December 26, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the Captain Sim 767 for FSX & P3D Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the Captain Sim 767 for FSX & P3D.

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

December 16, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the Just Flight HS 748 Propliner for FSX & P3D Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the Just Flight HS 748 Propliner for FSX & P3D.

The Canadian Xpress® Livery for the Just Flight HS 748 Propliner is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

December 10, 2016 - Fly the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-231 Santa Xpress! From December 10th, 2016 until January 8th, 2017 show your holiday spirit by flying the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A321-231 Santa Xpress which we have made available to all pilots regardless of rank (but only for the holiday season). More

December 09, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® December 2016 Fly-In - Georgian Bay Often referred to as the sixth Great Lake, Georgian Bay features more than 30,000 islands and 2,000 kilometers of shoreline. Georgian Bay's beauty is serene. Windswept pines, majestic towering cliffs, endless beaches and clear blue water all create a one of a kind destination.

Parry Sound, the largest natural harbour on Georgian Bay, was named by Captain Henry Bayfield after Sir William Edward Parry, the Arctic explorer. Bayfield surveyed the 30,000 islands in the early 19th Century. This is a staging point for trips not only to your cottage nearby, but also for countless exploration possibilities of the beautiful French River and Muskoka areas. The Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport (PSAMA) is located in Seguin Township in the District of Parry Sound. The PSAMA's runway is 4,000' with a 290' by 320' apron and medium-intensity airfield lighting. The airport has a float plane base located on the 4,000' long Robert's Lake connected to the airport via a private access road. The PSAMA is a popular re-fueling destination for Air Ambulance, Hydro One Helicopters, Ontario Provincial Police, and Search & Rescue. More

December 02, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® December 2016 Challenge - Real World Ops I This month we are trying something new for our challenges where we will follow a real world and see if we can do better. Since this our first try at this new format, it's totally up to the pilot to choose a route and aircraft (as long as you?re rated for it).

The real world ops title says it all. Pick a real world flight and fly it online at the same time the real flight is making the same flight in the real world. This however means there is no time offsetting allowed. So if you choose to fly during daylight hours, you will have to pick a fight that is flying somewhere in the world at the same time. More

November 28, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the BlackBox Airbus A340-300 for FSX & P3D Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the BlackBox Widebody X-Treme A340-300 for FSX & P3D.

The Canadian Xpress® Livery for the BlackBox Widebody X-Treme A340-300 is available to all pilots with a rank of ATP Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

November 19, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the BlackBox Airbus A330-200RR for FSX & P3D Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the BlackBox Widebody X-Treme A330-200RR for FSX & P3D.

The Canadian Xpress® Livery for the BlackBox Widebody X-Treme A330-200RR is available to all pilots with a rank of Senior Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

November 05, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® November 2016 Fly-In - Eagle County With one of the most dangerous approaches in the United States, Eagle County Regional Airport serves the world-famous ski resorts of the Eagle-Vail area in Colorado.

The Airport is largely seasonal, with the greatest number of scheduled flights operating during the winter months. During the ski season, Eagle County Regional Airport is the second busiest airport in Colorado after the Denver International Airport. Eagle serves as a great alternative to Denver for skiers in the Eagle Valley because of its close proximity to the major international ski resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge. More

November 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® November 2016 Challenge - Crosswinds We have all seen the countless YouTube videos of the crazy crosswind landings at Birmingham Airport. Well it?s your turn to try your hand at it.

Birmingham Airport (EGBB) formerly Birmingham International Airport is located 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in Solihull, England. It has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. Passenger throughput in 2015 was over 10.1 million, making Birmingham the seventh busiest airport in the UK.

This month, the challenge is to pick your favorite Canadian Xpress® jet aircraft and depart from Dusseldorf (EDDL) Germany?s 3rd largest airport that can handle aircraft as large as the Airbus A380 and fly to Birmingham Airport (EGBB). More

October 08, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the Flight Factor Boeing 767-300ER for X-Plane 10 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the Flight Factor Boeing 767-300 ER Professional for X-Plane 10.

The Canadian Xpress® livery for the Boeing 767-300 ER Professional is available to all pilots with a rank of Senior Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

October 02, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® October 2016 Fly-In - Samos Samos Airport is named after Aristarchos of Samos, an ancient astronomer and mathematician, and lies within 5 km from the nearby town of Pythagorio. The airport features a single short runway serving both arrivals and departures. The airports surroundings leave little room for error or mistake on the behalf of the pilots ? with nearby mountains and sea at the end of the short runway. Samos is the island airport with the most notorious landing approaches in Greece. It involves pure stick and rudder demanding hand-type of flying in between mountains. There are often strong Meltemi winds blowing from the north during the summer months which further contribute to the difficulty of the landing.

