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Canadian Xpress January Fly-In – Saint Maarten


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


Meridian Virtual Transformed from FlyUAA in December 2016

MeridianVirtualMeridian Virtual was founded as a Code Share and Charter Virtual Airline.  We operate flights for Delta and United as well as our core charter flights in the NE, Caribbean and Southern California.  Our current hubs are located at (KFLL) Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and (KSNA) John Wayne-Orange County Airport. In addition to the code shares, we offer a variety of ways our pilots can select a flight.  We have a random jobs generator that spits out a variety of jobs throughout the day; we have our Charter Ops center where the job is available until flown and the system rarely repeats; and finally we have our Cargo Ops center which functions much like the Charter Ops center, but you have the option of flying various Cargo missions big, medium and small.  If that is not enough for you we have over 10,000 routes in the database.  Our main database has over 2,400 different airports.  We do this to keep the system running quickly and smoothly.  If you do not find an airport you like, just search our Charter Ops database which contains over 43,000 airports.

Meridian is one of the more challenging Virtual Airlines to join and fly for.  Our goal is not to have hundreds of inactive pilots that have not flown in months.  We also seek more experienced pilots than the average Virtual Airline.  In order to attract more active and more experienced pilots, we have spent money on the best modules available to give you a lot of options, and a quality web client.  Our entrance exam is not very easy to pass, but for the experienced Virtual Pilot it should be no issue.  Half the test covers basic piloting skills and the other half covers our rules.  We require each pilot to fly a minimum of 10 hours per month.  All PIREPS must have a landing rate under -600 fpm, overspeeds must be under 16kts, and correct altitude for Continue reading


Canadian Xpress January 2017 Challenge – Canada 150th Anniversary I


Welcome to the Canadian Xpress Canada 150th Challenge, where over the next 7 months, we will tour the great nation of Canada as it and its people celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Starting in the current Capital of Ottawa we head west to Toronto, Winnipeg and the western provincial capitals. From there we turn north to visit the 3 territory capitals and then on to the East coast provincial capitals along with Quebec City. At which point we head for the final stop of Kingston Ontario, Canada’s first capital and home of Confederation.

This is a multi-leg 7,000nm journey, which will be flown in Canadian Built aircraft. For the longer legs sit back and Continue reading


24 Hour Flying Charity Challenge

UKVirtualNext Saturday UK Virtual, Intercity and VA Group are hitting the skies for 24 hours solid to raise money in aid of Aerobility. We need your help to make our target of £500 achievable, you can do this in one of three ways:

1. Join us on the day for any of the legs, and we ask for a voluntary donation of £2/$2/2E per flight you complete, Vatsim ATC for each leg is currently being organized, can you complete the full 24 Hours? Please confirm your attendance on the link below :

2. If you are are VA owner or staff member, why not join us as an official partner, receive your VA’s name on all promotional material and get your pilots involved in such a great event !? If so email me at “” or PM me.

3. Finally if you can’t make it to any of the legs, how about donating a few pounds, euros or dollars to the cause and help us achieve that £500 target? Please do so below, it would be greatly appreciated:

We thank you all in advance for your donations or attendance, and we look forward to a great 24 hours in the sky with you all on Saturday 14th January! Full details of our route and sponsors as follows:


Introducing Aloft Virtual Alliance

AloftWe are currently looking for pilots and another painter if someone is interested. Below is a little bit about us. If you have any questions let us know. Look forward to seeing you in the sky!

Aloft Virtual Alliance
LegionAir (USA)
Canadian Airways (Canada)
Breeze Airways (Central America/Caribbean)
Esfara Airlines (South America)
TravelJet Airways (Europe)
SEM Airlines (Africa)
Kahiji Airlines (Middle East)
Hanzi Airlines (China)
Nihom Airways (Japan)
Oceanic Airways (Australia, New Zealand)
Flex Cargo (World Wide)

About us:
The alliance Was established in 2014. This group of fictional VA’s supports the worlds needs for air travel. The Alliance Supports X Plane, P3D, FSX, FSX Steam. We will offer Continue reading


Canadian Xpress December 2016 Challenge – Real World Ops I

CXA_Dece_2016_ChallengeThis month we are trying something new for our challenges where we will follow a real world and see if we can do better. Since this our first try at this new format, it’s totally up to the pilot to choose a route and aircraft (as long as you’re rated for it).

The real world ops title says it all. Pick a real world flight and fly it online at the same time the real flight is making the same flight in the real world. This however means there is no time offsetting allowed. So if you choose to fly during daylight hours, you will have to pick a fight that is flying somewhere in the world at the same time.

The easiest way to pick a fight is to visit and select a flight. You can browse flights by airport, aircraft type or real world airline.

Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some Continue reading


Platinum Airways in Festive Mood

PlatinumHoHoHoPlatinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, is in festive mood this December. Destination of the Week will be visiting four airports that are associated with special traditions: looking after our children in the festive season. Ho Ho Ho’s culmination is Platinum’s traditional Christmas flight out of Santa’s home airport in Finland.

Four years after our first Ho Ho Ho series, Platinum Airways is revisiting special treats for children in Santa’s month as they are celebrated over the world. On 6 December, Belgium and the Netherlands have Sinterklaas, the bearded saint dropping presents for kids through chimneys. As Sinterklaas resides outside Madrid, Spain, our first Ho Ho Ho (2) DOTW is LETO – Madrid’s Torejon Airport. Amu Navruz is Iran’s version of Santa, and that’s why our second DOTW is Teheran’s OIIE – Khomeiny Airport. Next, we’ll be paying tribute to Flying Santa on the US East Coast with a visit to KHMT – Hemet-Ryan Airport. And we end the series with our traditional Christmas DOTW: Santa’s HQ near EFRO – Rovaniemi Airport.

As per usual, each DOTW comes with official charts for each airfield and links to add-on scenery when available. It concludes with a video selection with real-world approaches, ground traffic and Continue reading


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