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  1. The busiest international flight is also a very short flight in terms of international routes. The route between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is the worlds busiest international route with over 30,000 flights made between the two cities in 2017. An aircraft departs on average every 15 minutes on this route and at most times of the day there are over a dozen aircraft in the air on this 160-mile route. This month's challenge is to see how well you can fly from Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) to Singapore (WSSS) with either the Canadian Xpress® Airbus A319-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 787
  2. This month we visit one of the busiest airport in the world, John F. Kennedy International Airport and is often referred to as Kennedy Int'l or JFK. Kennedy Int'l is the primary international airport serving New York City. It is the busiest international air p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]enger gateway into North America. Opened as New York International Airport in 1948, it was commonly known as Idlewild Airport before being renamed in 1963 in memory of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, following his [Mod - Happy Thoughts][Mod - Happy Thoughts]ination. Pilots can expect
  3. The world's shortest commercial flight takes place between the two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray which are located just north of Scotland and are separated by a distance of only 1.7 miles. Operated by Loganair, the flight duration is officially two minutes, but under ideal wind condition can be completed in only 47 seconds. This month's challenge is to see how well you can fly a flight under 5 minutes in length. Starting at Westray (EGEW), you'll fly the 1.7 miles to Papa Westray (EGEP). Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be
  4. The Canadian Xpress vPilot Model Set is an add-on plug-in for vPilot which allows all pilots flying on the VATSIM network (that are using the vPilot client) to see any Canadian Xpress aircraft in their true colors instead of the generic colors. The Canadian Xpress vPilot Model Set can be downloaded by visiting the vPilot Model Set link via the Downloads menu at http://canadianxpress.ca.
  5. A lot of this already exists on vRoute, but I these this as being very practical for requesting ATC for fly-ins & events. Book marked!
  6. The Canadian Xpress X-SquawkBox Model Set for Laminar Research X-Plane 10 & 11 is an add-on plug-in for X-SquawkBox which allows all pilots flying on the VATSIM network (that are using the X-SquawkBox client) to see Canadian Xpress aircraft in their true colors instead of the generic colors. The Canadian Xpress X-SquawkBox Model Set can be downloaded by visiting the CXA X-SquawkBox Model Set link via the Downloads menu at http://canadianxpress.ca.
  7. This month, we visit Portland, Oregon. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses and for this reason, Portland has been referred to as the “City of Roses” for over a century. This Fly-In is also part of the “Rose City Overload” event held by Seattle ARTCC. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots & virtual airlines to join us on Saturday, April 21st between 10h00edt (14h00z) - 13h00edt (17h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) - 24h00edt (Sunday 04h00z) for our April 2018 fly-in where we fly from Salt Lake City (KSLC)
  8. In the center of the place most people know as the Land Down Under there is an inselberg or island mountain called Uluru or as most people know it Ayers Rock. At 1,142 feet tall and 2,831 feet above sea level, this island mountain is made up of mostly sandstone that rises abruptly from the surrounding land. This month's challenge is to transport a research team and their equipment from Alice Springs with the DeHavilland Dash 6, as its equipped to land at any of the local on route bush air fields should a problem arise flying in the hot weather where day time temperatures can easily break t
  9. Washington National is the preferred domestic airport for commuters and tourists alike for travel to the Washington Metro Area. The airport is only 3 miles south of the National Mall and due to this features a variety of scenic and unique approaches/departures for aircraft departing or arriving at the airport. It features a variety of flights from North American flights ranging from regional to transcontinental. This month, we visit the United States capital as part of the Cherry Blossom Fly-In 2018 event held by the Virtual Washington ARTCC. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pi
  10. The Eurostar line is a high-speed train that runs from London City Centre to Paris City Centre in just under 2.5 hours. It travels in a tunnel under the English Channel at speeds of up to 300km/h, but is it more fun or faster than flying? This month we are going to find out how fast you can fly the same route. Departing London City (EGLC), your mission is to navigate the busy London airspace, cross the English Channel and land at Le Bourget (LFPB) with the Canadian Xpress Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, Embraer E190 or British Aerospace Avro RJ100 freeware or payware aircraft which are available t
  11. Fly the Mayday Tour with the Canadian Xpress The Canadian Xpress Mayday tour features 30 episodes of the popular Discovery Channel series Mayday, which investigates air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings and other disasters. Mayday uses re-enactments and computer-generated imagery to reconstruct for its audiences the sequence of events leading up to each disaster. In addition, aviation experts, retired pilots and crash investigators are interviewed explaining how these emergencies came about, how they were investigated and how they could have been prevented. Each leg star
