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Sky Blue Radio FS In Focus Show Welcomes VATSIM! (Tune in October 10th, 1800Zulu)

fsif oct 2015Sky Blue Radio presents a new and exciting edition of FS InFocus, when host DJ RotoMoto and co-host Captain Crunch welcomes Mark Richards and Roger Curtiss from Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network (VATSIM) on October 10th at 1800 Zulu!  We will also be featuring a special guest from World Flight Group.

Mark Richards is Chairman of VATSIM’s Executive Committee which comprises of 5 other Regional members from across the globe.  The VATSIM Executive Committee (EC) is responsible for the operations of the VATSIM Network virtual airspace around the world.

Mark has been a member of VATSIM, and its predecessor SATCO, since 1996, joining in the very early days. He was one of the Founders of SATPAC (later VATPAC), the Australian and Pacific Division and was the first Division Director of Continue reading


Canadian Xpress September Fly-In – Happy 19th MS Flight Simulator 95


In the fall of 1996, Microsoft released Flight Simulator for Windows 95 (FS6), the first windows based version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Although this was more or less just a port from the DOS version (FS5.1) released just a year earlier, it did feature vastly improved frame-rates, better haze as well as additional aircraft, including the Extra 300 aerobatic aircraft. It also featured more 3-D detailing. This could be noticed in many places such as Manhattan and Meigs Field. This version was the first to also include major airports outside the US and Europe, which put Canadian airports (11 of them) in the simulator for the first time.

This month we are going to pay tribute to that lost flight simulator, which helped get it all started some 19 years ago. Departing from Toronto (CYYZ), it would be fitting to visit the default airport of Flight Simulator for Windows 95 Meigs Field (KCGX). However sadly due to political reasons at the time using the tragic events of September 11, 2001 to back up his actions, on the night of Sunday March 30, 2003, Mayor Daley ordered city crews to Continue reading


Canadian Xpress August Fly-In – 6th Anniversary


Back in early 2009 a close group friends and pilots found themselves without a virtual airline to call home. They could have just went and found a new one, but instead they decided to stick together and build a new virtual airline from the ground up and on September 4th, 2009 Canadian Xpress officially opened.

Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots & virtual airlines to join us on Saturday, August 29th  at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our August 2015 fly-in and help us celebrate our 6th anniversary where we fly from our training base in Moncton (CYQM) to our operational headquarters in Montreal (CYUL).

This is an open invitation to Continue reading


Canadian Xpress July Fly-In – Mighty Planes – B737-200


Anyone who is a fan of all things that fly, has probably watched The Discovery’s Channels series called Mighty Planes. The 5th episode of their second season which aired in the middle of June was on the Boeing 737-200 operated by Nolinor Aviation based out of Montreal Mirabel airport.

The show covered the operation of the 737-200 as it traveled from Mirabel to Val-D’Or, here it loaded up cargo for the giant mining company Agnico Eagle for transport to their Meadowbank mine in Nunavut.

For this month’s fly-in we wanted to Continue reading


Porter Virtual Airlines Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Porter Virtual Airlines will be celebrating its one year anniversary this month. During this time, we have accumulated close to 200 flights, 275 hours and 30 pilots!
We strive to conduct ourselves in the same way as our real world counterpart; professional and fun. We are a community of flight simulation enthusiasts who fly on FSX, Prepar3d and X-Plane. Porter Virtual Airlines offers all of the routes and schedules that Porter Airlines operates as well as charter flights during special events, accessible through our website or smartCARS ACARS system.
Join our VA today to share in the fun of flying on the VATSIM network or to relax on our Teamspeak server.Visit Porter Virtual Airlines online @

Flycatcher Aviation Commences Operations


The skies over Oklahoma will see more commercial airline traffic, as Flycatcher Aviation has started flying charter and on-demand cargo routes throughout the state.  The Oklahoma City-based airline operates a fleet of two aircraft: a Cessna 340A and a Cessna 208 Cargomaster.  Flycatcher has secured a contract flying machine parts from Oklahoma City to the Oklahoma pandhandle using the Cessna 208.  Charter flights for up to five passengers to are able to be scheduled with less than 24 hours of notice.

The airline is a family company – and has a staff of two pilots (who happen to Continue reading


PIAv Announces Training Academy


PIAv is now actively working to move out from the “virtual” world, and through the help and support of VATSIM, encourage flight simmers to take this magnificent hobby to a whole new level. We are also working to create Flight training Academy as per the standards of Vatsim.

All Questions or Support inquiries can be sent to Continue reading


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