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Canadian Xpress November 2016 Challenge: Crosswinds

Marc Wheeler

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We have all seen the countless YouTube videos of the crazy crosswind landings at Birmingham Airport. Well it’s your turn to try your hand at it.


Birmingham Airport (EGBB) formerly Birmingham International Airport is located 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in Solihull, England. It has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers or for flying instruction. P[Mod - Happy Thoughts]enger throughput in 2015 was over 10.1 million, making Birmingham the seventh busiest airport in the UK. The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Caribbean. Birmingham Airport is an operating base for Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways. From March 2017 the airport will be a base for Jet2.com.


Strangely enough the airport is 48% owned by the Ontario (Canada) Teacher’s Pension Plan.


This month, the challenge is to pick your favorite Canadian Xpress jet aircraft and depart from Dusseldorf (EDDL) Germany’s 3rd largest airport that can handle aircraft as large as the Airbus A380 and fly to Birmingham Airport (EGBB).


Lower ranked pilots may fly the Canadian Xpress Airbus A320-211 or Boeing 737-900 that is available to all pilots regardless of rank but only for this challenge.


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

Any Aerosoft Download Product from:




The November 2016 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from November 2nd until November 29th, 2016 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca .




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



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