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Canadian Xpress® Monthly Challenge
Each month, Canadian Xpress® puts your piloting skills to the test with our monthly challenge. The route and aircraft always vary but a challenge and a lot of fun is guarenteed.

We encourage all Canadian Xpress® pilots no matter what your flying experience to participate. Each month, prizes will be awarded as follows:

• First place:
- Any Download product from:
- 25 bonus hours and the Canadian Xpress® Monthly Challenge Award added to his/her name in the Pilot Roster.
Canadian Xpress® Monthly Challenge Award

• Second place: 15 bonus hours.
• Third place: 10 bonus hours.
• All other participants: 5 bonus hours.

Are you looking for a challenging route to fly? Why not try one of our previous monthly challenges!

TitleWinnerDepartureDestinationDetails
July 2024: 15-Year Anniversary Challenge IITo Be Determined London International (CYXU)  Pelee Island (CYPT)
June 2024: 15-Year Anniversary Challenge IWayne Welch (CXA542) Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)  London International (CYXU)
May 2024: Spring Cargo RunRobert Lancaster (CXA228) Merlyn Carter (CYHY)  Yellowknife (CYZF)
April 2024: WhistlerBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Vancouver (CAM9 or CYHC)  Whistler Green Lake (CAE5)
March 2024: Grand Prix of St. PetersburgAdam Krichbaum (CXA136) Indianapolis International (KIND)  St. Pete–Clearwater International (KPIE)
February 2024: RefitMatt Gaboriault (CXA667) Pilots Choice  Mobile (KBFM)
January 2024: Cargo RunJoerg Unland (CXA103) Los Angeles International (KLAX)  Vancouver International (CYVR)
December 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes VIRay Bansemer (CXA530) Heathrow (EGLL)  Edinburgh (EGPH)
November 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes VSergio Campos (CXA574 Melbourne (YMML)  Sydney/Kingsford Smith (YSSY)
October 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes IVDavid Smart (CXA225) Auckland (NZAA)  Wellington International (NZWN)
September 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes IIIWayne Welch (CXA542) Madrid-Barajas (LEMD)  Palma de Mallorca (LEPD)
August 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes IIBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Harry Reid International (KLAS)  Los Angeles International (KLAX)
July 2023: Busiest Domestic Routes IBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Calgary International (CYYC)  Vancouver International (CYVR)
June 2023: Dangerous Airports Revisted IIJim Cardwell (CXA235) Glasgow International (EGPF)  Barra (EGPR)
May 2023: Dangerous Airports Revisted IJoe Roberts (CXA100) Owen Roberts International (MWCR)  Toncontin International (MHTG)
April 2023: Northern LightsJim Cardwell (CXA235) Ted Stevens Anchorage International (PANC)  Dawson City (CYDA)
March 2023: Landing ChallengeMarco Fabbian (CXA112) Princess Juliana International (TNCM)  Gustaf III (TFFJ)
February 2023 Special CharterDavid Vollant (CXA673) Quebec City Jean Lesage (CYQB)  Mont-Tremblant International (CYFJ)
January 2023: Back to the GrindRob Marcinek (CXA796) North Bay (CYYB)  Toronto Pearson International (CYYZ)
December 2022: 40 Years Flight Simulation IIIJim Cardwell (CXA235) Friday Harbor (KFHR)  Stewart (CZST)
November 2022: 40 Years Flight Simulation IIDean Fuller (CXA567) Boeing Field (KBFI)  Calgary International (CYYC)
October 2022: 40 Years Flight Simulation IWayne Welch (CXA542) Michigan City Municipal (KMGC)  Michigan City Municipal (KMGC)
September 2022: Corporate TravelRay Bansemer (CXA530) Edmonton International (CYEG)  Fort St. John (CYXJ)
August 2022: National Parks XJim Cardwell (CXA235) Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)  Sault Ste. Marie (CYAM)
July 2022: National Parks IXJim Cardwell (CXA235) Yellowstone Regional (KCOD)  Yellowstone (KWYS)
June 2022: National Parks VIIIDean Fuller (CXA567) Reykjavik (BIRK)  Fagurholsmyri (BIFM)
