December 27, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Airbus A320-200 Livery Updates for BlackBox Simulation v0.60 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce updated textures for the BlackBox Simulations Airbus A320 v0.60 for FSX and includes:
• Canadian Xpress® livery for FSX;
• Canadian Xpress® Vancouver 2010 Olympic livery for FSX. More

December 26, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Redneck Airbus A319-111 Livery Updated for BlackBox Simulation v0.60 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce updated textures for the Redneck Xpress Airbus A319-111 for the BlackBox Simulations Airbus A319 v0.60 for FSX which is equipped with:
• Twin Budweiser 355ml engines with 5% alcohol for extra thrust;
• Extra storage on both wings for strapping down old couches & fridges;
• Extra durable burlap seats for both passengers & crew. More

December 19, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® ATO Instructor Staff Position Available Canadian Xpress® is currently accepting applications for an available staff (non-management) position as ATO Instructor.

The candidate will coordinate with other ATO Instructors to conduct online training in a timely matter to all pilots that request training in order to pass the VATSIM Rating Exams as well as training requests for other courses that are offered by Canadian Xpress® where the candidate has the knowledge to do so (i.e. aircraft, FSAcars installation, etc.). More

December 15, 2012 - Season's Greetings from Canadian Xpress® The Canadian Xpress® staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and we would like to wish you and your families all the best during this holiday season and lots of Blue Skies in 2013. More

December 11, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® 2013 Calendar With 2013 quickly approaching, the Canadian Xpress® 2013 calendar is now available which features a variety of Canadian Xpress® aircraft that are in our fleet. More

December 06, 2011 - Fly the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-211 Santa Xpress! From December 7th, 2012 until January 6th, 2013 show your holiday spirit by flying the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-211 Santa Xpress which we have made available to all pilots regardless of rank (but only for the holiday season). More

December 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® December Challenge: Business Traveler This month, we are flying the business routes that are operated by the very successful Porter Airlines. A twist in this month’s challenge is that pilots are being given the option of 2 different routes to fly. More

November 29, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® December Fly-In: White Christmas Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our December fly-in on Saturday, December 15th at 21h00est (02h00z) where we will fly the Pacific fjords with its season’s weather as a bonus!

Departing from Bellingham Washington (KBLI), we will head north to Ketchikan Alaska (PAKT) for a spectacular approach in probable heavy precipitation conditions. More

November 27, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-211 Santa Xpress Updated for FSX Just in time for the holiday season, Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availablility of a new version of our freeware Airbus A321-211 Santa Xpress for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

The new Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-211 Santa Xpress replaces our old model and features a 3D virtual cockpit and is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher by visiting the Special Liveries link via the Fleet menu on our web site.

In order to avoid any conflicts, please uninstall / remove the old version prior to installing the new version!

November 02, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® November Challenge: Tactical Air Drop Tactical flying is an important part of modern day missions. The skills associated with aerial delivery of troops and equipment by parachute or delivery of humanitarian aid to isolated and austere locations are increasingly sought after, as part of Canada's contribution to operations under the auspices of the United Nations. More

October 28, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® November Fly-In: Paro, Bhutan Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our November fly-in on Saturday, November 17th at 21h00est (02h00z) where we will fly to Paro Airport which has an elevation of 7,300 ft. With surrounding peaks as high as 18,000 ft it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports and as of October 2009, only eight pilots in the world are certified to land at the airport.

Departing from Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP), we will fly to spectacular Paro (VQPR). More

October 27, 2012 - Athens Virtual Airline Fly-In Challenge
The VATSIM Virtual Airline & Special Operations Team is pleased to present the Athens Fly-In Challenge. On Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 from 1700z to 2000z all VATSIM VA and SOA Partners are invited to compete against each other in a friendly competition. Participants are in for a fun night and automatically entered for a chance to win prizes from our event sponsors.