There is only one terminal within the airport. There are five boarding gates, none of which have jet-bridges. Passenger facilities are split across two floors and include a duty-free shop and a small café. More

October 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® October 2016 Challenge - Staying Current Anyone who holds a pilot?s licence in the real world know what it means to stay current. It doesn?t really take much, a medical every few years and required amount of flight time which requires that you to fly an hour at least once a month.

So this month, we are keeping current on our flight hours. In order to do that, all the restrictions are coming off. You pick the airport, you pick the route, and you even get to pick the aircraft as long as that aircraft is a single engine piston powered prop.

This month, the challenge is to pick your favorite airport and single piston aircraft and head out on an hour or so VFR flight. You can just go on a sightseeing trip and return to where you started or head somewhere else for what?s known as a $100 hamburger. More

September 24, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Reaches 100,000 Flights On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, Canadian Xpress® reached a milestone as we have officially logged over 100,000 flights. The 100,000 flight was logged by Dave Weese (CXA007) at approximately 03h00z.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our pilots for their support in helping make us one of the most active Canadian virtual airlines. Your participation in our events, challenges and contests is what has made Canadian Xpress® the continued success that it is.

September 20, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Freeware Embraer E-190 for X-Plane 10 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of the Embraer E-190 for X-Plane 10.

The Embraer E-190 is a narrow body medium range twin-engine jet that entered production in 2002 and has been a commercial success primarily for its safety and efficiency.

The Canadian Xpress® Embraer E-190 is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu on our web site.

September 18, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® TeamSpeak3 Server Changes Please note that effective immediately, the address of our TeamSpeak3 server has changed to:
canadianxpress.teamspeak3.com
In addition the password for our TeamSpeak3 server has changed and a port number is no longer required.
The lastest settings and password of the Canadian Xpress® TeamSpeak3 Server can be found by visiting the CXA TeamSpeak3 Server link that is available via the Help menu.

September 14, 2016 - New Canadian Xpress® Freeware Douglas DC-3 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of a new freeware Douglas DC-3 by Manfred Jahn in our historic livery for FSX & P3D into our fleet.

The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner that revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. More

September 10, 2016 - CXAcars v1.0 Official Release After 7 years of faithful service & over 97,000 flights, effective October 1st, 2016, Canadian Xpress® is retiring FSAcars as our ACARS and flight logging software.

Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the official release of CXAcars v1.0, our new ACARS & flight logging software that was developed by Canadian Xpress®. More

September 04, 2016 - FSAcars Retirement Announcement After 7 years of faithful service & over 97,000 flights, Canadian Xpress® would like to announce the retirement of FSAcars as our ACARS and flight logging software. Effective October 1st, 2016, FSAcars will no longer be available for download via the Canadian Xpress® web site.*

Pilots may continue to log flights with FSAcars after October 1st and both aircraft & airport databases will continue to be updated for the time being provided you have downloaded and installed the latest version of FSAcars dated August 26th, 2016. More

September 03, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® September 2016 Fly-In - Greenland's Capital Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is the seat of government and the country's largest cultural and economic center. The major cities closest to the capital are Iqaluit and St. John's in Canada and Reykjavík in Iceland. Nuuk contains almost a quarter of Greenland's population, and also has the tallest building in Greenland. Nuuk is the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. In January 2016, it had a population of 17,316, making it one of the smallest capital cities in the world by population.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 17th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our September 2016 fly-in where we depart from Iqaluit Airport (CYFB) and head east into Greenland territory and fly a challenging approach into Nuuk airport (BGGH). More

August 31, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® September 2016 Challenge - Off-Shore Support Every day, hundreds of oil rig workers climb aboard a helicopter and head in to the open sea for 14-21 days at a time, to operate offshore platforms in order to continue to supply the worlds need for oil.

This month we follow some of those routes in to the Gulf of Mexico.