May 2022: National Parks VIIMelvin Williams (CXA725) Fairbanks International (PAFA)  Ted Stevens Anchorage International (PANC)
April 2022: National Parks VIPeter Hall (CXA970) JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney (CYQY)  Charlottetown (CYYG)
March 2022: National Parks VWayne Welch (CXA542) Blackpool International (EGNH)  Newcastle International (EGNT)
February 2022: National Parks IVRyan Rigby (CXA658) Santarem–Maestro Wilson Fonsecal (SBSN)  Macapa-Alberto Alcolumbre (SBMQ)
January 2022: National Parks IIIJim Cardwell (CXA235) Cairns (YBCS)  Lizard Island (YLZI)
December 2021: National Parks IIBurton Dykeman (CXA525) Kahului (PHOG)  Pahala (HI28)
November 2021: National Parks IBurton Dykeman (CXA525) Key West International (KEYW)  Fort Jefferson (RBN)
October 2021: Scenic Approaches XIISergio Campos (CXA574) Glasgow Prestwick (EGPK)  Barra (EGPR)
September 2021: Scenic Approaches XISergio Campos (CXA574) Kuwait International (OKBK)  Dubai International (OMDB)
August 2021: Scenic Approaches XDean Fuller (CXA567) Lynden Pindling International (MYNN)  Orlando International (KMCO)
July 2021: Scenic Approaches IXDarrell Podaima (CXA584) Van Nuys (KVNY)  Catalina (KAVX)
June 2021: Scenic Approaches VIIIRay Bansemer (CXA530) Seychelles International (FSIA)  Praslin Island (FSPP)
May 2021: Scenic Approaches VIIWayne Welch (CXA542) Christchurch International (NZCH)  Queenstown International (NZQN)
April 2021: Scenic Approaches VISergio Campos (CXA574) Ireland West (EIKN)  Donegal (EIDL)
March 2021: Scenic Approaches VBurt Dykeman (CXA525) Faa's International (NTAA) Bora Bora (NTTB)
February 2021: Scenic Approaches IVSam Munden (CXA855) Daniel K Inouye International (PHNL)  Kahului (PHOG)
January 2021: Scenic Approaches IIIDean Fuller (CXA567) Hope (CYHE)  West Kootenay Regional (CYCG)
December 2020: Scenic Approaches IISerge Dubord (CXA593) Kelowna International (CYLW)  Vancouver International (CYVR)
November 2020: Scenic Approaches IAkeem Chesney (CXA401) Edmonton International (CYEG)  Kelowna International (CYLW)
October 2020: Remote Aiports XBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Malvinas Argentinas International (SAWH)  Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin (SCRM)
September 2020: Remote Aiports IXHans Zimmermann (CXA192) Adak (PADK)  Eareckson Air Station (PASY)
August 2020: Remote Aiports VIIIKirk Schafer (CXA205) Adak (PADK)  Yelizovo (UHPP)
July 2020: Remote Aiports VIIRay Bansemer (CXA530) RAF Ascension Island (FHAW)  Saint Helena (FHSW)
June 2020: Remote Aiports VIKirk Schafer (CXA205) Gilberto Freyre International (SBRF)  RAF Ascension Island (FHAW)
May 2020: Remote Aiports VAkeem Chesney (CXA401) Tromso (ENTC)  Svalbard (ENSB)
April 2020: Remote Aiports IVBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Arturo Merino Benitez International (SCEL)  Mataveri International (SCIP)
March 2020: Remote Aiports IIIDean Fuller (CXA567) Xichang Qingshan (ZUXC)  Nyingchi Mainling (ZUNZ)
February 2020: Remote Aiports IIRichard McMaster (CXA566) Thule Air Base (BGTL)  Alert (CYLT)
January 2020: Remote Aiports IAkeem Chesney (CXA401) Deadhorse (PASC)  Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial (PABR)
December 2019: BermudaLee Van Ginhoven (CXA232) Washington Dulles International (KIAD)  L.F. Wade International (TXKF)
October/November 2019: Outpost ResupplyRay Bansemer (CXA530) Egilsstaoir (BIEG)  Jan Mayensfield (ENJA)
September 2019: Short & Heavy IIRaouf Rizk (CXA158) Dubai International (OMDB)  Muscat International (OOMS)
August 2019: Short & Heavy IBill Wheeler (CXA109) Narita International (RJAA)  Osaka International (RJOO)
July 2019: Moon LandingWang Tao (CXA735) George Bush Intercontinental KIAH)  Orlando Executive (KORL)
June 2019: Dangerous Airports XXIRichard Souaid (CXA844) Auckland (NZAA)  Wellington International (NZWN)
May 2019: Dangerous Airports XXMeng Tian Chen (CXA674) Athens International (LGAV)  Skiathos International (LGSK)
April 2019: Dangerous Airports XIXMelvin Williams (CXA674) Kuala Lumpur International (WMKK)  Tioman (WMBT)
