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[04AUG20] Happy Birthday #23, PMDG! (Why not celebrate with gifts for YOU!)

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    [04AUG20] Happy Birthday #23, PMDG! (Why not celebrate with gifts for YOU!)


    The first week of August is always a fun one around the Randazzo household and the PMDG offices. My birthday is today, and PMDG will officially turn 23 years old on Friday, 07AUG20.

    Last year, the team talked me into celebrating with short sale to mark the occasion of our 22nd year in business- and this year we thought it would be fun to celebrate with:
    23% off for 23 years in business!
    Until August 14th, you can get 23% off of your ENTIRE order at along with a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream, provided that you bring the cake and the ice cream!

    No fancy codes to remember, no hoops to jump through- just head over to our shopping cart and we will even do the math for you when computing your discount at checkout.

    So PMDG is 23... That makes me 51... Almost old enough to sound like I know what I am talking about.

    It is hard to believe that it was nine years ago, on 04AUG11, we released the PMDG 737NGX.

    That was a fun day to be around the PMDG forum for a number of reasons, not the least of which we had *finally* released the first in our modern series of products, pushing the realism envelope for all simmers quite a bit further forward than anyone really expected.

    A few of you might recall that once the release had calmed down, I went for a long-overdue mountain bike ride into the desert out behind my house in Nevada and damned near became subject of a helicopter rescue when the Lovely Dr. Randazzo became concerned that I didn't return home after some 6hrs and 30 miles of rough terrain later.

    I wasn't lost. She panicked... Really. I knew exactly where I was. I just didn't necessarily know how to get to where I wanted to be from where I was... Minor detail, really.

    (The guys who ran the search and rescue squadron inhabited the hangar next to mine at the time. Fellow warbird pilots. Had their helo shown up over my head, I remain certain to this day that I would have refused rescue and walked off into the desert rather than accept their ride home. Can you imagine the abuse a bunch of fellow pilots would mete out for having had to rescue me behind my own darned house? )

    Anyway- I stumbled onto the right path home (I mean, finally elected to return home in a feat of precise navigation) and all ended well...

    Today, living in Virginia, I won't be engaged in such a feat. I'm recovering from a C-check and i'll be staying home and relaxing, thank you very much.

    Okay- go get your discount before I come to my sense and change my mind!

    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations

    Happy Birthday Cpt. Randazzo! Hope things dont get too out of control over at PMDG due to all of the festivities,
    Zsolt Szivak


      Congrats to everyone at PMDG!
      Mike Murawski


        Happy birthday, Robert. Hope you have a good one out there.
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang


          Happy Birthday to you and PMDG ! And many thanks for your invaluable contribution to make simming what it became to be !! Never thought I would ever see those levels when I started with FS95 some years back..
          Manolo Ruiz Carrió


            Happy Birthday.
            Is it still possible to get the B737 basic package and expansion disk for FSX?
            According to what I read in the "shop" dept. it not available.
            Kindly advise.
            Pinny Wirzberg
            (P.S. If it's not possible, I'll simply wait for the Microsoft Flight Simulator version.)


            • PaulW
              PaulW commented
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              Still available on Aerosoft store
              Paul Willoughby

            Originally posted by p22w View Post
            Happy Birthday.
            Is it still possible to get the B737 basic package and expansion disk for FSX?
            According to what I read in the "shop" dept. it not available.
            Kindly advise.
            Pinny Wirzberg
            (P.S. If it's not possible, I'll simply wait for the Microsoft Flight Simulator version.)
            This is a discontinued products so no longer available from our store.
            Chris Makris (Olympic260)
            PMDG Technical Support


              1. Happy BDay Boss!
              2. Sorry to say, but you were lost - your ground orienteering skills have severely diminished - next chance I have, if we finally meet in person - I'll personally provide you with instruction on SERE. That way Dr Randazzo will never have to suffer stress again due to Mr Randazzo's aforementioned lack of ground orienteering skills.
              3. Happy BDay PMDG - this company has bestowed upon me such pleasure to fly/pilot such magnifique aircraft that leave their production hangars. Many, many thanks!
              Steve Summers - i7 8770K @ 4.7Ghz - 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000Mhz - EVGA RTX 2070 SC 8Gb - ACER X34 Predator IPS GSYNC 3440x1440 - ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H - 3 x Samsung Pro SSD 512Gb - Corsair H100i GTX - Win 10 Pro 64 - MSFS. "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday"


              • rsrandazzo
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                Funny part is that I planned ahead. I brought my phone with me, since it had GPS and google maps. What i did NOT plan on: Lack of mobile signal meant no map. So.. i knew i was located at the little blue dot in the middle... but the rest was blank. Oops. - RSR

              A C-Check? BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER.

