We’ve been getting many excited people through our virtual doors the last several weeks checking out the 737NGX. Granted, we didn’t make the aircraft as full credit for that goes to PMDG. We are, however, producing a very in depth and solid video training course on the aircraft.

This video above is simply Nick’s unscripted thoughts on the aircrafts external features. You’ll quickly notice just how knowledgeable Nick is with this aircraft and how much of an advantage that’ll be when we go to shoot scripted and structured training videos. Apart from that, there is a lot of eye candy.

Nick also wanted to leave this disclaimer, because it is not the type of video we generally produce:

  • I made this video to show the aircraft to another member of the AOA team who is entitled to the wide beta but has had computer troubles and is not yet able to use it. It was intended to show him the aircraft so that he could get an idea of the equipment simulated. It was therefore entirely off the cuff, unscripted and not intended to be instructional in any way.
  • This video therefore does not reflect the standard of our final training product. It is rough, and my informal, off the cuff explanations may at times be inaccurate.
    Our final product is meticulously scripted and structured so as to provide the best learning experience.
  • This video was intended solely to put across my initial thoughts and a quick look at the incredible depth to which PMDG have simulated the 737NG.

Apart from Nick’s comments, I’d also like to add an additional disclaimer:

  • This was shot with the BETA version of the aircraft. We’ve seen a lot of complaints that if BETA testers can have it, it may as well be released to the general public. There is a very real and very important reason for the BETA process in any development. With a few minor flaws (and I do mean minor) in the overall amazing external model you see here, it’s apparent why any company must go through this type of phase.
  • You’ll also notice 2 things that Nick mentions are out of place. First, the hydraulic resevoir is incorrectly sized and second, the bleed air anti-ice ports on the leading edge of the wing aren’t textured correctly. After speaking with PMDG, these are already being fixed and will reflect in future BETA builds, and the eventual ‘retail’ model that’ll be in your hangar. In other words, it’s a non-issue, and something that was so minor to begin with, it just goes to show how much detail PMDG places in their products. Anything slightly out of place sticks out like a sore thumb. We consider this a positive!
  •  
    There are a few things to polish up, but even with that said, PMDG’s model is above and beyond any other 737 you can compare it to in the FS world. Bold statement, but we’re simply stating the facts as we see them.

    Enjoy this video and be on the look out for the hour long, in depth look at the cockpit of the 737NGX coming very soon.

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    What did you notice in this video that you hadn’t seen before? What got you really excited about the external model?

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    • Megamett73

      The level of detail in the cabin is astounding! I am more of a heads down cockpit person, and the visual quality of the cabin is not a crucial, must have feature for me. But I do like to relax at cruise and take in a nice wing view now and then, especially when I record replays of my takeoffs/landings.

      I was expecting a very basic cabin, maybe some sort of rough approximation of where the seats are in relation to the wing, but I must say PMDG has went far beyond what I was expecting to see. The fact that they are going to great lengths to get the cabin geometry correct, including the overhead bins, speaks volumes about their goal of making the NGX visually accurate to be on par with the extreme systems/flight model behavior fidelity of the aircraft.

      I’m also encouraged to hear that they are taking the time to fix the “non-issue” anomalies such as the leading edge bleed air ports and the hydraulic reservoirs, it shows that they are leaving no stone left unturned, and ensures it will take us months to fully appreciate the hidden details and nuances coded in the systems and graphics of this game changing addon.

      Thanks for the in depth preview, I have learned so much about the real life NG and the simulated NGX that I cannot find anywhere else!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        Really glad you enjoyed it. Nick rocks, doesn’t he? You’ll be happy to know that he’s leading most of the content structure for the 737 Training. Rightfully so, too!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        Really glad you enjoyed it. Nick rocks, doesn’t he? You’ll be happy to know that he’s leading most of the content structure for the 737 Training. Rightfully so, too!

    • http://twitter.com/fmome Findlay Osborn

      Just outstanding!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        *High Five*

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        *High Five*

    • Craig

      wow wow

      words can’t really describe it

    • Anonymous

      So far beyond anything that I’ve ever seen in FSX. I am really looking forward to having this, but right now I’m really enjoying my J41 and MD11 so much that it is hard to believe anything could be better. I have to say though, this is really amazing.
      I may try to take a week off when this is released just to enjoy it and the AoA course that will come with it. I’ll have to see if I can manage doing that with the work flow that I have, but it would be nice to take an NGX vacation. (:

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        An entire week?! That’s a lot of virtual miles! We ought to have a competition to see who can put up the most flight hours on VATSIM in the first week with the PMDG 737NGX.

        • Anonymous

          Hey, some of that time is going to be AoA training!

          • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

            Oh. Ok. You get a hall pass then, buddy ;)

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        An entire week?! That’s a lot of virtual miles! We ought to have a competition to see who can put up the most flight hours on VATSIM in the first week with the PMDG 737NGX.

