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  1. November marks the 40th year for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Microsoft Flight Simulator began as a set of articles on computer graphics, written by Bruce Artwick throughout 1976, about flight simulation using 3D graphics. When the editor of the magazine told Artwick that subscribers were interested in purchasing such a program, Artwick founded Sublogic Corporation to commercialize his ideas. At first the new company sold flight simulators through mail order, but that changed in January 1979 with the release of Flight Simulator (FS) for the Apple II. Between 1979 and 1981, Sublogic adapted FS to several other home computer platforms. But things really took off in 1981 when Microsoft contacted Bruce Artwick to develop a new flight simulator for IBM compatible PCs. This version was released in November 1982 as Microsoft Flight Simulator. It featured an improved graphics engine, variable weather and time of day, and a new coordinate system. Advertisements claimed, "If flying your IBM PC got any more realistic, you'd need a license", and promised "a full-color, out-the-window flight display". Early versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator were used as a test for PC compatibility. If a computer could run Microsoft Flight Simulator and Lotus 1-2-3, it was 100% IBM PC-compatible. Originally Chicago was the only scenery, with only 3 airports to operate from up until version 4. This month we recreate the default flight in Chicago to celebrate the beginning of something great. With the original FS default airport no longer in service, your mission is depart Michigan City Municipal (KMGC) and fly over what was Meigs Field and north along the Lake Michigan shoreline to Kenosha, before turning back south along the lake shore to land back at Michigan City Municipal (KMGC) which must cover a flight distance minimum of 100nm. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The October 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from October 1st until October 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  2. The West Coast of the United States is known as the Golden Coast due to the golden color of the pacific sunsets. which the Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean. The term typically refers to the contiguous U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington. According to the results of the 2020 United States Census, 16 of the 20 largest cities on the West Coast exist in California. Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, all among the top 10 most populous cities in the country, lead the West Coast in population with more than a million people in each city, with Los Angeles being nearly three times the size of San Diego's population. Behind these three cities, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are respectively fourth, fifth and sixth in population. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 24th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our September 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Seattle (KSEA) to San Francisco (KSFO). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 24th!
  3. Corporate Travel is a fair amount of charter business here at Canadian Xpress. However, when talked about. The first thing that comes to most pilots is a trip to some far-off place in our 737BBJ or Citation X. When really, most are not a trip to some exotic place. Rather, they are shorter flights where 3 or 4 people are traveling for a day’s business and the distance to cover doesn’t make financial sense to drive for 2 days and book several nights of hotel rooms and cover meals. This month's challenge is exactly that type of charter. We’ve been contracted for a business flight to Fort St. John a 320nm flight that should take about an hour. Your mission is to fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Fort St. John (CYXJ) with any of the following freeware or payware Canadian Xpress aircraft that you have the rank to fly: • BAe JetStream 31 • Beechcraft B1900D • Beechcraft King Air 350 • Boeing 737 BBJ • Cessna C750 Citation X • Embraer Phenom 300 • Mitsubishi MU-2B • Piaggio P-180 Avanti • Pilatus PC-12 • Pilatus PC-24 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 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from September 1st until September 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  4. San Diego International Airport, formerly known as Lindbergh Field, is an international airport three miles northwest of Downtown San Diego, California, United States. It is owned and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. While primarily serving domestic traffic, San Diego has nonstop international flights to destinations in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Switzerland. San Diego International Airport is the second busiest single-runway airport in the world. The airport's landing approach is well known for its close proximity to the skyscrapers of Downtown San Diego and can sometimes prove difficult to pilots for the relatively short usable landing area, steep descent angle over the crest of Bankers Hill, and shifting wind currents just before landing. San Diego International operates in controlled airspace served by the Southern California TRACON, which is some of the busiest airspace in the world. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, August 27th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our August 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Phoenix Sky Harbor (KPHX) to San Diego (KSAN). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 27th!
