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  1. 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 (2767 m) 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 m). 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, February 27th:

    Between 10h00est (15h00z) & 13h00est (18h00z)

    and 

    Between 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) & 24h00est ( Sunday (05h00z) for our February 2021 fly-in where we will fly from Jackson Hole (KJAC) to Telluride (KTEX).

    This is an open invitation to all pilots [b]no matter what your flying experience[/b] to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the [b]VATSIM[/b] network.

    One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win:
    • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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.

    See you all on Saturday the 27th!

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  2. Kahului is located on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Approach to this airport is normally from the south, that brings you in between volcanic peaks on your left at 6,000 feet and on your right at 10,000-feet above sea level. To land at an airport only 22 feet above sea level. This visual distraction along with the winds that funnel between the peaks makes Kahului a very challenging airport.

    Your mission is to fly from Honolulu (PHNL) to Kahului (PHOG) with the Canadian Xpress® freeware or payware Airbus A32-211, Boeing 737-700 or Boeing 737-900 that are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but for only the Monthly Challenge. You may also fly any Canadian Xpress® Twin Engine Turbo Prop aircraft you have the rank to fly.

    Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won.

    The February 2021 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from February 1st until February 28th, 2021, 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.

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  3. The Canadian Xpress® USA Capitals Tour consists of 50 legs that must be flown in alphabetical order from Alabama to Wyoming where you will explore the capital cities of the 50 United States of America.

    The USA Capitals tour is a 50,000 nautical miles journey where you will visit airports with runways as short as 2,500 ft and legs that consist of distances as far as 3,900 nautical miles requiring you to carefully choose the aircraft you will fly and the amount of fuel to take on board.

    Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca and fly the USA Capitals Tour!

    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.

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  4. Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the center of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. Edmonton is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004).

    Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. Victoria is the southern most major city in Western Canada and is about 100 km south-west from British Columbia's largest city of Vancouver on the mainland. Named after Queen Victoria, the city is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained many its historic buildings, its two most famous landmarks, Parliament Buildings, and the Empress hotel. Known as "The Garden City", Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a regional technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 30th from 10h00est (15h00z) to 13h00est (18h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) to 24h00z (Sunday 05h00z) for our January 2021 fly-in where we will fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Victoria (CYYJ).

    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 [b]VATSIM[/b] network.

    One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win:
    • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting http://www.canadianxpress.ca

    See you all on Saturday the 30th!

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  5. Castlegar is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. It is a regional trade and transportation center with a local economy fueled by forestry, mining, and tourism. Castlegar was recently cited as one of the Top 8 Places in British Columbia for most promising growth. It is home to Selkirk College, a regional airport, a pulp mill, and several sawmills. The population of 7,259 people includes many Doukhobors, who were largely responsible for much of Castlegar's early development and growth.

    Your mission is to fly from Hope (CYHE) to Castlegar (CYCG) with any Canadian Xpress propellor equipped piston or turboprop that you have the rank to fly and is rated for operation at the event airports.

    Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including:

    Any Aerosoft Download Product from:
    https://www.aerosoft.com/

    The January 2021 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from January 1st until January 29th, 2021 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.
     

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  6. Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is centered on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, near the longitudinal center of North America. The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy water. The region was a trading center for Indigenous peoples long before the arrival of Europeans. Winnipeg is the seventh-most populated municipality in Canada, with a resident population of about 778,500. Being far inland, the local climate is extremely seasonal even by Canadian standards with average January lows of around -21°C (-6°F) and average July highs of 26°C (79°F).

    Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is the second largest in the province. Regina was previously the seat of government of the North-West Territories, of which the current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta originally formed part, and of the District of Assiniboia. The site was previously called Wascana ("Buffalo Bones" in Cree), but was renamed to Regina (Latin for "Queen") in 1882 in honor of Queen Victoria. This decision was made by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, who was the wife of the Governor General of Canada, the Marquess of Lorne. Unlike other planned cities in the Canadian West, on its treeless flat plain Regina has few topographical features other than the small spring run-off, Wascana Creek.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, December 19th from 10h00est (15h00z) to 13h00est (18h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) to 24h00z (Sunday 05h00z) for our December 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Regina (CYQR).

    This is an open invitation to all pilots [b]no matter what your flying experience[/b] to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the [b]VATSIM[/b] network.

    One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win:
    • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting http://www.canadianxpress.ca

    See you all on Saturday the 19th!
     

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  7. Vancouver is a major city in western Canada located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016 making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometer which makes it the fifth most densely populated city in North America.