Competitors will have a choice to depart from Rome (LIRF), Vienna (LOWW), or Bucharest (LROP). From these locations pilots will converge on Athens, Greece (LGAV). Each arrival will earn the pilots Virtual Airline a certain amount of points. At the conclusion of the event the Virtual Airline with the most points will be the winner!

For more information please visit the Events section in the Pilots Forum.

October 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® October Challenge: Instrument Flight Rules This month’s challenge is to forget the FMC, forget looking out the window (other than to enjoy the scenery) and close the GPS and navigate via your aircraft’s instruments by dialing up a VOR and set course towards it & track NDBs. Your welcome to hand fly or use the autopilot to track the radios, but the challenge here is to manually set the radios. Don’t let the GPS or flight planning software run the show. More

September 26, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® FlightSim PilotShop Special Offer
FlightSim PilotShop is offering Canadian Xpress® pilots who are new customers a 10% discount on their first purchase from their Pilot Shop.

For more information and conditions regarding this special offer or to purchase FlightSim PilotShop products, please visit the Special Offers link that is available via the Pilots menu.

September 25, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® October Fly-In: Saint Maarten Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our October fly-in on Saturday, October 13th at 21h00edt (01h00z) where we will fly to Saint Maarten which is well renowned for its plane spotting.

Departing from Miami (KMIA), we will fly Princess Juliana International (TNCM), for a visual approach to famous runway 10 over Maho beach! More

September 18, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Redneck Airbus A319-111 For those of you that frequent any of our events have no doubt met Preston Cantrell (CXA277) & Franklin Duncan (CXA911) who are affectionately known as Redneck I & Redneck II who have often asked, "When is Canadian Xpress® going to add a Redneck livery to the fleet?"

Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Redneck Xpress Airbus A319-111 into our fleet which is equipped with:
• Twin Budweiser 355ml engines with 5% alcohol for extra thrust;
• Extra storage on both wings for strapping down old couches & fridges;
• Extra durable burlap seats for both passengers & crew. More

September 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® September Fly-In: Flying the Andes Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our September fly-in on Saturday, September 15th at 10h00edt (14h00z) where we will fly between high altitude airports, over the Andes range. So check your weights on your aircrafts as performance is greatly affected on high altitude airports.

Departing from Quito Equador (SEQU), we will fly south east to Tarapoto (SPST) and then to the amazing city of Cuzco (SPZO) perched on a high plateau at 11,200 feet!! Then if you want more adventure, you can take a helicopter ride to Machu Pichu! More

August 29, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® September Challenge Announcement The Milk Run is the bread and butter of a flight schedule for an airline. Solid standard routes are usually guaranteed contracts that always make money. These routes are the back bone of an airline and their profits is what helps keep the low income flights operating.

One of Canadian Xpress’ milk run flights is a twice daily cargo flight from Los Angeles to Toronto and is this month's challenge. More

August 28, 2012 - NOTAM: Canadian Xpress® FSAcars Update It has come to our attention that due to the move of the Canadian Xpress® web site, that the Updater in FSAcar which keeps the list of aircraft & airports up to date, no longer functions and will not download the latest updates for FSAcars. This issue has been fixed in the latest version of the CXA FSAcars Installer dated August 28th that is available via the Downloads menu on our web site.

All Canadian Xpress® should updated to the latest version of the CXA FSAcars Installer as soon as possible. More

August 27, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Black Box Simulation A320 Xtreme Prologue Liveries
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for Black Box Simulation A320 Xtreme Prologue and includes:
• Canadian Xpress®livery for FSX;
• Canadian Xpress® Vancouver 2010 Olympic livery for FSX. More

August 25, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Web Site Move is Complete!
If you are viewing this news item, you are now viewing the Canadian Xpress® web site with our new hosting company which was moved on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 10h00edt (14h00z).

Any issues can be reported in the Canadian Xpress® Web Site category under Technical Support in the Pilots Forum. You may need to clear your browser cookies in order to login and view the forums.