  5. Closing out our National Park Tour, we make the ultimate GA tour of several Ontario Provincial and Canadian National Parks in Ontario that should cover a minimum of 260nm. Departing from Toronto Billy Bishop, we head towards Wiarton passing over Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. As the name suggests, the park has several cliffs faces along the Niagara Escarpment itself. Along the Cliff Top Trail is a sturdy set of stairs which descend about 30 meters (98 ft) down the rock face to a wooden path that runs between the cliff face and a small outlier, providing excellent views of the rock, ferns, and cedars. Passing Wiarton we fly over serval Provincial Nature Reserves, of Hope Bay, Lions Head, and Smokey Head-White Bluff. Before we enter Bruce Peninsula National Park. Located on a part of the Niagara Escarpment, the park comprises 156 square kilometers and is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, forming the core of UNESCO's Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. It was established in 1987 to protect the rock formations and shoreline of the Niagara Escarpment. The park offers opportunities for many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, and bird watching. The park has trails ranging in difficulty from easy to expert and connects to the Bruce Trail. Bruce Peninsula National Park is known for its crystal-clear blue waters, cobblestone beaches, rocky cliffs, and karst formations. Clearing the peninsula, we find ourselves over Fathom Five National Marine National Park. A National Marine Conservation Area in the Georgian Bay part of Lake Huron, that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. The many shipwrecks make the park a popular scuba diving destination, and glass bottom boat tours leave Tobermory regularly, allowing tourists to see the shipwrecks without having to get wet. Fathom Five also contains numerous islands, notably Flowerpot Island, which has rough camping facilities, marked trails, and its namesake flowerpots, outlying stacks of escarpment cliff that stand a short distance from the island, most with vegetation (including trees) still growing on them. Heading out over Manitoulin Island, we pass over Misery Bay Provincial Park. Misery Bay is a freshwater bay on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. It is noted for its alvars, and large dolomite pavements ground flat by glaciers. It also contains grykes and ecologically significant wetlands. Your mission is to fly from Toronto Island (CYTZ) to Sault Ste Marie (CYAM) ) with any Canadian Xpress general aviation freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly and are rated for operations for these airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The August 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from August 1st until August 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  6. Fly the Canadian Xpress Long Haul Tour Get your longhaullers out and make sure the galley is stocked with lots of coffee. The age of the widebody has made our world smaller than ever, with aircraft able to fly incredible distances to connect two distant cities on opposite sides of the planet. The Canadian Xpress Long Haul Tour consists of 20 long flights that must be flown in order, that will connect Asia to eastern North America and Australia to the UK. It's going to get cold, too. Three of the flights will take you within a few hundred miles of the north pole. Make sure you point that out to your passengers. Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca and fly the Long Haul Tour! *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.
  7. Hawaii is a state in the Western United States, located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. It is the only U.S. state outside North America, the only state that is an archipelago and the only state in the tropics. Hawaii is also one of several U.S. states that were independent nations prior to joining the Union. Hawaii comprises nearly the entire Hawaiian archipelago, 137 volcanic islands spanning 1,500 miles (2,400 km). The eight main islands, from northwest to southeast, are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii, after which the state is named; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaii Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago. The uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands make up most of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the nation's largest protected area and the third largest in the world. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, July 30th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our July 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Lihue (PHLI) to Kahului (PHOG). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 30th!
  8. Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, largely in the northwest corner of Wyoming and extending into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the 42nd U.S. Congress with the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent. The caldera is considered a dormant volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Well over half of the world's geysers and hydrothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. This month we are on a tour of Yellowstone Lake and the Caldera, a flight that should cover a minimum of 100nm. Your mission is to fly from Yellowstone Regional (KCOD) to Yellowstone (KWYS) with any Canadian Xpress low speed equipped freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly and are rated for operations for these airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The July 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from July 1st until July 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  9. Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island with an urban population of 15,450. The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes and has views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town, Ben Lomond, and Queenstown Hill. Queenstown is situated on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, the third largest lake by surface area in New Zealand. The town is located close to the lake's northeastern bend, at which point a small arm, the Frankton Arm, joins the lake with its principal outflow, the Kawarau River. The center of the town is on the north shore at the point where the Frankton Arm links with the main body of the lake, but also extends to the major suburb of Frankton at the eastern end of the arm, and across to Kelvin Heights on the Kelvin Peninsula, which forms the Frankton Arm's southern shore. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, June 25th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our June 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Auckland (NZAA) to Queenstown (NZQN). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 25th!