    • UAL1287

      Gentlemen –

      Outstanding video! Will you please share your camera settings with us? I’m assuming the camera is EZDOK but I have been unable to get mine
      to do that….

      Thanks.

      Phil

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        You need to be in an external view and then change your options to make the speed and acceleration quite low on those external cameras.

    • Eamonn

      Incredible Nick.. Good Job.. Can’t wait to see more of her…

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        Plenty where that came from, that’s for sure!

    • angels10

      outstanding quality inside and out. Great Job PMDG!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        We agree! Just wait til you see the cockpit video.

        • Anonymous

          I’m really looking forward to seeing it, Chris. This was the best preview that has been available up to now, for the NGX. I’ll bet that cockpit video will be great.
          Is there any way we can download these videos also?

    • Bryant_AW

      awesome….im sure youve been asked this a milion times….what are your specs of your computer

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        i7 920 @ 4GHz, GTX 480, 6GB Corsair 7-7-7-20, 300GB WD Velociraptor, Corsair HX850W.

    • Prakhar

      Can’t wait to fly this beautiful bird! Just can’t wait!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        I’m sure it’ll be here before you know it.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        I’m sure it’ll be here before you know it.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        I’m sure it’ll be here before you know it.

    • Rudolf Aragão

      Please, tell us, which is your computer specification that you used to make the video.
      Thanks!

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        i7 920 @ 4GHz, GTX 480, 6GB Corsair 7-7-7-20, 300GB WD Velociraptor, Corsair HX850W.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        i7 920 @ 4GHz, GTX 480, 6GB Corsair 7-7-7-20, 300GB WD Velociraptor, Corsair HX850W.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        i7 920 @ 4GHz, GTX 480, 6GB Corsair 7-7-7-20, 300GB WD Velociraptor, Corsair HX850W.

        • Brendan

          For that spec, do you mind saying what’s your general specs of tweaking and what graphics settings are you running at? What frames do you get for ORBX scenery?

          I followed Nick’s tutorials and I can’t seemed to get as good performance as you with pretty much exactly the same specs…

          Thanks

    • Mmarzano

      Outstanding, and very informative.

    • Mmarzano

      Outstanding, and very informative.

    • Nhancock21

      How do you get to walk around the aircraft like that?

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        It’s done with EZCA from Flight1.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        It’s done with EZCA from Flight1.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        It’s done with EZCA from Flight1.

    • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

      i7 920 @ 4GHz, GTX 480, 6GB Corsair 7-7-7-20, 300GB WD Velociraptor, Corsair HX850W.

    • hervy galloway

      thank love it

    • http://www.fsbreak.net Eric

      Great video Nick!

    • Afc112

      Once PMDG release the 737NGX, how long do you predict before your training package is released?

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        This is a complicated answer that I plan on answering a different way this week, if you can wait that long ;)

    • M-A Goulet

      The quality of this simulation and the level of details of the virtual cockpit is just beyond belief. Thank you AoA for these brilliant videos.
      Source: CAE Inc. Engineer

    • M-A Goulet

      The quality of this simulation and the level of details of the virtual cockpit is just beyond belief. Thank you AoA for these brilliant videos.
      Source: CAE Inc. Engineer

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        Couldn’t agree more. It’s something to behold!

    • Megatop

      I have flown every MS Flight Simulators since they first started, and I have not see anything this indepth and detail. Keep up the good work at AOA.

      Megatop

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        Thanks Megatop! We shall. We shall.

    • flyhalf

      Wish you changed to nighttime so we could see a night walkaround.

    • hervy galloway

      i can’t wait, so chris how long it before your training 737 start

    • hervy galloway

      i can’t wait, so chris how long it before your training 737 start

    • Titanicsimon

      I’m loving the way the doors open correctly. I’ve never seen that animated before. This is a stunning product and even better than the MD-11 which I thought was a leap beyond anything I’d ever seen. I simply have to own it and will do as soon as it’s released.

    • Islandboy1966

      what software are you using for a walk around? I assume its also the same for AFDS/EGPWS Impressions? Thanks

      Troy

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Chris Palmer

        EZCA. We’ve been joking that we’ve probably sold more of that addon then we ever will of our own.

        • Daris Towson

          Just went and bought it lol

        • Islandboy1966

          Very cool. Thank you…I’m on it! :)

        • Islandboy1966

          Very cool. Thank you…I’m on it! :)

        • Islandboy1966

          Very cool. Thank you…I’m on it! :)

    • Flightdeck

      Dont like the fact the Irish flag not on fuselage!!…dont say the Euro flag is there, as the English flag is there and they in EU also!!!!

    • Flightdeck

      Dont like the fact the Irish flag not on fuselage!!…dont say the Euro flag is there, as the English flag is there and they in EU also!!!!

    • Sirolfmulock

      i got this airplane but i can’t move the camera anything like the movie.

      • http://www.flyaoamedia.com Thomas Crowell

        Check out EZCA, which is what Nick used to move around in this video. Google it.

    • Jack Bialobrzeski

      Nice video! I just love it Boeing 737

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