    The approach into Vancouver is like few others in the world. Coming in from the east you will cross over peaks reaching nearly 10,000 feet into the sky. From the North, South and West, you will be treated to spectacular views of the BC coastline.

    Nothing says however you must cross over the mountains, there are lots of great valleys that cut their way across the BC interior.

    Your mission is to fly from Kelowna (CYLW) to Vancouver (CYVR) with any Canadian Xpress freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly and is rated for operations at 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: https://www.aerosoft.com/

    The December 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from December 2nd until December 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://www.canadianxpress.ca 

    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.

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  8. This month, we switch to Central Canada as part of our Capitals Fly-In tour. Starting in Quebec City, we head west over the Nation's Capital of Ottawa before landing in Toronto.

    Quebec City is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the eleventh largest city in Canada. The Algonquian people had originally named the area Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows", because the Saint Lawrence River narrows proximate to the promontory of Quebec and its Cape Diamant. Explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a French settlement here in 1608, and adopted the Algonquin name. Quebec City is one of the oldest European cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico. This area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Québec".

    Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, located on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, November 28th between 10h00est (15h00z) & 13h00est (18h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) & 24h00est (Sunday 05h00z) for our November 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Québec (CYQB) to Toronto (CYYZ).

    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)

    More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting http://www.CanadianXpress.ca

    See you all on Saturday the 28th!

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  9. Something has come up and I am unable to depart CYYC to LSZH at 14h07z it would only be about 2 hours later.

    I logged on to the dashboard and there is no button or anything to release my slot.

    It would be a shame to let my slot go unused.

    Can someone release my slot so someone else can take it?

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    For our next series of challenges, we fly some of the most scenic approaches in the world. Now scenic does not mean easy, scenic normally means interesting landscapes, mountains, water, and weather.

    Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. The name Kelowna derives from an Okanagan language word for grizzly bear. Kelowna is British Columbia's third-largest metropolitan area and the 22nd largest city in Canada.

    The approach to Kelowna, drops you down from 9,000-foot peaks on to a runway 1,400 feet above sea level.

    Your mission is to fly from  Edmonton International (CYEG) to Kelowna (CYLW) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only[b] which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge.[/b]

    Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including:

    Any [b]Aerosoft Download Product[/b] from:

    [center][img]http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png[/img][/center]
    [center][url]https://www.aerosoft.com/[/url][/center]

    The November 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from [b]November 1st until November 29th, 2020[/b] so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  [url]http://CanadianXpress.ca[/url] .

    [center][img]http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg[/img][/center]

    [b]*[/b]Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
     

  11. [center][img]http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Octo_2020_FlyIn.jpg[/img][/center]
    This month, we continue our monthly fly-ins around Canada with part 2 of our 2-part fly-in tour of the Canada’s East Coast.

    Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city. The river is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centers in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 58,220. It is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John.

    Halifax, formally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centered on Halifax Harbour. Halifax is a major economic center in Atlantic Canada, with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defense, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry, and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on [b]Saturday, October 31st[/b] from [b]10h00edt (14h00z) to 13h00edt 17h00z [u]and[/u] from 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) to 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z)[/b] for our October 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Fredericton (CYFC) to Halifax (CYHZ).

    This is an open invitation to all pilots [b]no matter what your flying experience[/b] to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the [b]VATSIM[/b] network.

    One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win:
    • Any [b]Real Flight Shop Product[/b] (Maximum $50.00 USD) from:
    [center][img]http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg[/img][/center]
    [center]http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/[/center]

    More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting [url=http://www.CanadianXpress.ca]www.CanadianXpress.ca[/url] or by directly downloading our Fly-In document [url=http://www.canadianxpress.ca/Event.aspx?File=CXA_Octo_2020_FlyIn]here[/url].

    See you all on Saturday the 31st!

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    For the final leg of our World’s Most Remote Airport Challenge Series, we head to the bottom of the world to the southernmost airport in the world to operate public flights.

    The Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin Airport on King George Island, is part of Chile's Antártica commune in Antarctica, and is the northernmost airport on the Antarctic continent. The airport serves the nearby village of Villa Las Estrellas and the Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva. The airport has five small buildings (hangar, control tower) and a small apron area for parking aircraft. It is the only airport in Antarctica that has an IATA code. This is because it is served by various public flights, usually as part of a fly/cruise. There is no regular scheduled public service to the airport, although Aerovías DAP has some charter flights from Punta Arenas.

    Your mission is to fly from  Ushuaia Intl Malvine (SAWH) to Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin (SCRM) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only[b] which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge.[/b]

    Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including:

    Any [b]Aerosoft Download Product[/b] from:

    [center][img]http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png[/img][/center]
    [center][url]http://www.aerosoft.com/[/url][/center]

    The October 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from [b]October 3rd until October 29th, 2020[/b] so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  [url]http://CanadianXpress.ca[/url] .