August 22, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® is Moving on August 25, 2012 10h00edt (14h00z)!
Due to the lack of support & unreliability of our current hosting company, Canadian Xpress® is moving our main web site & databases to a new hosting company on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 10h00edt (14h00z).

As our web site is already running on the new servers, no down time is anticipated. It is simply a question of pointing our domain to our new hosting company's DNS servers, however several services will not be available during the move. For more information regarding the migration and what services will be affected, click here.

August 21, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Pilots Save 20% on the Black Box Simulation Airbus Xtreme Prologue
As a Canadian Xpress® pilot*, you are entitled to a 20% discount on the Black Box Simulation Airbus Xtreme Prologue and will receive the Full Price refund when you purchase Xtreme!

For more information and conditions regarding this special offer or to purchase the Black Box Simulation Airbus Xtreme Prologue, please visit the Special Offers link that is available via the Pilots menu.

*Pilots who have logged 50 hours or more are eligible to receive this discount.

August 11, 2012 - Introducing Canadian Xpress® CXA-TV ~ Watch Us Fly! ~
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce our latest feature CXA-TV. The CXA-TV Client works in conjunction with the CXA-TV Service that is located at http://CXA-TV.com and allows Canadian Xpress® pilots to broadcast screen shots and basic flight data of their flights Live while flying so others can watch you fly and works whether you are flying on VATSIM, IVAO or Offline.

For more information & to download the Canadian Xpress® CXA-TV client, please click the CXA-TV Client link via the Downloads menu.

August 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® August 3 Year Anniversary Fly-In Announcement
Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday August 18th at 09h00z (13h00z) for our August 2012 fly-in where we celebrate our 3rd anniversary! Thanks to all our virtual pilots who have made Canadian Xpress® the virtual airline that it is.

So we urge you to spread the news and invite virtual pilots from all over to join us for this event. More

July 31, 2012 - August 15th: Boston ARTCC | Moncton FIR - The Fundy Rush
Halifax and Boston have a long relationship in trade, disaster relief and tourism dating back to Halifax's incorporation in 1749.

In honor of these close ties, the Boston ARTCC and the Moncton FIR are pleased to present The Fundy Rush that will be held on Wednesday August 15th from 19h00edt (23h00z) to 23h00edt (03h00z) on the VATSIM network. More

July 28, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® FSAcars Import Log Utility
Canadian Xpress® is please to announce the addition of the Import Flight Log utility which facilitates submitting your flight logs in the event that your unable to send your flight via FSAcars. The Flight Import Log utility is much easier and faster to use than the Manual Pirep and has the benefit of saving all your flight information on the server. More

July 26, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Challenge Calculator v1.1 Released
Canadian Xpress® is please to announce the release of version 1.1 of our Monthly Challenge Calculator that will calculate your score on any given flight by either importing your FSAcars log into the application or by manually entering the required parameters and it will calculate your score so that you can compare your flight with other pilots while participating in our challenges. More

July 22, 2012 - July 24: VatVenture 2012 IFR Day Sponsored by Canadian Xpress®
VatVenture is VATSIM's premier event replicating the real world AirVenture event put on by EAA in Oshkosh, WI. This July, ZAU ARTCC is proud to turn tiny Wittman Airport in Oshkosh into one of the world's busiest airports on the VATSIM network. We hope you will plan on joining them as they celebrate their first ever week-long event. There will be plenty to do and many opportunities for pilots to fly. More

July 07, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Bell 205 Huey Helicopter
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Bell 205 Huey Helicopter into our fleet.

The Bell 205 is the civil versions of the UH-1 Iroquois single-engine military helicopters. They are type-certificated in the transport category and are used in a wide variety of applications. More

July 02, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® July Fly-In Announcement
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games also known as London 2012 as per their official logo, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our July Month fly-in where we celebrate this world wide event aimed at peace, tolerance, friendship and of course, achievement in sports!. More

July 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Dix30 Simulation® Special Offer
Dix30 Simulation® is Canada's newest distributor of flight simulation products including, aircraft, add-on scenery, hardware, training materials and much more.

