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Canadian Xpress January 2022 Monthly Challenge: National Parks III - Lizard Island


Marc Wheeler
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Lizard Island is an island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland (Australia), 1624 km northwest of Brisbane and part of the Lizard Island Group that also includes Palfrey Island. It is part of the Lizard Island National Park and is within the locality of Lizard in the Cook Shire.

The name Lizard Island was given to it by Captain Cook when he passed it on August 12, 1770. He commented, "The only land Animals we saw here were Lizards, and these seemed to be pretty Plenty, which occasioned my naming the Island Lizard Island”. Cook climbed the peak on Lizard Island to chart a course out to sea through the maze of reefs which confronted him, and the island's summit has since been called 'Cook's Look'.

In 1939, all the islands in the group were declared a national park, which is now administered by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The island is also part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, administered jointly by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Permits are required for all manipulative research in the Lizard Island Group and the waters surrounding it.

Your mission is to fly from Cairns (YBCS) to Lizard Island (YLZI) with the Canadian Xpress Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna C208B Grand Caravan or DeHavilland DHC-6 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 https://www.aerosoft.com/ 

The January 2022 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from January 1st until January 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.

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VATSIM: P1|C3

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