Your mission is to depart Lakefront Airport (KNEW) and fly to south of the LEV VOR to 50 DME (making the one-way flight about 100 miles) and pick an oil rig to land on and return back to Lakefront with any Canadian Xpress® payware or freeware helicopter that is available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge.. More

August 07, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® August 2016 Fly-In - Panama Canal The Panama Canal is a 48-mile ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 85 feet above sea level. It takes 6 to 8 hours to pass through the Panama Canal.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, August 20th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our August 2016 fly-in where we depart La Aurora International MGGT)in Guatemala City and fly along Central America to Panama City - Tocumen International MPTO). More

August,06 2016 - Canadian Xpress® CXAcars Open Beta With nearly 4,800 lines of code and over a year of development, Canadian Xpress® is please to announce that CXAcars which is our new flight logging software which will eventually replace FSAcars is now open for public beta testing by all Canadian Xpress® pilots. More

August 03, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® August 2016 Challenge - The Daily Grind This month we return to regular challenges and make a Daily Grind run from Toronto (CYYZ) to Atlanta (KATL). With more than 10 daily non-stop flights out of Toronto, Atlanta is one of the top 5 destinations out of Toronto Pearson.

Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998 and also by number of landings and take-offs between 2005 & 2013 as well as in 2015.

Your mission is to depart from Toronto (CYYZ) and head to Atlanta (KATL) with any Canadian Xpress® freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly with the exception of helicopter and the Concorde. More

July 11, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® GSX Ground Services Model Set & Aircraft Configurations GSX Ground Services is a revolutionary product that simulates several operations on ground, like Marshalling, Catering, Boarding/Deboarding of passengers and Baggages, Stairs, Refueling vehicles, Pushback with realistic behavior, Folllow Me cars, Docking System and more, all featuring many native FSX/P3D animations and belivable human characters.

The Canadian Xpress® GSX Ground Services Model Set is an add-on plug-in so that all ground vehicles will display Canadian Xpress® logos and colors. More

July 04, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® July 2016 Fly-In - Burj Khalifa Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Burj Khalifa is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 2,722 feet, almost 1,000 feet higher than the CN Tower. Burj Dubai holds many world records, most notably the building with the most floors (163), highest occupied floor (1,918 feet), highest outdoor observation deck (124th floor at 1,483 feet) and obviously, highest elevator installation.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, July 23rd at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our July 2016 fly-in where we will visit this amazing feat of engineering by departing from Heydar Aliyev International (UBBB) in Baku, Azerbaijan and fly to Dubai International (OMDB). More

July 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® July 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XIV This month, we are heading to Tenzing?Hillary Airport (VNLK), also known as Lukla Airport, a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1, in eastern Nepal. The History Channel name it the most dangerous airport in the world in 2010.

The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed. The airport is contained within a chain link fence and patrolled by the Nepali armed police or civil police around the clock. More

June 19, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the SkySim McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of our livery for the SkySim Douglas DC-9-50 for FSX & P3D as there are not any payware versions of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.

The Canadian Xpress® Display Pics, Shockwave Retrofits, SquawkBox & vPilot model sets have all been updated with the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 and can be downloaded via the Downloads menu.

The Canadian Xpress® livery for the SkySim Douglas DC-9-50 is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

June 03, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® June 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XIII This month, we are heading to the checkerboard at Kai Tak which closed in July 1998. With numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, landings at the airport were dramatic to experience and technically demanding for pilots. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the 6th most dangerous airport in the world.

Kai Tak was located on the west side of Kowloon Bay in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is surrounded by rugged mountains. Less than 10 km (6.2 mi) to the north and northeast is a range of hills reaching an elevation of 2,000 ft (610 m). To the east of the runway, the hills are less than 5 km (3.1 mi) away. Immediately to the south of the airport is Victoria Harbour, and farther south is Hong Kong Island with hills up to 2,100 ft (640 m). More

May 29, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® June 2016 Fly-In - FlightSimCon FlightSimCon is the annual flight simulator show and convention for all of us simmers. The event is being held at the New England Air Museum at Bradley Intl Airport, just outside Hartford, CT in Windsor Locks. Most of the big manufactures will be attending/exhibiting, including ORBX, A2A, Aerosoft, REX, GoFlight, to name a few.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, June 11th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our June 2016 fly-in where we will depart Halifax Stanfield Intl (CYHZ) and head west to the Boston Virtual ARTCC where we will fly our approach into Bradley Intl (KBDL) and visit the 2016 FlightSimCon. VATSIM and Boston Virtual ARTCC will also have exhibits and there is a good chance that our fly-in will be shown live at the event. More

May 28, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Events Manager Appointment Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Gaboriault (CXA729) to the management position of Events Manager and the change of his call-sign to CXA029.

