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Canadian Xpress May 2012 Challenge: Endurance

This month, we are going to change things up a bit. We are giving you a departure airport and you get to pick your destination. Sounds easy enough right, so what’s the challenge? The Challenge is to fly as far away from the departure airport as possible and land within VFR fuel reserve of 15 minutes.

Starting at The Pitt Meadows airport (CYPK) and you are required to load the Canadian Xpress® DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300 (DHC6) with a copilot, yourself, and 50% fuel and head north east in to the BC interior.

The DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300 is not a pressurized aircraft. Portable oxygen is available; however you can only stay on portable oxygen for a maximum of 15 minutes for every hour of flight.

This means you need to fly at or below 8,000 feet for most of your trip, climbing above 8,000 feet to a maximum of 13,000 (aircraft performance limit) only for short periods of time if you need to clear a mountain. This basically means you can’t takeoff and fly in a straight line, until you’re out of fuel.

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

• Aerosoft Products

• Bonus Flight Hours

• Canadian Xpress® Monthly Challenge Award

The May 2012 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress® pilots from May 2nd until May 29th, 2012 so join Canadian Xpress® today by visiting

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


One Response to Canadian Xpress May 2012 Challenge: Endurance

  • Interesting challenge indeed. I used to be a member of your VA and then resigned.. I could almost sign up again for this…

    My question was. I’m interested in getting my P1 rating.. – may I do that with any plane? for example the Carenado C152 or C337 or say the Tecnam P92 Eaglet from Ants Planes? or does it have to be one of your VA’s planes?


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