    [center][img]http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg[/img][/center]

    [b]*[/b]Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.

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    This month, we continue our monthly fly-ins around Canada with part 1 of our 2-part fly-in tour of the Canada’s East Coast.

    St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometers and is the easternmost city in North America. The city has a rich history, having played a role in the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in St. John's. Its history and culture have made it into an important tourist destination.

    Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. It was famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian and Maritime statesmen to debate the proposed Maritime Union and the more persuasive British North American Union, now known as Canadian Confederation, although PEI itself would not join Confederation until 1873, six years after it was formed in 1867.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 19th between 10h00edt (14h00z) to 13h00edt (17h00z) (and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) to 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z) for our September 2020 fly-in where we will fly from St. John's (CYYT) to Charlottetown (CYYG).

    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:
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    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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 19th!

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    Eareckson Air Station, formerly Shemya Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force military airport located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. Eareckson Air Station is located on the western tip of Alaska's Aleutian Islands near the larger island of Attu, and is located approximately 1500 miles southwest of Anchorage. The airport lies on the south side of the 2-mile by 4-mile island and is 98 feet above mean sea level.

    Shemya Island has been the scene of two major earthquakes. The Rat Islands earthquake, measuring 8.7 on the moment magnitude scale, occurred on February 3rd, 1965. It was followed by severe aftershocks and a tsunami, but damage was limited to cracks in the taxiways. The Near Islands earthquake, measuring 7.6 (surface wave magnitude), occurred on February 1st, 1975. A high degree of damage occurred to the runways and hangars and communications were disrupted for a short time.

    Your mission is to fly from  Adak (PADK) to Eareckson AS (PASY) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, 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:

    imageAerosoft.png


    The September 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from September 2nd until September 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  http://CanadianXpress.ca .

    imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg

    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
     

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    Yellowknife is the capital and largest community in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, about 400 km south of the Arctic Circle, on the west side of Yellowknife Bay near the outlet of the Yellowknife River.

    Yellowknife and its surrounding water bodies were named after a local Dene tribe at one time known as the Copper Indians or Yellowknife Indians, today incorporated as the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, who traded tools made from copper deposits near the Arctic Coast. Its population, which is ethnically mixed, was 19,569 per the 2016 Canadian Census. Of the eleven official languages of the Northwest Territories, five are spoken in significant numbers in Yellowknife.

    The Yellowknife settlement is considered to have been founded in 1934, after gold was found in the area, although commercial activity in the present-day waterfront area did not begin until 1936. Yellowknife quickly became the centre of economic activity in the NWT and was named the capital of the Northwest Territories in 1967. As gold production began to wane, Yellowknife shifted from being a mining town to a centre of government services in the 1980s. However, with the discovery of diamonds north of the city in 1991, this shift began to reverse. In recent years, tourism, transportation, and communications have also emerged as significant Yellowknife industries.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, August 29th between 10h00edt (14h00z) & 13h00edt (17h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) to 24h00z (Sunday 04h00z) for our August 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Yellowknife (CYZF).

    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:

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    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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!

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    Yelizovo Airport is an airport located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai. Its 3,400 m (11,155 ft) runway is long enough to accommodate a fully loaded Ilyushin Il-96 or Boeing 707 aircraft. The main apron contains 34 parking spaces, 18 of which can service large wide-body airliners, such as Ilyushin IL-96; additional 8 paved spaces for smaller aircraft and 12 unpaved parking spaces. With its moon-like landscape, snow-capped mountain and remnants of volcanic activity, landing on the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka will provide any pilot with an unbelievable experience. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, a nine-hour flight from Moscow, is the only way to access the Kamchatka region and experience its breathtaking landscapes.

    Your mission is to fly from  Adak (PADK) to Yelizovo (UHPP) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, 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:

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    The August 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from August 5th until August 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  http://CanadianXpress.ca .

    imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg

    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.

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    Thunder Bay is in the Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario and the second most populous (after Greater Sudbury) municipality in Northern Ontario. Its population is 107,909 according to the 2016 Canada Census, Located on Lake Superior, the census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of 121,621 and consists of the city of Thunder Bay, the municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge and Neebing, the townships of Shuniah, Conmee, O'Connor, and Gillies, and the Fort William First Nation.