As part of the Canadian Xpress® Management team, Matt will coordinate with FIRs & ARTCCs to publish their events and will be responsible for creating our monthly events, future tours as well as assist with the day to day operations of Canadian Xpress®.

Congratulations Matt!

May 27, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® OrbX Freeware Tour The OrbX Freeware Tour is our largest tour to date where you will visit some of the best freeware scenery available (FSX & P3D) and will travel from the most northern locations on main land North America, cross the wild tundra of the Canadian north to the most northern airport in the world and then on to Canada?s amazing eastern seaboard.

Experience the breath taking views along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, enjoy the Toronto skyline from the Inland airport and the power of Niagara Falls. Heading north again, explore the Canadian Shield, gaze in wonder of the wheat fields of the prairies and the foot hills and oil camps of Alberta, before finishing off in the Northern Rocky mountains.

The Canadian Xpress® OrbX Freeware Tour consists of 131 legs which must be flown in order. More

May 05, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® May 2016 Fly-In - Alpine Escapade The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

The Alpine region has a strong cultural identity. The traditional culture of farming, cheese making, and woodworking still exists in Alpine villages, although the tourist industry began to grow early in the 20th century and expanded greatly after World War II to become the dominant industry by the end of the century. The Winter Olympic Games have been hosted in the Swiss, French, Italian, Austrian and German Alps. At present the region is home to 14 million people and has 120 million annual visitors. More

May 02, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® May 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XII Madeira Airport (LPMA), formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport and informally known as Funchal Airport, is an international airport in the civil parish of Santa Catarina, municipality of Santa Cruz, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.

The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots. Its innovative solution allowed Funchal to receive the Outstanding Structure Award in 2004 by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, which aims at recognizing the most remarkable, innovative, creative or otherwise stimulating structure completed within the last few years. Nevertheless, it is still considered one of the most peculiarly perilous airports in the world. More

May 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® TeamSpeak3 Push To Talk Please note that effective Saturday, May 7th, 2016, voice activation will no longer function on our TeamSpeak3 server. All pilots will be required to configure a Push To Talk key in order to speak to other pilots.

We recommended using your Left-Ctrl key for communicating with ATC and your Right-Ctrl key for Teamspeak3, but you are free to use any key combination you wish.

More information regarding the Canadian Xpress® TeamSpeak3 Server can be found by visiting the CXA TeamSpeak3 Server link that is available via the Help menu.

April 21, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the Flight Factor Boeing 757 Pro Extended for X-Plane 10 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the Flight Factor Boeing 757 Pro Extended for X-Plane 10.
The Canadian Xpress® livery for the Boeing 757 Pro Extended is available to all pilots with a rank of Captain or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

April 16, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Liveries for the CLS McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F PMDG recently pulled the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 from it's web store and is no longer available for purchase. Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the payware Commercial Level Simulations (CLS) for FSX & P3D.

Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989 with 446 delivered to airlines and the U.S. Air Force. The DC-10's last commercial passenger flight took place in February 2014, although freighter versions continue to operate to this day. The DC-10 was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11. More

April 04, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® April 2016 Fly-In - European Commute London City Airport is the closest airport to Central London and has a single 4900? long runway. Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5° approaches are allowed to conduct operations at London City and the largest aircraft which can be used at the airport is the Airbus A318.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, April 23rd at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2016 fly-in where we fly from Zurich (LSZH), heading northwest across the English Channel and fly into London City Airport (EGLC). More

April 02, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® April 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports XI Copalis State Airport on the Pacific Coast of Washington State that is located at the mouth of the Copalis River is a unique airport. It is the only known beach airport in the United States and is the only stretch of ocean beach in Washington where landing is legal. The runway is the 4500 foot stretch of ocean beach from the Copalis River on the south to the rocks towards the north. More

March 05, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® March 2016 Fly-In - Ski Weekend Mont Tremblant Resort has been rated #1 in the Eastern North America for the last 14 years running by a number of major international ski magazines.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, March 26th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our March 2016 fly-in where we fly from Toronto Billy Bishop (CYTZ) to Mont Tremblant (CYFJ). More

February 28, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® March 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports X This month, we head to Central America where if you dig mountain scenery, then that might help you feel a little less queasy about flying in or out of Toncontin Airport (MHTG) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Aircraft have to skirt around the mountains of the interior highlands to land in a valley 3,294 feet above sea level. On approach, airliners as big as Boeing 757s make a 45-degree bank to effectively reach the 7000-foot runway with well above average rates of descent. Winds require pilots to compensate while hustling their aircraft in a zig-zag path over the terrain. Departures require high rates of climb to clear the nearby peaks. More

February 17, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Web Site Now Integrated with Twitch In addition to CXA-TV which allows Canadian Xpress® pilots to broadcast screenshots of their flights, Canadian Xpress® has integrated Twitch video broadcasts into the home page & flight tracker on our web site.

