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  1. Svalbard Airport is the main airport serving Svalbard in Norway. It is 5 km northwest of Longyearbyen on the west coast and is the northern most airport in the world with scheduled public flights. The first airport near Longyearbyen was constructed during World War II. In 1959, it was first used for occasional flights, but could only be used a few months a year. Construction of the new airport at Hotellneset started in 1973, and the airport was opened on 2 September 1975. It is owned and operated by state-owned Avinor. In 2014, the airport handled 154,261 passengers. Scandinavian Airlines operates daily flights to Tromso and Oslo in mainland Norway. Lufttransport provides services to the two other airports on Svalbard Ny-Ålesund and Svea, using Dornier Do 228 turboprop aircraft. Your mission is to fly from Tromso (ENTC) to Svalbard Airport (ENSB) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A320-2000, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://www.aerosoft.com/ The May 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from May 8th until May 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca .
  2. This month we are visiting one of the most remote and challenging international airports in the world. Paro International Airport is the sole international airport of the four airports in Bhutan. It is 6 km from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu. With surrounding peaks as high as 18,000 ft, it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports, and less than two dozen pilots are certified to land at this airport. Flights to and from Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset. Paro airport was the only airport in Bhutan until 2011. Paro Airport is accessible by road, 6 km from Paro city, and 54 km from Thimphu by Paro-Thimphu road. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, April 25th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2020 fly-in where we will fly Indira Gandhi (VIDP) to Paro (VQPR). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 25th!
  3. Easter Island is the most remote airport and the second most remote island in the world and is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. Easter Island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. It is believed that Easter Island's Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island's numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. However, land clearing for cultivation and the introduction of the Polynesian rat led to gradual deforestation. Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCEL) to Mataveri Airport (SCIP) which is located on Easter Island with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A330-200/300, Boeing 777-200/300 or Boeing 787-8 freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The April 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from April 1st until April 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca .
  4. Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX) is a public airport six miles west of Telluride, in San Miguel County, Colorado. It is owned by the Telluride Regional Airport Authority. At an elevation of 9,078 feet (2,767 meters) above sea level, it is the highest commercial airport in North America with scheduled passenger flights. Telluride Regional Airport covers 542 acres (219 ha) and has one runway, 9/27, 6,911 by 100 feet (2,106 by 30 meters). The runway is on a plateau and still dips slightly in the center, although the dip was more pronounced prior to a renovation in 2009. It can be a challenging but beautiful approach for pilots. In the past during winter months, about 20% of the scheduled commuter airline flights were diverting to other airports because of abruptly adverse landing conditions. This is not unusual since other mountain airports like Sun Valley have similar statistics. When flying to the Telluride Regional Airport, pilots must be aware of unique issues impacting the airfield including high terrain exceeding 14,000 feet (4,300 m), as well as the airport's location on a plateau with a thousand-foot (300 m) drop to the San Miguel River below. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, March 28th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our March 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Jackson Hole (KJAC) to Telluride (KTEX). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 28th!
  5. This month, we head to Tibet, and Nyingchi Mainling Airport. This is the 3rd airport built in Tibet and cost almost 100 billion US to build, officially opening in July 2006. At 2949 meters above sea level, its actually the lowest airport in the Tibet region. Known as one of the world's most difficult airports for aircraft to reach, Nyingchi Airport is situated in the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the Southeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, surrounded by over 4000-metre-high (13,000 ft) mountains enveloped by clouds and fog throughout the year. Aircraft have to fly through the narrow and winding river valley to approach the airport. The narrowest flight path is less than 4 km from one mountain ridge along the valley to the opposite one. According to meteorological data, there are just 100 days overall with suitable weather to operate to the airport each year. Your mission is to fly from Xichang Qingshan (ZUXC) to Nyingchi Mainling (ZUNZ) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A320, Boeing B737-700 Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The March 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from March 2nd until March 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  6. In 1938, an explorer from a wealthy American family from Philadelphia named Joseph Bondurant Ryan came to the region prospecting gold. Accompanied by Harry Wheeler and Lowell Thomas, American journalist, they climbed to the summit of Mont Tremblant with skis wrapped in seal skins for traction. After an exhausting trek to the summit, it's said that Joseph Ryan vowed to transform the landscape into a world-class alpine village. One year later, his dream was realized. On February 12, 1939, Joseph Ryan opened the Mont Tremblant Lodge, which remains part of the pedestrian village today. In its early years, Lowell Thomas, the American radio broadcaster, was an avid skier who helped popularize the resort by broadcasting shows from the site, thereby establishing the resort as a prime destination for skiers. The resort named a triple ski lift, which is located on the north mountainside, and trails after him as well as other early devotees. Following the sudden death of Joseph Bondurant Ryan in 1950, the Mont Tremblant ski resort was operated by his wife Mary Rutherford Johnson Ryan until 1965, when it was sold to local Quebec entrepreneurs. The resort operated independently until 1991, when it was purchased by Intrawest, which immediately expanded the pedestrian resort village with architecture reminiscent of traditional Quebec and built new ski lifts, including a gondola. Other changes included building the Grand Manitou summit lodge. Mount Tremblant Resort has been rated #1 in the Eastern North America for the last 14 years running by several major international ski magazines. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, February 29th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our February 2020 fly-in where we we follow the route regularly flown by Porter and Air Canada from Toronto Billy Bishop (CYTZ) to Mont Tremblant Int'l (CYFJ) for a weekend getaway. Billy Bishop is a restricted to prop aircraft only, so no jets allowed for this event. As part of the real-life operations, this month the morning flight will fly to Tremblant and the evening flight will make the return to Toronto. This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 29th!
