July 07, 2019 - Canadian Xpress July 2019 Fly-In - A Giant Leap for Mankind On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 walked on the Moon, successfully achieving the goal set by President Kennedy in 1961. This historic event showcased the engineering prowess of more than 400,000 people who worked tirelessly on three different space programs: Project Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, we will provide air transport for Canadian astronauts to Neil Armstrong?s birthplace in Wapakoneta, Ohio. More

July 04, 2019 - Canadian Xpress July 2019 Challenge - Moon Landing On July 20th, 1969 which is 50 years ago this month, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went where no one man has gone before, becoming the first humans to land and walking on a foreign spatial body. Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface.

This month, we trace a route these astronauts and their predecessors followed during their travels to reach the moon. Traveling from Houston Texas (KIAH) to what was known at the time as Cape Canaveral Space Centre (KORL). More

June 13, 2019 - Canadian Xpress June 2019 Fly-In - Chicago-Cincy Crossfire This month our fly-in will be joining in on the VatUSA event, Chicago-Cincy Crossfire. Looking back at our previous events, we have never flown into Cincinnati.

Ironically Cincinnati Airport KCVG isn?t even in Cincinnati or Ohio for that matter. It is across the Ohio River and Ohio state line in Kentucky near the city of Covington, Kentucky and that is where the airport?s code CVG originates from. More

June 04, 2019 - Canadian Xpress June 2019 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XXI This month, we fly to Wellington International airport with either the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A320-211, Boeing B737-700 or Boeing B757-200F that are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge.

Wellington has a reputation for rough and turbulent landing even in larger aircraft due to the channeling effect of Cook Strait creating strong and gusty winds, especially in prefrontal north westerly conditions. More

May 18, 2019 - Canadian Xpress May 2019 Fly-In - Crossing the Rockies This month, we will be joining VATCAN for one of their events, hosted by the Vancouver and Edmonton FIRs for their Cross the Rockies Event. These events are always enjoyable and exciting as the two FIRs fully staff the west coast airports of Canada.

The event runs from 22h00z until 01h00z. So, ATC might be a little light for our morning flight, but we can expect full coverage for our evening event. More

May 12, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Livery for the FlightFactor Boeing 767 for Laminar Research X-Plane 11 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the FlightFactor Boeing 767 for Laminar Research X-Plane 11.

The Canadian Xpress® livery for the FlightFactor Boeing 767 is available to all pilots with a rank of Senior Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

May 07, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Livery for the QualityWings Ultimate 757 Collection Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the QualityWings Ultimate 757 Collection for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.

The Canadian Xpress® livery for the QualityWings Ultimate 757 Collection is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

May 05, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Feeware Boeing 737-700 for Laminar Research X-Plane 11 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of the freeware Boeing 737-700 for Laminar Research X-Plane 11.

The Canadian Xpress® Boeing 737-700 is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet->Special Liveries menu.

May 04, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Airbus A220-300 (C-Series) Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Airbus A220-300 to our fleet for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3 & v4.

The Airbus A220-300 (formly CS300), is a narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners marketed by Airbus but designed and originally built by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace.

The Canadian Xpress® Airbus A220-300 is available in the following variations:
• Livery for the Virtualcol Airbus 220 Series Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator X
• Livery for the Virtualcol Airbus 220 Series Pack for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3 & v4 More

May 03, 2019 - Canadian Xpress May 2019 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XV This month?s challenge takes us from Athens (LGAV) to Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport (LGSK) that is located on the Greek Island of Skiathos which has a narrow 5,341-foot runway due to the uneven terrain of the island and was built using reclaimed land making one island out of two.

Local plane spotters call Alexandros Papadiamantis airport the Princess Juliana Airport of Greece due to its proximity to local roads and aircraft are required to make their approach over the sea and touchdown very close to the beach. More

April 24, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Fairchild-Dornier 328 JET Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Virtualcol Dornier 328 JET to our fleet for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3 & v4.

In celebration of our ten year anniversary, Virtualcol has licensed this aircraft free of charge exclusively to all Canadian Xpress® pilots*. More

April 20, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Boeing 737-900 Updated for X-Plane 11 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce that we have updated our livery for the Boeing 737-900 Ultimate for Laminar Research X-Plane 11.

The Canadian Xpress® Boeing 737-900 Ultimate is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

April 17, 2019 - Canadian Xpress ATO Instructor Appointment
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Pergau (CXA393) to the staft position of ATO Instructor.

Daniel will assist our other instructors in conducting online training on software setup, how to fly payware aircraft, flight procedures and will evaluate and issue VATSIM pilot ratings on behalf of Canadian Xpress®. He will also assist the Canadian Xpress® staff in the continued development of our ATO program for the VATSIM Pilot Rating Program.

Welcome to the Canadian Xpress® team Daniel!

