December 22, 2011 - VATSIM P2 Pilot Rating Canadian Xpress® recently submited an application and we have received approval from VATSIM to start working on the VATSIM P2 Pilot Rating.

Development on the lessons, written and practical exams will start shortly and we will keep you updated on our progress.

December 12, 2011 - Oceanic Reporting Tool The Canadian Xpress® Oceanic Reporting Tool is now available via the Operations menu and will produce a position report with the correct phraseology for reporting your flights to oceanic flight services when crossing the Atlantic or Pacific ocean.

December 11, 2011 - Fly the A321 Santa Xpress! From December 12th, 2011 until January 15th, 2012 show your holiday spirit by flying the Canadian Xpress® Airbus Christmas A321-211 which we have made available to all pilots regardless of rank (but only for the holiday season). More

December 05, 2011 - Season's Greetings from CXA 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 2012. More

December 03, 2011 - December Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Sunday, December 18th at 20h00est (01h00z) for our December 2011 fly-in where where we will fly in Northern Ontario and up to Moosonee, the Gateway to the Arctic. More

November 29, 2011 - Winter 2011 Challenge Announcement Canadian Xpress® has been hired by NASA’s Earth Science Office to transport 5,000 lbs of weather and atmospheric measuring equipment from Alert (CYLT) to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL, where the North Pole data can be downloaded and new equipment will be loaded for the trip to McMurdo Station (NZWD).

There are 5 legs to this event. All legs will be released at the beginning of the event and you may fly them at your convenience, but they must be flown in order. Due to the great distance involved, you will be required to make fuel stops. More

November 18, 2011 - CXA Monthly Challenge Calculator Determining the winner in the Canadian Xpress® Monthly Challenges is based on a pilots ability to plan & fly a specific aircraft in a given scenerio. Parameters including fuel & flight planning, block to block time, touchdown rate, etc. are all taken into consideration in calculating a score. A perfect flight would give you a score of zero. Therefore, the lower your score, the better. More

November 16, 2011 - Follow Us on Twitter Follow Canadian Xpress® on Twitter at @CANADIANXPRESS so that you are always up to date on the latest Canadian Xpress® news, events, bulletins, announcements and other useful information.

November 15, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® 2012 Calendar With 2012 quickly approaching, the Canadian Xpress® 2012 calendar is now available which features a variety of Canadian Xpress® aircraft that are in our fleet. More

November 03, 2011 - Visit Us On Facebook Visit the Canadian Xpress® Facebook page that is available here which contains pictures & videos of some of the aircraft in our fleet and features information about our events and other updates at Canadian Xpress®. More

November 01, 2011 - November Challenge Announcement This month, we are going to follow one of Canadian Xpress® Cargo’s most profitable cargo routes, the Coquihalla River run. From Vancouver (CYVR), you’ll fly either the payware or freeware Lockheed C130 Hercules or the Hawker Siddeley HS.748 which is available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for this challenge to Williams Lake (CYWL), making stops at Hope (CYHE) and Kamloops (CYKA) along the way. More

October 27, 2011 - November Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday November 19th at 09h00est (14h00z) for our November 2011 fly-in where we ditch the cold of the Canadian Fall and head for Island Paradise in the French Polynesia. More

October 21, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Appointment Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Roberts (CXA100) to the staff position of Quality Assurance (Test Pilot). More

October 18, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® FSAcars Installer Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce a new FSAcars installer that features:
• One step installation that installs all necessary files;
• Updater that updates FSAcars with latest aircraft & airports;
• Automatic maintenance to minimize database errors. More

October 02, 2011 - October Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday October 22nd at 20h00edt (23h59z) for our October 2011 fly-in where we will fly to one of the lowest commercial airports in North America. More

October 01, 2011 - October Challenge Announcement In support of some upcoming Canadian Xpress® cargo contracts, we need to relocate our Boeing 727-200F, Boeing 737-200F, Boeing 757-200F, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for this challenge, from Halifax (CYHZ) over to St John’s (CYYT). More

September 27, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Eurocopter EC-135 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Eurocopter EC-135 into our fleet. The Eurocopter EC-135 is is a twin-engine civil helicopter produced by Eurocopter, widely used amongst police and ambulance services and for executive transport. It is capable of flight under instrument flight rules (IFR). More

September 16, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Boeing 727-200F Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Boeing 727-200F into our fleet. The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine, T-tailed commercial jet airliner, manufactured by Boeing. The Boeing 727 first flew in 1963, and for over a decade more were built per year than any other jet airliner. Today, the Boeing 727 is popular with cargo airlines and charter airlines including Federal Express & First Air. More

September 05, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Appointments Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Malek (CXA557) and Richard Souaid (CXA844) to the staff position of ATO Instructor. More

August 30, 2011 - September Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday September 17th at 10h00edt (14h00z) for our September 2011 fly-in where we will fly to the highest commercial airport in the world.