March 2019: Island ShuttleScott Wallace (CXA578) Princess Juliana International (TNCM)  Gustaf III (TFFJ)
February 2019: Ski VacationRay Bansemer (CXA530) Lake Tahoe (KTLV)  Telluride Regional (KTEX)
January 2019: The BeginningPeter Hall (CXA970) Les Cedres (CSS3)  Mont-Tremblant International (CYFJ)
December 2018: The Big MoveMichel Robichaud (CXA322) Montreal-Trudeau International (CYUL)  Edmonton International (CYEG)
November 2018: Dangerous Airports XVIIIStephen Prendergast (CXA839) Daniel K Inouye International (PHNL)  Johnston Atoll (PJON)
October 2018: Dangerous Airports XVIIPeter Hall (CXA970) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat (LEBL)  Gibraltar (LXGB)
September 2018: Dangerous Airports XVIBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Cochin International (VOCI)  Agatti (VOAT)
August 2018: YouTuberBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Miami-Opa Locka Executive (KOPF)  New Bight (MYCB)
July 2018: Dangerous Airports XVRay Bansemer (CXA530) Bandaranaike International (VCBI)  Velana International (VRMM)
June 2018: The BusiestSerge Dubord (CXA459) Kuala Lumpur International (WMKK)  Singapore Changi (WSSS)
May 2018: Shortest in the WorldBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Westray (EGEW)  Papa Westray (EGEP)
April 2018: The OutbackBill Wheeler (CXA109) Alice Springs (YBAS)  Ayers Rock (YAYE)
March 2018: Beat the EurostarChris Williams (CXA966) London City (EGLC)  Paris–Le Bourget (LFPB)
February 2018: Queen's Final Flight Frank Philippo (CXA807) Hartsfield-Jackson International (KATL)  Pinal Airpark (KMZJ)
January 2018: Busiest Route in the World Matteo Pozzi (CXA783) Sao Paulo/Guarulhos International (SBGR)  Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International (SBGR)
December 2017: Fraser ValleyDavid Vollant (CXA781) Vancouver International (CYVR)  Williams Lake (CYWL)
November 2017: Winter WarmupRichard Souaid (CXA844) Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)  Mont-Tremblant International (CYFJ)
October 2017: Bora BoraSam Munden (CXA855) Faa's International (NTAA) Bora Bora (NTTB)
September 2017: Puddle JumpSteve Horn (CXA915) Vancouver International (CYVR)  Victoria International (CYYJ)
August 2017: Niagara Falls TourBurton Dykeman (CXA110) St. Catharines/Niagara District (CYSN)  St. Catharines/Niagara District (CYSN)
July 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. VIIDave Willson (CXA228) Fredericton International (CYFC)  Kingston Norman Rogers (CYGK)
June 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. VIEric Dziura (CXA346) Halifax Stanfield International (CYHZ)  Fredericton International (CYFC)
May 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. VFrank Philippo (CXA807) Iqaluit (CYFB)  Halifax Stanfield International (CYHZ)
April 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. IVFrank Philippo (CXA807) Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International (CYXY)  Iqaluit (CYFB)
March 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. IIIFrank Philippo (CXA807) Edmonton International (CYEG)  Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International (CYXY)
February 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. IIBill Wheeler (CXA109) James Armstrong Richardson (CYWG)  Edmonton International (CYEG)
January 2017: Canadan 150th Ann. IDave Rittenhouse (CXA555) Macdonald-Cartier International (CYOW)  James Armstrong Richardson (CYWG)
December 2016: Real World Ops ISteve Horn (CXA915) Pilots Choice  Pilots Choice
November 2016: CrosswindsMichel Bolduc (CXA916) Dusseldorf (EDDL)  Birmingham (EGBB)
October 2016: Staying CurrentFrank Phlippo (CXA807) Pilots Choice  Pilots Choice
September 2016: Off-Shore SupportBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Lakefront (KNEW)  Lakefront (KNEW)
August 2016: The Daily GrindPeter Chang (CXA880) Toronto Pearson International (CYYZ)  Hartsfield-Jackson International (KATL)