April 13, 2019 - Canadian Xpress April 2019 Fly-In - A Day in the Sim John (CXA004), Dave (CXA007), Todd (CXA557) and Wayne (CXA619) will be heading for an afternoon of fun at Threshold Aviation in Toronto where they will be flying a 737NG simulator. Be sure to check out the Canadian Xpress FaceBook page throughout the day for live streams & updates.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us Saturday, April 27th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2019 fly-in where we are going to follow the same route flying on the east coast of the United States from Newark (KEWR) to Washington (KCDA). More

April 06, 2019 - Canadian Xpress April 2019 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XIV This month, your mission is to fly to Tioman Island in the South China Sea. Tioman Island Airport has a 3200-foot runway that requires pilots to flight directly towards a mountain before making a quick 90-degree turn to final. Because of the surrounding mountains, it?s a one-way approach with no missed option. So, you need to get it right the first time. More

March 31, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Ten Year Anniversary Tour Ten years ago, a small group of dedicated flight simulator enthusiasts, found themselves looking for a new place to call home. Lots of ideas went back and forth and four months later with the simple slogan Fly Virtually Anywhere!, Canadian Xpress® was born.

To celebrate our 10 years of operation, Canadian Xpress® is going on a tour that consists of 19 legs where we are going to visit the home towns of our founding management members and of those who have joined since then (as of April 2019) to help keep Canadian Xpress® Flying Virtual Anywhere!. More

March 23, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Freeware Hawker Siddeley HS.748 for P3Dv4 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of the freeware Hawker Siddeley HS.748 for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.

The Canadian Xpress® Hawker Siddeley HS.748 is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

March 22, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Tenth Anniversary Boeing 777-300ER In celebration of our tenth year of operations, Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Boeing 777-300ER to our fleet.

The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and is world's largest twinjet. Commonly referred to as the 'Triple Seven', its distinguishing features include large?diameter turbofan engines, long raked wings, six wheels on each main landing gear, fully circular fuselage cross-section and a blade-shaped tail cone. More

March 12, 2019 - Canadian Xpress March 2019 Fly-In - Canada's Busiest This month, we are going to fly the busiest flight route in Canada. The Montreal / Toronto corridor is the busiest travel route in Canada. Over 10,000 people travel between these 2 cities every day over land and air.

Canada?s 2 major airlines WestJet and Air Canada each operate hourly flights and on busier days a flight departs every 30 minutes. WestJet uses its fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s on this route and Air Canada uses the Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s. However, is not out of the ordinary to see Boeing 777s running this route a few times a week as well. On average 160 flights a day operate between these two cities. More

March 03, 2019 - Canadian Xpress March 2019 Challenge - Island Shuffle This month, we are returning to December 2015 and one of the most popular events we have done. We are running shuttle flights between Saint Maarten and the islands of Saba and Saint Bart?s. Two of the most dangerous airports in the world with either the Canadian Xpress freeware or payware Dehavilland Dash 6-Q300. More

February 16, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Livery for the Maddog X MD-83 Variant Pack Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for the Fly the Maddog X MD-83 Variant Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3 &v4.

The Canadian Xpress® Fly the Maddog X MD-83 Variant Pack livery is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

February 04, 2019 - Canadian Xpress February 2019 Fly-In - Paro Over the last 10 years, Canadian Xpress® has visited some of the most amazing airports around the world and Paro is no exception. This flight is one of the most enjoyable and challenging fly-in events we have ever done.

Paro Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. The airport is located 4 miles from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu. With surrounding peaks as high as 18,000 ft it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports. As of October 2009, only eight pilots in the world were certified to land at the airport. Flights at Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset. More

February 03, 2019 - Canadian Xpress Livery for the Captain Sim 757 III Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for the Captain Sim 757 III for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.

The Canadian Xpress® Captain Sim 757 III livery is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

February 01, 2019 - Canadian Xpress February 2019 Challenge - Ski Vacation It?s time for a little fun. Let?s leave those little hills of 6,000 feet behind and head for some real skiing at 9,000 feet.

This month, you are the charter pilot for those looking to get away from the boring little ski areas at Lake Tahoe (KTVL) and head for the bigger mountains around Telluride (KTEX) with either the Canadian Xpress freeware or payware Beechcraft 1900D, Beechcraft Duke, Cessna Citation X, Pilatus PC-12, Pilatus PC-24 or Embraer Phenom 300 which are available to all pilots regardless of rank but only for the challenge. More

January 06, 2019 - Canadian Xpress January 2019 Fly-In - Ice Wine Country For 2019 in celebration of our 10th year of operations, we will revisit some of our fly-ins from past years. This month we return to January of 2014 where traveled from St-Hubert Quebec to St-Catharines Ontario in the heart of the Niagara Wine Country and enjoy the annual Niagara Ice Wine Festival. More

January 03, 2019 - Canadian Xpress January 2019 Challenge - The Beginning In celebration of our 10th anniversary, this month we go way back to the beginning of our monthly challenges to where it all began and fly our very first challenge from the Fall of 2009, Check Rides.

In that event, we flew the Cirrus SR-20 from Les Cedres (CSS3) just outside of Montreal to Mont-Tremblant (CYFJ). It was a simple little 70nm trip just to test everything out. More

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