As a Canadian Xpress® pilot*, you are entitled to a 20% discount off all purchases at Dix30 Simulation®. More

June 21, 2012 - New Canadian Xpress® Fokker F100-650
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of a new freeware Fokker F100-650 into our fleet.

The new Fokker F100-650 replaces our old model and includes a 3D virtual cockpit and FMC (FMC available in FSX only) and is available in following variations:
• Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004;
• Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX.

The Canadian Xpress® Fokker F100-650 is available to all all pilots with a rank of First Officer or higher via the Fleet menu.

June 09, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Wilco CRJ NextGen CRJ-700 Textures
Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for the Wilco CRJ NextGen CRJ-700 payware aircraft.

The Canadian Xpress® Wilco CRJ NextGen CRJ-700 textures are available in for FSX are available to all pilots with a rank of First Officer or higher and are available for download via the Fleet menu.

June 07, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Summer 2012 Challenge Announcement
Summer time has come to the west coast. Vacation homes are open and everyone is ready to enjoy the summer sun and surf. Summer time means higher demands for air transportation to the ocean playground of the Channel Islands.

Long Beach and Santa Barbara airports are our Sunshine Coast mainland hubs. From there you’ll be making scheduled flights to Catalina, San Clement, San Nicolas and Santa Cruz before returning to the mainland. Fuel is available at some of the island airports but at a much higher price compared to the mainland, so you must carry enough fuel for the whole trip landing with IFR reserves. More

May 31, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® June Fly-In Announcement It’s June! The birds are singing, the kids are finishing up the school year and most of us stare longingly at the gently swaying trees, overcome by cabin fever after having been locked away from the sun all winter. It’s time to dust off those fishing poles and the camping gear, hook up the boat or camper and head out into the wilderness. It’s time for a summer vacation. More

May 03, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® May Fly-In Announcement From the Pyramids to the Acropolis, we cross centuries of history through the Mediterranean Sea. Our History and cultures were marked by those two ancient worlds and still is today. Just think of the Papyrus and the Olympic games.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our May 2012 fly-in where we will depart from Cairo (HECA), capital of Egypt, to Athens (LGAV), capital of Greece. More

May 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® May Challenge Announcement This month, we are going to change things up a bit. We are giving you a departure airport and you get to pick your destination. Sounds easy enough right, so what’s the challenge? The Challenge is to fly as far away from the departure airport as possible and land within VFR fuel reserve of 15 minutes. More

April 28, 2012 - New Canadian Xpress® A320-200 for FSX Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of a new FSX freeware Airbus A320-200 into our fleet.

The new Canadian Xpress® Airbus A320-200 replaces our old model and features:
• Improved model;
• Improved flight dynamics;
• Fully functional virtual cockpit. More

April 26, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Virtualcol JetStream Super 31 Textures Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for the Virtualcol JetStream Super 31 payware aircraft.

As a Canadian Xpress® pilot, you are entitled to a $5.00 USD discount off the Virtualcol JetStream Super 31 for FS9 or FSX. For more information and conditions regarding this special offer, please visit the Special Offers link that is available via the Pilots menu. More

April 23, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Wilco 737 Evolution Textures Even though our one year anniversary is far behind, we are a nostalgic bunch. Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our one year anniversary textures for the Wilco 737 Pilot In Command Evolution with winglets into our fleet.

The Canadian Xpress® Wilco 737 Pilot In Command Evolution one year anniversary textures are available for FSX only and to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and is available for download by visiting the Special Liveries link via the Fleet menu on our web site.

April 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® April Challenge Announcement This month’s challenge was submitted by Dean Wheeler (CXA101), as part of his prize for winning the Canadian Xpress® 2011 Winter Challenge.