              Happy Birthday, Robert!
              Kurt "Yoda" Kalbfleisch
              Pinner, Middx, UK


                Happy birthday Robert, dont be too energetic now youve reached the dizzy heights of 51... layback and be pampered !!!
                Andy Beaumont...
                PMDG Pilot


                  Happy birthday RSR, and Happy birthday PMDG! How about discounts for the upcoming 737 expansions? The only product I don’t have is the DC-6 haha
                  Anton Vind
                  CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Storage: 4 TB SSD


                    Happy birthday Robert. Don't fret too much about the number of years behind you now; age really does bring a certain amount of wisdom that you can only get by kicking around the planet for a half-century or more.
                    Dan Morand
                    i7-7700k OC 4.8, 16GB RAM, EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2


                      Happy Birthday, Robert. What if you own all products already?
                      Jude Bradley
                      System specs: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, i9-9900KF Gigabyte Z390, RTX-2070, 32GB RAM Prepar3D V5 X-Plane 11.50 Beta tester for MS2020


                      • Michael Codd
                        Michael Codd commented
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                        You get to pay for the cake and ice cream for the rest of us! LOL

                      51? Baby. Happy birthday young man! Since I buy everything PMDG the week of release the discount makes no difference to me but the gesture is nice. Without PMDG the sim would be just another video game.
                      Victor Green


                        Happy Birthday Randazzo and PMDG
                        Steven Silva​


                          Too bad you can’t order the planes now for MS2020
                          Paul Gugliotta
                          13900K CPU - 4090 GPU


                            Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                            It is hard to believe that it was nine years ago, on 04AUG11, we released the PMDG 737NGX.
                            Gosh... really hard to believe it. I remember this moment as if it were yesterday. I feel old now The only aircraft I fly is 737-800 (first FS9, then FSX, P3D). I remember old PMDG 737 for FSX and then the new era of NGX, I was so happy like a child. Time goes so fast...
                            Happy birthday!
                            Adrian Rode


                              Happy Birthday! May your next 23 years be as productive and enjoyable.

                              Greg Morin
                              Commercial ASMEL Instrument CFI


                                Happy Birthday Capt. Randazzo!

                                May your destinations always show clearly on the horizon!
                                And may they always be happy ones!

                                And, thank you for 23 years of great entertainment and fun with my simulators.

                                You and the folks at PMDG, have allowed me to walk into a 737, 747 or 777 (when we still walked into them) with a swagger!
                                ”Don’t worry” I would silently tell all the other passengers.
                                ”If anything were to happen up front, I’ll go in there and take over. And we will all be just fine. I grease all landings on my computer”

                                And, thank Dr. Randazzo for keeping you safe.
                                While she and the rest of your family need you the most, we also need you.

                                All the best!
                                Roberto Stopnicki
                                Toronto, Canada


                                  Happy birthday enjoy your day with family and thank you for the discount.


                                    LOL you and your stories happy birthday Robert and PMDG and NGX and everyone who was born, released, dropped etc on August 4th ^^
                                    Ryzen 7 5800X3D, RTX4080, 32GB DDR4 RAM @3600MHz, 4k
                                    Marc Eland
                                    GFO Beta


                                      Happy Birthday Rob!!! Have a great day!
                                      Curtis Smith

                                      KSUS/1H0/ Core i9 9900K, ASUS ROG Z390E, 32GB G Skill Ripjaws, EVGA RTX2070 Super


                                        Hello Captain

                                        Happy birthday to you. My goodness only 51, I wish I still was.......... After having some fun eating nice cakes and fresh drinks, pls manage to spare my time left and release the next NGX for FSPS.

                                        Just as well happy birthday to all PMDG's staff and congratulations for all this hardwork you are doing which keeps us leaving in the clouds. Earth is so nice being seen from the sky.........

                                        Michel Maillou


                                          Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post

                                          So PMDG is 23... That makes me 51... Almost old enough to sound like I know what I am talking about.

                                          In the summer of '69, I wasn't at Woodstock, I was eating bugs and snakes, sleeping on the ground in the Florida/Georgia swamps and getting 3 hours sleep a night.

                                          I only lost 50 pounds in 6 weeks eating one 10,000 calorie meal a day. ROFL

                                          Bode Bridges
                                          I Earned my Spurs in Vietnam


                                            Happy Birthday Robert!
                                            Florin Marinache


                                              I may just go ahead and buy the 777 for P3D if I knew the V5 compatibility update is just around the corner.
                                              William Holland


                                                Originally posted by wjh308 View Post
                                                I may just go ahead and buy the 777 for P3D if I knew the V5 compatibility update is just around the corner.
                                                It's coming. Whether it's "around the corner"? Who knows.
                                                Alex Pugh


                                                  Happy birthday Robert, and PMDG!

                                                  Hope you have a good one with your loved ones.

                                                  Thank you very much for the sale!

                                                  I know a friend of me, who is about to get sucked into the vortex of flightsimulation (by me ) is going to be very happy about this!

                                                  Regards, Orjan Polman.


                                                    Wish U and PMDG many many more years to come!
                                                    Last edited by Cocobellomann; 04Aug2020, 17:16.
                                                    Josef Kolb

                                                    PMDG B737-600 to -900/747-400/747-8/777-200LR/777-300ER


                                                      Celebrating 23 years is a testament to the quality of the products, the teams that design and build them and the leadership that guides them. Congratulations!

                                                      I flew the NGX 737-600 last night and it's still a solid product even after all these years.

                                                      I don't think you could find enough "wild" in northern Virginia to even get lost! But I'm sure you're older and wiser now, right Captain?
                                                      Matthew Glanden


                                                      • rsrandazzo
                                                        rsrandazzo commented
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                                                        Older. Definitely. Wiser? <laughs maniacally> :-)