  7. This month, we visit the most northern airport in the world at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CYLT). The village of Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world is 817 kilometers from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized is located here. As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875–1876. Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport. Your mission is to fly from Thule Air Base (BGTL) and visit the most northern airport in the world at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CYLT) with either the Canadian Xpress Boeing 737-200F, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III or Lockheed C-130 Hercules freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The February 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from February 2nd until February 28th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  8. Our first fly-in for 2020 takes us up and over the Rocky Mountains and down into the Okanagan Valley. Departing from Vancouver (CYVR), we will take in the breathtaking views of the west coast and Rocky Mountains on our way to Kelowna (CYLW) in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 25th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our January 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Vancouver (CYVR) to Kelowna (CYLW). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 25th!
  9. This month, we visit the farthest most northernly airport on the North American mainland, Barrow, Alaska. Barrow is a small community on the artic sea which is accessible by air or sea when weather permits. Even with a 7,100 ft runway, Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport is closed to aircraft with more than 30 seats, unless special written permission has been granted. Your job is to fly personal and equipment from Deadhorse (PASC) to Wiley Post-Will Rogers (PABR) with either the Canadian Xpress® BAe JetStream 31, Beechcraft B1900D, Cessna C208B Grand Caravan, or DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300 freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The January 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from January 1st until January 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  10. Happy New Year… Well Almost. This month, we are heading to the Big Apple for the world's biggest New Year's party. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, December 28th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our December 2019 fly-in where we will fly from Toronto Billy Bishop (CYTZ) to Teterboro (KTEB). Billy Bishop restricts operations to prop aircraft only, so aircraft such as the Beechcraft Duke, Cirrus SR20 or your favorite prop aircraft are recommended for this one. This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 28th!
  11. Located just over 1,000kms off the east coast of the United States is the island nation of Bermuda. The most populous overseas British territory at 71,000 people, makes Bermuda the 6th most densely populated nation in the world with just over 1,700 people per square kilometer. As a reference Canada is the 187 most densely populated nation in the world, at just 4 people per square kilometer. This month, your challenge is to fly from Dulles International (KIAD) to L.F. Wade International (TXKF) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-900NG, Boeing 757-200F or Boeing C-17 Globemaster III freeware or payware only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The December 2019 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from December 2nd until December 29th, 2019 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  12. It's that time for the annual Canadian Xpress® fly-in to Saint-Martin. This year, we depart from the turquoise waters of Lynden Pindling Int'l (MYNN) on the island of Nassau and head for Princess Juliana (TNCM). Remember to wave at the beach goers as you fly over Maho Beach and Beacon Hill Rd. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, November 30th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our November 2019 fly-in where we will fly from Lynden Pindling Int'l (MYNN) to Princess Juliana (TNCM). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 30th!
  13. Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, are an inactive stratovolcano in the north-eastern Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 21st at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our September 2019 fly-in where we will fly from Addis Ababa Bole (HAAB) to Kilimanjaro (HTKJ). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 21st!
  14. This month, your job is to fly the shortest scheduled flight of 211nm for the Airbus A380 between Dubai (OMDB) and Muscat (OOMS) with either the Boeing 747-400 or the Airbus A380-800 which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Emirates operates 2 daily flights which surprisingly enough, was just launched in March of this year. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The September 2019 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from September 2nd until September 29th, 2019 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  15. The Alaskan Cruise Ship season is in full swing. More than a dozen ships are making the weekly trips between Seattle and Vancouver for a taste of some of nature’s beauty along the Alaskan Coastline. For the ship and her crew, it’s a round trip, however for the passengers its only one way before they have to climb back aboard an aluminum tube and head back for reality. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, August 24th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our August 2019 fly-in where we will fly from (PAJN) to Vancouver (CYVR). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 24th!
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