For more information on how you can set up your Canadian Xpress® account so that other pilots will see when you are broadcasting live flight video while flying for Canadian Xpress® click the CXA Twitch User Guide link that is available via the Help menu.

February 08, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® ATO Instructor Appointments Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointments of Brendan McCoy (CXA222), Trevor Bagnell (CXA480) & Alain Ross (CXA724) to the stafft position of ATO Instructor.

Brendan, Trevor & Alain 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®. They 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 guys!

February 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® February 2016 Fly-In - Devil's Triangle The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. According to the US Navy, the triangle does not exist and the name is not recognized by the US Board on Geographic Names. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, February 20th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our February 2016 fly-in where we fly from New York (KJFK) to Bermuda (TXKF). More

January 31, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® February 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports IX This month, we depart Marseille Provence Airport (LFML) and travel to Courchevel is an airport serving Courchevel (LFML), a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.

There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and almost impossible. More

January 14, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® RW Designs DHC-6 Twin Otter Liveries for X-Plane 10 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the RW Designs DHC-6 Twin Otter for X-Plane 10.

The Canadian Xpress® liveries are available for the DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300 Tundra and DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300F Float variations and are available to all pilots with a rank of Second Officer or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

January 04, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® ATO Instructor Positions Available Canadian Xpress® is currently accepting applications for an available staff position as ATO Instructor which includes the following responsibilites:
  • Assist the Canadian Xpress® Management Team in the development of our ATO program for the VATSIM Pilot Rating program;
  • Work with other members of the training team in the preparation of both written & practical exams, as well as the creation of training materials & documentation;
  • Assist in the testing of all elements of our ATO program and where necessary gain sufficient knowledge of each rating in order to evaluate pilots who wish to pass our exams in order to obtain their pilot rating;
  • 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.);
  • Once a pilot successfully completes their exams, the candidate will be responsible for assigning the appropriate rating via the VATSIM ATO portal located on the VATSIM network;
  • Participate in Canadian Xpress® activities;
  • Moderate, research & answer any questions in the Canadian Xpress® Pilot Forum that are related to training. More
January 03, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® January 2016 Fly-In - Everyone's Favorite We start the New Year off with a return to one of the most talked about and enjoyed fly-ins we have done thus far. The trip in to Ketchikan Alaska is by far the favorite of everyone, who has been around Canadian Xpress® over the last 6˝ years.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 23rd at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our January 2016 fly-in where we fly from Juneau (PAJN) to Ketchikan (PAKT). More

January 02, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® Livery for the RealAir Turbine Duke v2 Now Available Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of our livery for the RealAir Turbine Duke v2 for FSX & P3D.

The Canadian Xpress® livery for the RealAir Beechcraft Turbine Duke v2 is available to all pilots with a rank of First Officer or higher and can be downloaded via the Fleet menu.

January 01, 2016 - Canadian Xpress® January 2016 Challenge - Dangerous Airports VIII This month, we depart Chengdu Shuangli (ZUUU) and travel to the highest airport supported in the FS world, Qamdo-Bangda (ZUBD) Tibet that has an elevation of 14,219 ft. Runway 14/32 is the longest publicly used runway in the world, at 18,045 ft or 3.42 miles. Until 2013, Qamdo-Bangda (ZUBD) was the highest airport in the world. That title is now held by Daocheng Yading Airport which is 238 ft higher, however no scenery is currently available to support an event.

The low air density at this altitude makes a higher takeoff and landing true airspeed necessary, and therefore a longer runway. The airport is 2.5 hours by mountain road from the county seat of Chamdu. The long commute is the result of no flat land closer to the city being available to construct an airport. Visitors are warned before landing to move slowly on leaving the plane and that they may feel light headed or dizzy because of the thin air. More

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