  10. There are 5 national parks in Iceland and this month we visit 3 of them. Starting in Reykjavik, we depart and work our way east to find Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir National Park is home to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the Mid-Atlantic rift. From here we make a 110nm trip into the heart of the island nation to Vatnajokull National Park. Vatnajokull National Park is a protected wilderness area in south Iceland centered around Vatnajokull glacier. Defined by massive glaciers, ice caves, snowy mountain peaks, active geothermal areas, and rivers. Next, we turn south and explore Skaftafell. Skaftafell became part of Vatnajokull National Park in 2008 and is hope to Iceland’s highest peak. From there it’s a quick jump to our landing airport of Fagurholsmyri. These parks can easily be located on a map by Googling "National Parks of Iceland". A direct GPS flight between the 3 parks, will cover around 180mn. Your mission is to fly from Reykjavik (BIRK) to Fagurholsmyri (BIFM) with any Canadian Xpress freeware or payware propeller aircraft that you have the rank to fly and are rated for operations for these airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The June 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from June 1st until June 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  11. Juneau was named the capital of Alaska in 1906, when the government of what was then the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. Downtown Juneau is nestled at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. Juneau experiences a daily influx of roughly 6,000 people from visiting cruise ships between the months of May and September. Juneau is unique among the 49 U.S. capitals on mainland North America in that there are no roads connecting the city to the rest of the state nor North America. The absence of a road network is due to the extremely rugged terrain surrounding the city. This in turn makes Juneau a de facto island city in terms of transportation, since all goods coming in and out must go by plane or boat, despite the city's location on the Alaskan mainland. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, May 28th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our May 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Juneau (PAJN) to Vancouver (CYVR). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 28th!
  12. Denali National Park and Preserve, formerly known as Mount McKinley National Park, is an American national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The park and contiguous preserve encompass 6,045,153 acres which is larger than the state of New Hampshire. Denali's landscape is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga, with tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, snow, and bare rock at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier. Wintertime activities include dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Your mission is to fly from Fairbanks (PAFA) to Anchorage (PANC) with any Canadian Xpress freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly are rated for operations for these airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: The May 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from May 1st until May 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  13. Fly the Canadian Xpress Caribbean Cruise Tour White sand beaches and private islands await in this tropical vacation paradise. From the coast of Florida to the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and Gulf coast is full of wonders to discover. Many of the islands are in fact overseas territories governed by European countries or the United States, while others are their own sovereign countries. Air travel is a must in the islands for residents since it's one of only two ways to get people and supplies in and out. Most islands have at least one airport, while only a few have access to a large deep-water seaport. Tourism is by far the largest industry in the region, with vacationers arriving by boat and by plane at all times of the year, and from all corners of the globe. Some stay only a few hours before moving on to the next island in the chain, while others stay for days or even weeks. Tropical storms and typhoons are also frequent visitors, and such events can cause devastating effects on the islands and their inhabitants. It's not all sunshine and rich tourism though, as the region is also home to the poorest countries in the Americas. Many of them put up a front as a glitzy tourist destination, as well, while most of the population struggle to survive. For these countries, supply, mission, and humanitarian flights are often just as important, if not more so, than the tourist flights. The Canadian Xpress Caribbean Cruise Tour consists of 88 legs which must be flown in order. Starting in West Palm Beach, Florida, the jumping-on point for many of the cruise ships that ply the waters in the area, and what follows is a 8,500 nm tour of 88 stops spanning 30 countries following the island chain south and east, before turning and following the coastline up the western side of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, to the Florida Keys before finally returning to Palm Beach International Airport. Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca and fly the Caribbean Cruise Tour! *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.