  12. Hailed as the 'Queen of the Skies', the Boeing 747 was embraced by every major North American carrier since the first model rolled off the [Mod - Happy Thoughts]embly line in 1968. As airlines renew their fleet, they are switching to cheaper, more efficient models. The Great Queen’s time has p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ed in this part of the world. On January 3rd, 2018, Delta Flight 9771 took off from Atlanta on its final Boing 747 flight and the final 747 to be operated by a North American p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]enger carrier. That flight took aircraft #30269 an 18-year-old 400 model to its re
  13. With 284 flights a day, Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo Brazil is the world’s busiest route based on daily aircraft movements. Its so busy, several carriers operate Boeing 777-300s on this route. This month, your mission is to follow that same route, flying from Sao Paulo (SBGR) to Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) with the Canadian Xpress Boeing 777-200LR freeware or payware aircraft that is 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:
  14. This month, we fly one of Canadian Xpress Cargo's most profitable cargo routes the Coquihalla River run. Departing from Vancouver you are to fly to Williams Lake making stops along the way at Hope and Kamloops. You also have the option of transporting p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers up this route along with cargo for this challenge. The amount you carry depends on the aircraft you select, but some of the runways are short and between mountains, so make sure you’re not loaded to heavy as the extra weight will slow you down when you need to make some quick turns. We have a fuel contract at
  15. Winter is quickly approaching, so that means only one thing... Skiing at Mount Tremblant. Shorty, we begin our Friday, Wednesday and Sunday non-stop round-trip flights from Toronto Island to Mont Tremblant. Your mission this month is to get checked out on the new route and upgrades at Mont Tremblant. Your mission this month is to get checked out on the new route and upgrades at Mont Tremblant by flying from Toronto Island (CYTZ) to Mont Tremblant (CYFJ with the Canadian Xpress® Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 freeware or payware aircraft that is available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only
  16. Pretty much in the same boat here, but my understanding is that UT Live is still in beta. Anyone using it? How has your experience been?
  17. I am by no means an expert, but I do stream most of my flights on Twitch:
  18. Canadian Xpress Virtual Airline® officially launched 8 Years ago today! To date our pilots have: • Logged over 116,000 flights; • Logged over 185,500 hours; • Transported over 28,990,000 p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers; • Transported over 570,100,000 lbs of cargo. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at VATSIM for your continued support!
  19. This month we fly one of the busies short haul routes there is in North America, maybe even the world. With flights leaving ever 45 minutes all day long, the short 45 mile hop from Vancouver (CYVR) to Victoria (CYYJ) is very popular way to connect the mainline to BC’s provincial capital. Your challenge this month is to fly that route with the most p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers you can in the most efficient way with the Canadian Xpress Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300 or Cessna C208B Grand Caravan Freeware or payware aircraft that are available to all pilots regardless of
  20. In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, tour the great nation of Canada. Starting at the first Capital of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, fly to each provincial and territory capital in the order they entered Confederation. The Canadian Xpress Canada 150th consists of 14 legs using the Canadian Xpress® Canada 150th Boeing 737-300 (with the exception of the first leg). Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca and fly the Canada 150th Tour! *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.
  21. This month we are running private sightseeing tours of the Niagara Falls area. Leaving St. Catharines (CYSN), pilots will follow the supplied route out to the Lake Ontario end of the Welland Canal, then follow the lake shore to Niagara on the Lake, up the Niagara River past the Rapids and up over the falls. Above the falls, you’ll stay on the Canadian side of Grand Island before turning west once over Lake Erie, fly along Lake Erie towards Port Colborne and along the Welland Cannel back to St. Catharines with any Canadian Xpress® freeware or payware helicopter that are available to all pil
  22. I am unable to login to the VATCAN forums. After clicking the VATSIM SSO page, I just get a white page with Microsoft IE & Edge & a SSL Certificate issue with Google chrome.
  23. Over the past 6 months, we have been celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with our Canada 150th Challenge where we toured the great nation of Canada as it and its people celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Starting in the current Capital of Ottawa we headed west to Toronto, Winnipeg and the western provincial capitals on a multi-leg 7,000nm journey. This month, we concluded our tour with the final two legs of our challenge where we depart from Fredericton (CYFC) and head to Quebec (CYQB) and then on to Kingston (CYGK) with any Canadian Xpress Bombardier or DeHavilland airc
  24. Welcome to the Canadian Xpress Canada 150th Challenge, where until the end of July 2017, we will tour the great nation of Canada as it and its people celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Starting in the current Capital of Ottawa we head west to Toronto, Winnipeg and the western provincial capitals. From there we turn north to visit the 3 territory capitals and then on to the East coast provincial capitals along with Quebec City. At which point we head for the final stop of Kingston Ontario, Canada’s first capital and home of Confederation. This is a multi-leg 7,000nm journ
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