July 2016: Dangerous Airports XIVBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Tribhuvan International (VNKT)  Lukla Tenzing-Hillary (VNLK)
June 2016: Dangerous Airports XIIITodd Malek (CXA557) Ninoy Aquino International (RPLL)  Kai Tak (VHHX)
May 2016: Dangerous Airports XIIStephen Prendergast (CXA839) Lisbon (LPPT)  Madeira (LPMA)
April 2016: Dangerous Airports XIAlain Cottrill (CXA651) Ranger Creek (21W)  Copalis State (S16)
March 2016: Dangerous Airports XTodd Malek (CXA557) Miami International (KMIA)  Toncontin International (MHTG)
February 2016: Dangerous Airports IXBrian Smart (CXA678) Marseille Provence (LFML)  Courchevel (LFLJ)
January 2016: Dangerous Airports VIIIBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Chengdu Shuangliu International (ZUUU)  Changdu Bangda (ZUBD)
December 2015: Dangerous Airports VI & VIITodd Malek (CXA557) Various  Various
November 2015: Dangerous Airports VStephen Field (CXA369) Hazrat Shahjalal International (VGZR)  Paro International (VQPR)
October 2015: Dangerous Airports IVMichel Bolduc (CXA916) Stornoway (EGPO)  Barra (EGPR)
September 2015: Dangerous Airports IIIBrandon Card (CXA426) Saint John's International (CYYT)  Narsarsuaq (BGBW)
August 2015: Dangerous Airports IIBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Telluride Regional (KTEX)  Aspen/Pitkin County (KASE)
July 2015: World Tour Leg XIIStephen Prendergast (CXA839) Rotterdam The Hague (EHRD)  Goteborg Landvetter (ESGG)
June 2015: World Tour Leg XIBrendan McCoy (CXA222) Lorient South Brittany (LFRH)  Rotterdam The Hague (EHRD)
May 2015: World Tour Leg XGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Humberto Delgado (LPPT)  Lorient South Brittany (LFRH)
April 2015: World Tour Leg IXGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Ministro Victor Konder International (SBNF)  Humberto Delgado (LPPT)
March 2015: World Tour Leg VIIIGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Ministro Victor Konder International (SBNF)  T. F. Green International (KPVD)
February 2015: World Tour Leg VIIDave Rittenhouse (CXA555) Auckland (NZAA)  Ministro Victor Konder International (SBNF)
January 2015: World Tour Leg VIGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Sanya Phoenix International (ZJSY)  Auckland (NZAA)
December 2014: World Tour Leg VEthan Fortier (CXA259) Zayed International (OMAA)  Sanya Phoenix International (ZJSY)
November 2014: World Tour Leg IVStephen Prendergast (CXA839) Cape Town International (FACT)  Zayed International (OMAA)
October 2014: World Tour Leg IIIGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez (LEAL)  Cape Town International (FACT)
September 2014: World Tour Leg IIGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Long Beach (KLGB)  Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez (LEAL)
August 2014: World Tour Leg IGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Montreal-Trudeau International (CYUL)  Long Beach (KLGB)
July 2014: Montreal Bull's EyeBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Pilots Choice  Montreal-Trudeau International (CYUL)
June 2014: Dangerous Airports IRyan Lawrence (CXA731) Montreal-Trudeau International (CYUL)  Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)
May 2014: Haleakala ObservatoryBrandon Card (CXA426) Kona International (PHKO)  Kahului (PHOG)
April 2014: Easter Egg HuntMunroe Mayhew (CXA898) Hilo International (PHTO)  Kona International (PHKO)
March 2014: Diamonds Are ForeverRyan Sernoskie (CXA760) Yellowknife (CYZF)  Ekati (CYOA)
February 2014: Olympic Spirit Part IIGregor Starasinic (CXA752) Calgary International (CYYC)  Vancouver International (CYVR)
January 2014: Olympic Spirit Part IBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Lake Placid (KLKP)  Calgary International (CYYC)
December 2013: Sunwing DirectMatt Gaboriault (CXA729) Fredericton International (CYFC)  Juan Gualberto Gomez (MUVR)
November 2013: Paradise Kiwi StyleMunroe Mayhew (CXA898) Auckland (NZAA)  Queenstown International (NZQN)
