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Canadian Xpress May Fly-In – Moonlight Madness

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This month, we are switching things up a little and are going to make Boston ARTCC & Toronto FIR’s – Moonlight Madness event our monthly fly-in which includes a full complement of ATC.

The event runs from 19:00edt (23h00z) to 23h00edt (Sunday 03h00z), however it’s a sure thing that traffic will be in the area long after that. It is advised that you log-in a few minutes early as it may take longer than usual to get clearance.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, May 27th from 19h00edt (23h00z) to Continue reading

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Canadian Xpress April Fly-In – Return to Madeira

CXA_Apri_2017_FlyInMadeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. Its total population was estimated in 2011 at 267,785. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, located on the main island’s south coast.

Madeira Airport also known as Funchal Airport is an international airport in the civil parish of Santa Cruz, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. The airport is located 13.2 km east-northeast of the regional capital Funchal after which it is sometimes informally named. It mostly hosts flights to European metropolitan destinations due to the importance of Madeira as a leisure destination. It is the fourth busiest airport in Portugal.

The airport is considered one of the most peculiarly perilous airports in the world due to Continue reading

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Canadian Xpress February Fly-In – Queenstown

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Queenstown Airport is one of Australia’s fastest-growing airports and is New Zealand’s fourth busiest airport for passenger numbers. Located in Frankton, 10 minutes from the internationally renowned four-season resort of Queenstown, the airport services the surrounding region with daily domestic flights and regular direct trans-Tasman flights.

Queenstown Airport is also one of New Zealand’s busiest helicopter bases and is heavily used for tourist ‘flightseeing’, especially to Milford Sound and Mount Cook, using both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport is flying high after being voted ‘World’s Most Scenic Airport Landing’ in an annual poll conducted by international private jet booking service PrivateFly.

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Canadian Xpress January Fly-In – Saint Maarten

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It’s a New Year, and like passed years, we are returning to an old favorite of all our pilots. As we leave the winter weather and head for Saint Maarten.

Saint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It encompasses the southern half of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, while the northern half of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Its capital is Philipsburg.

Well renowned for its plane spotting Maho beach under runway 10, Saint Maarten is now a big vacation resort and the landings and takeoffs are Continue reading

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Canadian Xpress November Fly-In – Eagle County

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With one of the most dangerous approaches in the United States, Eagle County Regional Airport serves the world-famous ski resorts of the Eagle-Vail area in Colorado.

The Airport is largely seasonal, with the greatest number of scheduled flights operating during the winter months. During the ski season, Eagle County Regional Airport is the second busiest airport in Colorado after the Denver International Airport. Eagle serves as a great alternative to Denver for skiers in the Eagle Valley because of its close proximity to the major international ski resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge.

Due to the abundance of flights into Eagle County Regional Airport and the ability to accept larger aircraft than Aspen, a number of passengers fly into Eagle County Regional Airport rather than attempting to fly into Aspen. Operations into the Continue reading

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Canadian Xpress April 2016 Fly-In – European Commute

CXA_Apri_2016_FlyIn|London City Airport is the closest airport to Central London and has a single 4900’ long runway. Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5° approaches are allowed to conduct operations at London City and the largest aircraft which can be used at the airport is the Airbus A318.

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, April 23rd at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our April 2016 fly-in where we fly from Zurich (LSZH), heading northwest across the English Channel and fly into London City Airport (EGLC).

This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress® Continue reading

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Canadian Xpress October Fly-In – World Series Game 4

CXA_Octo_2015_FlyInIt’s Game 4 of the MLB 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets.

Games 1 and 2 where played in Kansas City, and for Games 3 and 4 we moved to Citi Field in Flushing New York.

Truthfully, we would have love to been flying this from Toronto not Kansas City, but we are sure there are Canadian Xpress® pilots who are fans of the Royals or the Mets, so come out and show your support for your fellow pilots.

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