly congratulations from me to.This has been the most memorable day @ Avsim, in my memory.Golli.

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Thanks everyone! We're really glad to finally get this one out to you all!

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Just downloaded it. I expect little to no sleep tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for keeping us informed as much as possible. Thanks Richie

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Brian & Michael & Steven & Golli,Thank you very much for taking the time to send that message. It means a lot to Michael and I, and speaking for Michael and myself, we truly hope the wait was worth it. We think it will be.Bill

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Hi,I too would like to say "thank you" for the hard work you've put into this over the last few years!Given the platform it ended up on (FSX) I was apprehensive about how it would run as FSX is variable on my rig at the best of times, but this aircraft just blows everything else out the water.Those startup sounds are fantastic! I've had the privilege to fly on MD-11s and the sound is just as I remember it.Again, thanks for your hard work - this is going to become both one of my favorites, and no doubt a *real* classic in the FS world.I keep breaking off flying to post here! :DTHANK YOU!!!!Best regards,Robin.

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Robin,On behalf of Michael and Vin and Vangelis and Pete and Armen and Lefteris and Robert and the all the testers... you're welcome!!Bill

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Bill and Crew,I just wanted to drop in and wish you a heartfelt congrats! from someone who remembers the original announcment over at the FSNordic Forums. You gents have come a long long way!Got her installed and took a trip around the pattern. Speaking from a guy who is an aircraft systems "expert" for a living, all I can say is wow! I am truely at a loss for words with what you have accomplished here. This one will keep me busy for years and years to come! Bravo!A standing ovation is due...Congrats again, to the whole team!-Jason Peters E-3B/C AWACS Flight Engineer USAF (Former B-52H Crew Chief)http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/supporter.jpg

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A Job very well done. I am very proud to even have had a small part of this. I can imagine how the guys that actually put in the long hours coding,painting, debugging feel.The thanks and congratuations are well deserved. Hats off to everyone at PMDG Y'all are a real class outfit.Stan

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WOW! Just WOW!. Its early, but so far its exceeding my expectations. I will have to really learn it to get its full benefits. I did a few touch and gos and it handled great. I am currently airborne climbing out of KONT to KABQ. Great Job!Thank You Richie.

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A hearty 'atta boy... to all the PMDG teamThis is an awesome plane... Thanks!Regards,Ted Panamarioff - Kodiak, AlaskaCore 2 Duo E64004gb RAMnVidia GTS8800 640mbVista 32

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Seems that this aircraft opens a new chapter and sets new standards for high quality simulations. Thank you from my part too.Now... when the euphoria calms down a little, I wish you - the Team - to take a well deserved rest from many days and nights of staring into the monitor. And then...Well, the point is your top products, 747 and md-11, are long-haulers and I'm one of those who never managed to organize my life to spend many, many hours flying intercontinentals. All what I can afford is a 1-2 hours hop during weekends. So, my mind is already turning to the future, to the new 737. With your unrivaled experience both in programming the sims, as well as in the systems of 737 from your legendary previous release, I believe about this time next year we will celebrate another PMDG victory.Thanks again.Neven

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Just want to say well done to you guys! have been studying the docs and you guy's have outdone yourselves again! will be purchasing the printed manuals and kinda glad I have a month or so before the fs9 version is out so I can be fully prepared for the intense traning ahead!Good job I studied so hard on the 744 for all those years, it should ease the learning curve :)Rob

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Any update on the 737 for FSX yet? Release dates?! :D Just kidding of course! ;)

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And also from my side, this bird is IMHO way beyond any expectations, absolutely brilliant work!BestHolger

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Gents-I'm going to pin this thread to the top of the forum, not because I want us to be self congratulatory- but because I want the key members of the MD-11 development team, Bill, Michael, Vin and Vangelis to have an opportunity to see this thread.You all have said some very nice things- and I know they appreciate it with all of the effort that has gone into this simulation.For all of us at PMDG who have been involved with the MD-11 for "only" four years- we are excited that you are finally flying the MD-11. I can't even begin to imagine how this release must feel for Bill and Michael!

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And my 2 cents as well. Since I own all PMDG's aircrafts this one sets a higher level in the sim market, a 4 years work does need all our apreciations and support to the team.To the people who say "..now you can go to holiday" I would say "NOOOOO..", on the contrary, go on and on and on let us dream of another incredible aircraft, another project with higher quality always staying at the top of the top.Hats off.God bless you all.

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It was worth the wait and the money despite the financial crisis we had to put up with for weeks. I say a big thank you to the entire PMDG crew for providing us with the opportunity to fly the last ever trijet built before the ETOPS long haul jets (777 and A330) took over and we look forward to the 737NGX and possibly the 787 if possible. Best wishes

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And also my 2 'dirhams' as well...Thank you thank you thank you PMDG....I have always wanted a complete and sophisticated tri-jet, either a DC10, a MD11 or a L1011 and you have provided it. Since 05 I have been following the development of this bird and I am really happy and very impressed at the detail and quality of this product.I look forward to getting her off the ground tonight....I did a lot of messing around on ground and did some taxi-work too today, but I am at work now and I plan to have a nice flight tonight.Fortunately (for my simming) my sweetheart fiancee is not with me now so I will get to know and fly the MD-11 intimately until Christmas when we meet up again. (can't handle a woman and a complex airliner add-on simultaneously)Thanks again PMDG, you are at the top.

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You can always try to fly them short haul....That's what I do...1/3 fuel full....

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Congrats and thanks to the whole team !!!I will only be able to get into the whole MD-experience in 2 weeks from now but from what i have seen and read on different boards you guys have outdone yourself once again. Thanks !!! Best RegardsThomas

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hi,its been a long wait but i guess it pays to wait for the best product ,though i have just downloaded the product and have the manuals with me,i have a feeling everybody is going the enjoy md-11,its been a long time flying the 747,and i was really missing flying another aircraft,so i hope this fits in well for guys looking for a change i just hope they develop the 737 and the airbus as soon as poosibleviv

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