  14. As their mission statement goes, Saint John airport may not be the largest airport in New Brunswick, but we want to be the best. Opened in January of 1952, Saint John airport, although not classed as an international airport, is staffed by CBSA and can handle international flights of up to 120 passengers but is mostly limited to private operations. Most commercial traffic arrives from larger airports like Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Air Canada Jazz is the primary operator at Saint John; however, a few smaller regional operators fly a fleet of small sub 25 passenger aircraft around the Maritime provinces. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, April 23rd at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Saint John (CYSJ) to Ottawa (CYOW). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 23rd!
  15. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a Canadian national park on northern Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The park was the first national park in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and covers an area of 948 square kilometers. It is one of 42 in Canada's system of national parks. It consists of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, rocky coastlines, and the Cape Breton Highlands, a tundra-esque plateau. Forest types include Acadian and Boreal. The park includes the highest point in Nova Scotia, White Hill, at 533.5 meters above sea level. One-third of the Cabot Trail passing through the park features ocean and mountain views. The park is known for its steep cliffs and deep river canyons that carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The park contains 26 marked hiking trails, including the Skyline Trail. This month, we visit the park checking out White Hill along the way, before crossing the Gulf of St Lawrence to Prince Edward Island. Your mission is to fly from Sydney (CYQY) to Charlottetown (CYYG) with any Canadian Xpress propeller freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly. 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 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from April 1st until April 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  16. March Break in the sun is always fun, however sadly like all vacations they end. This month we celebrate the return to reality with a flight from the populator March Break golf destination of Myrtle Beach to Toronto. Only one airline operates international flights between Myrtle Beach and Canada. Porter Airlines with their fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft, operates season flights 3 times a week between Billy Bishop Toronto City and Myrtle Beach. Those wishing to operate the real-world route of Porter airlines in to Toronto Island in the Dash 8 are welcome to take part. Remember Toronto Island is restricted to prop aircraft only (NO Jets). Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, March 26th at 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our March 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Myrtle Beach (KMYR) to Toronto (CYYZ) or Toronto City Center (CYTZ). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 26th!
  17. Grab a map and look at Northern England, and you’ll see the area is nearly all National Park Land. This month we explore 3 of those parks. Starting in Blackpool, pilots will fly over Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales National Park. Turning Northwest and crossing in Lake District National Park, which is a top area for stargazers as it’s isolated from city lights makes it one of the best areas for watching the sky at night. Our next stop is North Pennines nature preserve a 2000 square kilometer moorland and a UNESCO Global Geopark made mostly of mud and volcanic ash. Your mission is to fly from Blackpool (EGNH) to Newcastle (EGNT) with any Canadian Xpress single engine freeware or payware that you have the rank to fly. 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 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from March 2nd until March 29th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  18. Fly the Canadian Xpress American Rockies Tour Spanning seven states and over 300,000 square miles, the American Rocky Mountains are just as spectacular as their Canadian counterparts. On the east, they are bordered by the great plains, while the west is bounded by the Great Basin and the Columbia River Plateau. The American Rockies stretch from the Canadian border all the way to New Mexico, and include the highest peaks in the entire range, such as Mount Elbert (14,440 ft) and Mount Harvard (14,421 ft). Much of the land is protected either as national parks or national forests, including the world-famous Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming. The Canadian Xpress American Rockies Tour consists of 30 legs that must be flown in order. Participating in this tour, will take you from the deserts of New Mexico, south of Santa Fe, through six states and past some of the highest peaks on the continent to finally end in Boise, Idaho. You will explore stunning scenery and visit a wide range of airports, from those built to serve the largest airliners, and to tiny airstrips barely big enough to serve a single-engine propeller plane more than a mile above sea level. Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca and fly the American Rockies Tour! *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.