Bangda which is located in Bangda, Tibet, has an elevation of 14,219 ft and its runway 14/32 is the longest public runway in the world at 18,045 ft or 3.42 miles. The low air density at this altitude makes a higher takeoff & landing airspeed necessary, thus why there is a longer runway. More

August 26, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® PMDG 737NGX Livery Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of the Canadian Xpress® livery for the PMDG Boeing 737-900NGX with Winglets. More

August 25, 2011 - CXA FS Commander Aircraft Parameters FlightSim Commander is one of the more popular moving map and navigation planning tools offered as a payware add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the availability of FlightSim Commander parameters for Canadian Xpress® aircraft, so that pilots can add Canadian Xpress® fleet information to assist in flight planning with FlightSim Commander. More

August 22, 2011 - AivlaSoft Special Offer As a Canadian Xpress® pilot, you are entitled to a 10% discount on AivlaSoft Electronic Flight Bag for FSX. The Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) for Microsoft® Flight Simulator FSX replaces the unhandy paper flight-bag by a process-oriented software application. More

August 04, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Boeing 737-900NG Arguably once of the most anticipated releases of 2011, Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Boeing 737-900NG into our fleet. The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as Boeing 737NG, is the name given to the -600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 after the introduction of the -300/-400/-500 Classic series. They are short to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners. Produced since 1996 by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, 3,528 737NG aircraft have been delivered as of January 2011. More

August 03, 2011 - August Fly-In Announcement Already 2 years! The success our VA is undisputable thanks to you all of our pilots! In order to celebrate in an appropriate manner, Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday August 20th at 09h00edt (13h00z) for our August 2011 fly-in where we travel the eastern part of Canada. More

August 02, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Beechcraft Duke B60 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Beechcraft Turbine Duke into our fleet.

The Beechcraft Turbine Duke is a variation of the Beechcraft B60 Duke that is equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turbine engines increasing fuel capacity by 28 gallons and payload by 400 lbs. The take-off length required was shortened by over 1,500 feet to only 1,000 feet and the landing distance was reduced by over 2,000 feet to only 900 feet. More

July 03, 2011 - July Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday July 23rd at 09h00edt (13h00z) for our July Fly-In where we will hop between two of the most beautiful islands in the world: The Seychelles and Maldives. More

July 02, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Beechcraft Duke B60 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Beechcraft Duke B60 into our fleet.

The Beechcraft 60 Duke is a twin-engine fixed-wing aircraft created by Beechcraft. The machine has a nose-wheel, retractable landing gear and a pressurized cabin. The two piston engines are turbocharged and the turbochargers also pressurize the cabin with bleed air. More

June 26, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® BAe JetStream 31 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the BAe JetStream 31 into our fleet.

The British Aerospace Jetstream 31 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner designed by British Aerospace to meet the requirements of the United States regional airline market. More

June 22, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® BAe JetStream 41 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the BAe JetStream 41 into our fleet.

The British Aerospace Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, designed by British Aerospace as a stretched version of the popular Jetstream 31. Intended to compete directly with 30-seat aircraft like the Embraer Brasilia, Dornier 328 and Saab 340. More

June 15, 2011 - FS2Crew Special Offer Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with FS2Crew to provide special offers to Canadian Xpress® pilots that entitles you to special discounts on all FS2Crew products. More

June 10, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Amphibians Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Cessna C185 Skywagon and the Maule M7-260 Amphibians into our fleet.

The Cessna C185 is widely used in bush flying, the commercial transport of passengers and freight to remote austere airstrips primarily in Canada and Alaska.

The Maule M-7 is a family of single-engine light aircraft with a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane of conventional configuration that has been manufactured in the United States since the mid 1980s. More

May 30, 2011 - Aerosoft Flight Simulation Special Offer Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with Aerosoft to provide special offers to Canadian Xpress® pilots that entitles you to discounts on selected Aerosoft products. More

May 26, 2011 - June Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday June 18th, at 08h00edt (12h00z) for our June Fly-In, a Trans-Atlantic event where we Cross the Pond. We have all the help and documentation that you need to get you on the right NAT track. More

May 23, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Taildraggers Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Cessna C185 Skywagon and the Maule M7-260 into our fleet.

The Cessna C185 is widely used in bush flying, the commercial transport of passengers and freight to remote austere airstrips primarily in Canada and Alaska and it is also possible to fit a cargo pod under the fuselage that can carry an extra 300 lbs of cargo.

The Maule M-7 is a family of single-engine light aircraft with a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane of conventional configuration that has been manufactured in the United States since the mid 1980s. More

May 14, 2011 - Summer Challenge Announcement Welcome to the 2nd annual Canadian Xpress® Summer Challenge. Last year we went around the world in the Concorde, this year we are flying across Canada from coast to coast.