    European settlement in the region began in the late 17th century with a French fur trading outpost on the banks of the Kaministiquia River. It grew into an important transportation hub with its port forming an important link in the shipping of grain and other products from western Canada, through the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the east coast. Forestry and manufacturing played important roles in the city's economy. They have declined in recent years but have been replaced by a "knowledge economy" based on medical research and education. Thunder Bay is the site of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute.

    The city takes its name from the immense Thunder Bay at the head of Lake Superior, known on 18th-century French maps as Baie du Tonnerre (Bay of Thunder). The city is often referred to as the "Lakehead", or "Canadian Lakehead", because of its location at the end of Great Lakes navigation on the Canadian side of the border.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, July 25th from 10h00edt (14h00z) to 13h00edt (17h00z) and  from 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) to 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z) for our July 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Toronto (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay (CYQT).

    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:

    imageRFS.jpg


    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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!

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    Saint Helena is more than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) from the nearest major landmass. Prior to the opening of the airport, the island was only reachable by sea, making it one of the most remote populated places on earth, measured as travel time from major cities. Sea journeys used to take five days from Cape Town, with departures once every three weeks.

    The first consideration of an airport on St Helena was made in 1943 by the South African Air Force, which undertook a survey on Prosperous Bay Plain from October 1943 until January 1944, but concluded that, while technically feasible, an airport was not a practical proposition. From the 1960s, there was an idea to build an airport on the Island. In 1999, this was taken up by the island government.

    Many other issues plagued the airport after construction started in 2011. On December 18, 2016, a Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules landed at St Helena, the first fixed-wing aircraft to land on the island. Officially opening in April of 2017, it was discovered very quickly larger aircraft (any above 100 seats) could not safely operate in or out of Saint Helena do to wind shear aircraft would experience during landing. In June of 2017 Airlink was the solo operator certified to operate flights using their Avro RJ85/100s and E190s.

    Your mission is to fly from Ascension Aux AB (FHAW) to Saint Helena (FHSH) with either the Canadian Xpress British Aerospace Avro RJ100, Embraer E190-LR 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:

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    The July 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from July 5th until July 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  http://CanadianXpress.ca .

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    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.

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    Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2, commonly referred to as Highway 2 or the Queen Elizabeth II Highway is a major highway in Alberta that stretches from the Canada–United States border through Calgary and Edmonton to Grande Prairie. Running primarily north to south for approximately 1,273 kilometers, it is the longest and busiest highway in the province carrying more than 170,000 vehicles per day near Downtown Calgary. The Fort Macleod—Edmonton section forms a portion of the CANAMEX Corridor that links Alaska to Mexico. More than half of Alberta's 4 million residents live in the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor created by Highway 2.

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, June 27th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our June 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Calgary (CYYC).

    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:

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    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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 27th!

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    RAF Ascension Island airfield is jointly operated by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Space Force (USSF). The facility is home to the Detachment 2 of the 45th Mission Support Group, part of the U.S. Space Force's 45th Space Wing. It operates a ground tracking station in support of the Eastern Range and rocket launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

    Potholes on the runway led to the suspension in April 2017 of all Ministry of Defense South Atlantic Air Bridge Flights between RAF Mount Pleasant and RAF Brize Norton until at least 2019/2020. An Airbus A330 aircraft operated by AirTanker Services on behalf of the Ministry of Defense (United Kingdom) carried out those flights although a limited number of commercial passenger tickets were available. Those flights now travel via Cape Verde. Planes for emergency medical evacuation flights and the newly established monthly charter flight to Saint Helena Airport are not impacted given the size of aircraft used. Essential personnel and equipment are also exempt from the suspension.

    While A330s are for now unable to land at the airport, the United States military continues to maintain a weekly flight between the island and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, only for the use of its personnel, while the MV Ascension supply ship regularly services US facilities. A C-17 for the UK's MoD lands there at Ascension once a month for its own personnel.

    Your mission is to fly from Guararapes (SBRF) to Ascension Aux AB (FHAW) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300 or Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 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:

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    The June 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from June 3rd until June 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  http://CanadianXpress.ca .

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    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.

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    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:

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    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 .

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    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 between 10h00edt (14h00z) & 13h00edt (17h00z) and between 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) & 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z) 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:

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    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

    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!

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    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.

     

    Your mission is to fly from 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:

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    http://www.aerosoft.com/

     

    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 .

     

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    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.

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    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 p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]enger 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 between 10h00edt (14h00z) & 13h00edt (17h00z) and between 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) & 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z) 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:

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    http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/

     

    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 docomeent here.

     

    See you all on Saturday the 28th!

     

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    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.

     

    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 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:

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    http://www.aerosoft.com/

     

    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 .

     

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    *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.

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