  19. Telluride sits in a box canyon. Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround it, with Bridal Veil Falls situated at the canyon's head. Numerous weathered ruins of old mining operations dot the hillsides. A free gondola connects the town with its companion town, Mountain Village, Colorado, at the base of the ski area. Telluride and the surrounding area have featured prominently in popular culture, and it is the subject of several popular songs. It is especially known for its ski resort and slopes during the winter. Telluride Regional Airport is a public airport six miles west of Telluride. At an elevation of 9,078 feet above sea level, it is the highest commercial airport in North America with scheduled passenger flights. Denver Air Connection is currently the only airline flying scheduled passenger flights to Telluride with daily nonstop flights to Denver and Phoenix. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, February 19th at 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our February 2022 fly-in where we will fly from Denver (KDEN) to Telluride (KTEX). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 19th!
  20. The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world. At an average discharge of about 209,000 m3/s (7,400,000 cu ft/s) The Amazon represents 20% of the global riverine discharge into oceans. The Amazon basin is the largest drainage basin in the world. Surrounding the Amazon is the world's largest rainforest, located in the heart of South America the Amazon covers 2.6 million square miles of land. Where you'll find dozens of National Parks in 6 Countries. This month we fly low and slow over the river and several of these National Parks trying to grab a look at what might be hiding in the world's largest rainforest. Your mission is to fly from Santarem (SBSN) to Macapa (SBMQ) with the Canadian Xpress Cessna C172 Skyhawk freeware or payware aircraft. 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 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from February 1st until February 28th, 2022 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
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  22. Cabo San Lucas, or simply Cabo, is a resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations, Cabo is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, Balnearios, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and marine life. The Los Cabos Corridor has become a heavily trafficked vacation destination for tourists, with numerous resorts and timeshares along the coast between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The waters around Cabo are home to marine wildlife including rays, sharks, mahi-mahi (dorado) and striped marlin. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 22nd at 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our January 2022 fly-in where we will fly from San Diego (KSAN) to Cabo San Lucas (MMSL). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 22nd!
  23. Fly the Canadian Xpress Royal Canadian Air Force Tribute Tour The Canadian Xpress Royal Canadian Air Force Tribute Tour consists of 23 legs and covers 8,240 nautical miles that must be flown in order. Starting at the most northern airport of Canada, Alert(CYLT), you will work your way towards the west coast first, then travel eastbound all the way to Newfoundland, before completing the tour in Ottawa, home of the National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ). Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca and fly the Royal Canadian Air Force Tribute Tour! *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.
  24. Bora Bora is an island group in the Leeward Islands that comprise the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. Bora Bora has a total land area of 30.55 square kilometers. The main island, located about 230 kilometers northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano, rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu; the highest point is at 727 meters. The languages spoken in Bora Bora are Tahitian and French. However, due to the high tourism population, many natives of Bora Bora have learned to speak English. Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its seaside (and even offshore) luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel leading into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and from the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance to produce copra. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, December 18th at 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our December 2021 fly-in where we will fly from Tahiti (NTAA) to Bora Bora (NTTB). One lucky Canadian Xpress® pilot* will win: • Any Just Flight Product from: *Please see Fly-In PDF for contest details and eligibility requirements. 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. More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 18th!
  25. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. The Park provides scientists with insight into the development of the Hawaiian Islands and access for studies of volcanism. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, glimpses of rare flora and fauna, and a view into the traditional Hawaiian culture connected to these landscapes. The Park was originally established on August 1, 1916, as Hawaii National Park, which was then split into this park and Haleakala National Park. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. This month, we are contracted to perform a low-level visual survey around Cape Kumukahi on the east coast of the big island of Hawaii. Your mission is to fly from Kahului (PHOG) to Pahala Airstrip (HI28) with the Canadian Xpress Cessna C172 Skyhawk or Cessna C208B Grand Caravan freeware or payware aircraft. 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 2021 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from December 1 until December 29th, 2021 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca . *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
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