October 2013: America's CupBurton Dykeman (CXA110) San Francisco International (KSFO)  Auckland (NZAA)
September 2013: Search & RescueJohn Gniewkowski (CXA801) Furnace Creek (L06)  Lake Tahoe (KTLV)
Summer 2013: Aviation HistoryMatt Gaboriault (CXA729) Downsview (CYZD)  Boeing Field (KBFI)
May 2013: Corporate GolfBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Various  Fox Harbour (CFH4)
April 2013: Heli SkiingBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Blue River (CYCP)  Blue River (CYCP)
March 2013: Spring Break 2013Steven Haworth (CXA509) Montreal-Trudeau International (CYUL)  Orlando International (KMCO)
February 2013: Out of the OrdinarySteven Haworth (CXA509) Toronto Pearson International (CYYZ)  Halifax Stanfield International (CYHZ)
January 2013: Algonquin ParkDavid Vollant (CXA781) Macdonald-Cartier International (CYOW)  Macdonald-Cartier International (CYOW)
December 2012: Business TravelerSteven Haworth (CXA509) Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)  Newark (KEWR) or Chicago Midway (KMDW)
November 2012: Tactical Air DropWayne Welch (CXA619) CFB Trenton (CYTR)  CFB Trenton (CYTR)
October 2012: Instrument Flight RulesWillie Pretorius (CXA894) Daytona Beach International (KDAB)  Key West International (KEYW)
September 2012: Milk RunLoyd Allen (CXA410) Los Angeles International (KLAX)  Toronto Pearson International (CYYZ)
Summer 2012: California DreamingClaude Joannette (CXA924) Various See PDF  Various See PDF
May 2012: EnduranceBrian Smart (CXA678) Pitt Meadows Regional (CYPK)  Pilots Choice
April 2012: Mining OperationsBill Wheeler (CXA109) Edmonton International (CYEG)  Yellowknife (CYZF)
March 2012: Spring CleaningDuke Gardner (CXA548) Teterboro (KTEB)  Teterboro (KTEB)
Winter 2011: Pole to PoleDean Wheeler (CXA101) Alert (CYLT)  McMurdo Station (NZWD)
November 2011: River RunBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Vancouver International (CYVR)  Williams Lake (CYWL)
October 2011: Ferry FlightsClaude Joannette (CXA924) Halifax Stanfield International (CYHZ)  Saint John's International (CYYT)
Summer 2011: Coast to CoastJames Sheives (CXA554) See Pilots Forum  See Pilots Forum
April 2011: $100 HamburgerWayne Welch (CXA619) Belleville (CNU4)  Billy Bishop Toronto City (CYTZ)
March 2011: Grand Canyon RunRichard Souaid (CXA844) Harry Reid International (KLAS)  Page Municipal (KPGA)
February 2011: It's All About V/SRon Lefebvre (CXA244) London International (CYXU)  Fredericton International (CYFC)
January 2011: Maintenance FlightBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Mont-Joli (CYYY)  Haut-Fond Prince Lighthouse
December 2010: Snowbird ExpressTim Murphy (CXA550) Toronto Pearson International (CYYZ)  Miami International (KMIA)
November 2010: Wine TourBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Cleveland Hopkins International (KCLE)  St. Catharines/Niagara District (CYSN)
October 2010: Mountain RidersJonathan Bleeker (CXA138) Kingston Norman Rogers (CYGK)  Macon County (1A5)
September 2010: Sky DiversTerry Hahn (CXA745) Pembroke (CYTA)  Belleville (CNU4)
Summer 2010: Global ChallengeBurton Dykeman (CXA110) See Pilots Forum  See Pilots Forum
May 2010: Test FlightTerry Hahn (CXA745) Los Angeles International (KLAX)  Daniel K Inouye International (PHNL)
April 2010: Air TaxiBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Vancouver Harbour (CYHC)  Victoria Inner Harbour (CYWH)
March 2010: ResupplyJonathan Bleeker (CXA138) London International (CYXU)  Pelee Island (CYPT)
February 2010: Olympic SpiritBurton Dykeman (CXA110) Vancouver International (CYVR)  Whistler Municipal (CBE9)
Janauary 2010: Fun in the SunJonathan Bleeker (CXA138) Princess Juliana International (TNCM)  Princess Juliana International (TNCM)
Winter 2009: Arctic RunPaul Harmsworth (CXA113) Halifax Stanfield International (CYHZ)  Tuktoyaktuk/James Gruben (CYUB)
Fall 2009: Check RidesJonathan Bleeker (CXA138) Les Cedres (CSS3)  Mont-Tremblant International (CYFJ)
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