The Sun has risen in the north, and the warm weather is melting the ice and snow in Northern Canada. This warm weather has also melted the ice roads leading to the mines of Northern Canada. This means no more trucks and until next November, so until then, everything has to come and go by air. More

March 29, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® April Fly-In Announcement Opening Day is the day on which professional baseball leagues begin their regular season. For Major League Baseball and most of the minor leagues, this day falls during the first week of April. For baseball fans, Opening Day serves as a symbol of rebirth; writer Thomas Boswell once penned a book titled, Why Time Begins on Opening Day. Many feel that the occasion represents newness or a chance to forget last season in that the 30 major league clubs and their millions of fans begin with 0-0 records.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our April 2012 Fly-In where we will visit some famous cities related to Baseball history. More

March 23, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® ShockWave Retrofits Now Available A2A Simulations ShockWave 3D Lights Redux payware add-on for FS9 & FSX by A2A Simulations casts realistic light out into 3D space, creating stunning visuals and a more immersive flying experience and features over 40 lighting effects including strobes, beacons, navigation, runway lights and fully-realized 3D landing lights that actually cast light into space. More

March 02, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Appointment Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Roesener (CXA207) to the staff position of ATO Instructor. More

March 01, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® March Challenge Announcement Spring is upon the eastern seaboard and it is time to start thinking about opening up those summer homes & cottages. Now of course, we are not talking about our own. We are referring to those of the rich and famous.

The contractors, property managers along with real estate agents and their clients have charted Canadian Xpress® to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island. More

February 28, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Level-D 763 With Winglets Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of textures for the Level-D 767-300ER Winglet Version into our fleet.

The Canadian Xpress® Level-D 767-300ER Winglet Version textures are available for both FS9 & FSX and to all pilots with a rank of Senior Captain or higher and can be downloaded by visiting the Fleet menu on our web site.

February 23, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® March Fly-In Announcement A Snowbird is a term used to describe Canadian citizens who enjoy spending the winter months of the year in warmer climates. It is well known fact that a great contingency of Canadian citizens migrate to Florida in the winter months and when they first arrive are usually pale, this why they are called Snowbirds.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us for our March 2012 Fly-In where we will transport the Snowbirds back up home. More

February 06, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Wilco 737 Evolution Textures Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of textures for the Wilco 737 Pilot In Command Evolution into our fleet.

The Canadian Xpress® Wilco 737 Pilot In Command Evolution textures are available for FSX only and to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and is available for download by visiting the Fleet menu on our web site.

January 23, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® February Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, February 18th at 20h30est (13h30z) for our February 2012 fly-in that was submited by Paolo Fradelloni (CXA766) where we will fly from Italy direct to Venice over the most famous Italian cities; Naples, Rome and Florence. More

January 11, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Reaches 25,000 Flights Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce that with just over 2 years of operations we have officially logged [b]over 25,000 flights[/b] and wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our pilots for their support in helping make us one of Canada's most active virtual airlines. Your participation in our events, challenges, contests and pilots forum is what has made Canadian Xpress® the continued success that it is. More

January 11, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® Display Pictures The Canadian Xpress® display pictures package is a set of aircraft jpegs that are ideal as:
• Your display picture for Windows Live Messenger;
• Slide show for Windows Vista & Windows 7 Side bar;
• Profile picture for Facebook;
• Profile picture for Twitter;
• Avatar for TeamSpeak;
• Etc.

The Canadian Xpress® display pictures are available via the CXA Display Pictures link that is available via the Downloads menu.

January 07, 2012 - Canadian Xpress® January Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 21st at 19h00est (24h00z) for our January 2012 fly-in where where it is time to dust off your favorite piston pounder as this month we go back to January 1944 and fly the route of Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington's Marine Squadron VMF214 over Rabaul. This where he shot down his 26th enemy plane, and later was himself shot down. More

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