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02AUG13 - This should confirm the conspiracy theories...

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Captains,

 

Late each year, our friends at Boeing send out a bunch of calendars featuring various themes based around (shockingly enough) their product lines.

 

This year they sent a wall calendar (which Ryan made off with) and a petit desktop calendar that resides next to the phone here in my office.

 

Yesterday morning I sat down to go through the daily plan, and out of habit turned the calendar from July to August- and this is what I found:

 

Calendar.jpg

 

 

Now- I KNOW how this forum loves a good conspiracy theory...   Remember the folks predicting the release date based on the barometric pressure selected in one of the previous preview images?  Or how about the time I mentioned Mother's day in a random post and suddenly the folks at Tin Foil Hat Virtual Airlines started screaming that May 12 was definitely the release date?

 

Well...

 

Strap on an extra layer of tinfoil everyone- because this one actually means something.

 

I mean- do you know how hard we had to work to reach the marketing planner who was responsible for signing off on a Boeing Company corporate calendar featuring watercolor paintings of Boeing airplanes over scenic venues?  And does anyone appreciate how expensive it was to buy off said marketing manager to shuffle the deck of cards so that the 777 would magically appear during the month in which we expect to release the 777?

 

Oh if only it were true...  :ph34r:

 

Wait... which part of the above is untrue?  The fact that we would go out of our way to bribe a low level manager responsible for the creation of logo-branded Boeing Swag?  or the fact that we are planning to release the 777 this month?

 

Hmmmm.....

 

Well- if it is another clue for you- the PMDG 777-200LR/F Base Package has been under some absolutely brutal testing at the hands of some extremely talented 777 flight crews and technicians for months...

 

And yesterday, 01AUG13, about 2hrs after I turned my calendar over- we pushed the airplane out to our Wide Beta team- and started evaluating it for release fitness....

 

So...  Yes...  You caught us.  We bribed that guy in the swag office at Boeing...

 

 

 

****DISCLAIMER:  Everything in this email is subject to change at our whim without explanaition or justification.  (And half of this disclaimer might be true too...)

 

 



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Yay!

 

Tinhat opinion - You knew when you'd release last year at the Aerosoft conference and you offered unnameable services to a man in Boeing to achieve the calendar.  :wink:

 

Oh, and the forum can do this now:

we are planning to release the 777 this month

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August August August August!

 

Ladies and gentlemen I think I can soon smell a freshly painted 777 fleet on my computer :rolleyes: 

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August is too early considering my latest account statement.   :wacko:

 

Robert, pls., pls., pls., could I bribe you to release the B777 no earlier than, say, September?   :biggrin:

 

(or October ... or November ... and Luke will pay Ryan's "fees", for sure!)

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It's like an episode of Lost. You know more than before the episode but you are nowhere near having the answers you want. ;)

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I knew it! This thing's gonna release while I'm far from home in Canada! Very well I guess licences will still be available in mid September! ;-D

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August is too early considering my latest account statement.   :wacko:

 

Robert, pls., pls., pls., could I bribe you to release the B777 no earlier than, say, September?   :biggrin:

 

(or October ... or November ... and Luke will pay Ryan's "fees", for sure!)

 

Oliver-

 

Wait- you just told me the account is empty...  You can't possibly think I'm THAT cheap to buy. 

 

B)

 

 

It's like an episode of Lost. You know more than before the episode but you are nowhere near having the answers you want. ;)

 

Mike-

 

I am particularly skilled at telling you nothing, huh? 

 

(Hint: If I don't tell you- it probably means I don't know either.  :blink: )

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"Wide Beta Testing" sounds good but I still predict a Sept release (2013).

 

Cheers.

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Wrong model in the calendar. Why do you tease us so PMDG? ;)

(or is that a subtle hint of when the -300 goes live?)

((Oh god..))

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Wait... uhm... Hang on... Wha!??!?!

 

For real!? AWESOME!!! REALLY looking forward to it! Great!

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Woohoo

How do I sign  up to be on the Wide Beta Testing Team?   :unsure:  ;)

 

Although the calender pic is a 77W and the first release is the 772. Conspiracy continues. 

Never mind. Bjw86 already mentioned it. 

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I was giggling while reading RSR's post from both amusement and giddiness! Not sure what that sounded like, glad nobody was around to hear it.

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Oliver-

 

Wait- you just told me the account is empty...  You can't possibly think I'm THAT cheap to buy. 

 

B)

 

 

 

 

Deferred payment (from Cyprus ... )

 

Well, since Aug is the month of my birthday ... (I should bribe the testers instead to make sure the estimate will materialize!)

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Wait...

 

Is the release date from the current date (2nd) to the 10th?!

 

Is that why you zoomed in on those particular dates... ^_^ :P :lol:

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Best of luck on the home stretch!

 

and...

 

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY TO THE NGX!

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I hope, that the wing of the PMDG model will look better than the one on the calender :D

Anyway, thank you very much for the post, Robert.
It's always a great pleasure to read your exhilaratory and sometimes funny texts.

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This would be the best birthday present for me, since mine is on the 12th.

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Very excited now.

 

 

7 days a week, picture shows 3 lines of days in the calendar = half life 3 confirmed 7 7 7 .

 

 

Alex

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I just took my son to the Boeing factory up in Everett last week, and we watched the workers assembling some Triple-7 airframes in person.  Now PMDG appears set to release their Triple-7 this month.  I'm certain these two events are related somehow.  You're welcome, everyone.  :-)

 

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Chris Parrott

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