This summer’s event will start in Tofino, BC and head east stopping at smaller less traveled airports finishing up on Sable Island, NS.

To help add to the enjoyment of this year’s event, we have opened the aircraft choice for this event to include both Canadian Xpress® payware and freeware aircraft. More

May 09, 2011 - May Fly-In Announcement Tahiti is the world's definition of paradise. Legends describe Tahiti-Nui and Tahiti-Iti as a great fish that swam away from the sacred waters of Havai'i, now known as the lagoon shared by Raiatea and Taha'a.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday May 21st at 21h00edt (01h00z) for our May Fly-In where we fly to Tahiti and grasp a piece of this Pacific jewel. More

April 15, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Boeing 737-200F Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Boeing 737-200F to our fleet. The 737-200 is a 737-100 with an extended fuselage that was rolled out on June 29, 1967 and entered service in 1968.

The 1,095th and last delivery of a -200 series aircraft was in August 1988. A large number of 737-200s are still in service as a key capability of the 737-200, which is not shared with any similarly-sized jet aircraft, is the ability to operate from unimproved landing strips, such as gravel runways. More

April 11, 2011 - SimAddons & VFR Short Fields X Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with SimAddons Premium FSX Scenery AddOns & VFR Short Fields X to provide special offers exclusive to Canadian Xpress® pilots that entitles you to discounts on their products. More

April 07, 2011 - Introducing Bush League Sunday Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the launch of our new weekly event, Bush League Sunday where every Sunday night at 21h00est (01h00z), all pilots are invited to join us on the VATSIM network for some exciting off strip takeoffs and landings.

You will discover that bush flying is a lot of fun, the scenery is spectacular and the takeoffs and landings are always a challenge. More

April 04, 2011 - April Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday April 16th at 20h00edt (23h59z) for our April Fly-In where we fly from a mile-high to the desert. More

April 01, 2011 - April Challenge Announcement The $100 hamburger has been a lunch special of general aviation pilots for years. It’s what a hamburger cost at the local airport dinner, after you count the price of fuel it took to fly there to meet your flying buddies for lunch.

So this month, you’re flying 3 of your friends with the Canadian Xpress® Cirrus SR-20 from Belleville (CNU4) for lunch at Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport (CYTZ). They are buying lunch, but you have to cover the fuel and aircraft costs. More

March 25, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Formula 1 Livery March 25th marks the launch of a new Formula 1 season starting in Australia and ending in late November in Brazil.

Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Formula 1 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F to our fleet. More

March 11, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Cessna C152 Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Cessna C152 to our fleet. The Cessna 152 is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use.

Production of the C152 was ended in 1985 when Cessna ended production of all of their light aircraft; by that time, a total of 7,584 examples of the 152, including A152 and FA152 Aerobat aerobatic variants, had been built worldwide. More

March 03, 2011 - March Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Sunday March 27th at 09h00edt (13h00z) for our March Fly-In where we will explore Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. More

February 28, 2011 - March Challenge Announcement Spring is coming very quickly and the tour operators around North America are working to get equipment and supplies in place. Canadian Xpress® has picked up a contract with one of the leading Grand Canyon River rafting companies.

Your job is to pick up their equipment and fly it up the canyon to their starting base at Lake Powell. In addition, Canadian Xpress® has picked up a contract with the U.S. Geological Survey to check water flows thought out the Canyon. More

February 07, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Appointment Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Boffa (CXA546) to the staff position of ATO Instructor. More

February 05, 2011 - February Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday February 19th at 21h00est (02h00z) for our February Fly-In where we discover the Canadian Prairies which covers three Canadian provinces; Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. More

January 31, 2011 - February Challenge Announcement With the completion of our flight centers on the east coast last month. Pilots and instructors are ready to start training, but there is one problem. The training centers are missing one key aircraft.

In a twist for this month, the only score that counts is your landing vertical speed (V/S). Other factors will be looked at as normal and if you incorrectly calculate your flight plan, fuel load or over-tax the aircraft engines, your flight could get rejected. More

January 22, 2011 - Canadian Xpress® Citation X Canadian Xpress® is pleased to announce the addition of the Cessna C750 Citation X to our fleet. The Cessna Citation X is a long-range business jet aircraft and is the fastest operative civilian jet, with a top speed of Mach 0.92. More

January 05, 2011 - January Fly-In Announcement Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Sunday January 23rd at 10h00est (15h00z) for our January Fly-In the Polish VACC will greet us to discover their beautiful country. More

January 01, 2011 - January Challenge Announcement Happy New Year everyone! We hope you enjoyed the sun in Miami from last month’s event, because this month it’s going to be a cold one. The Haut-Fond Prince lighthouse is in need of its yearly maintenance and Canadian Xpress® has won the contract to supply aircraft and flight crew to transport the maintenance team to and from the lighthouse. More

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