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  1. Continuing with our Sunday Night Flight Events, we bring our monthly Fly-In to the Island Nation of The Bahamas. New Providence Island is the home of Resort City of Nassau. Nassau airport or officially named Lynden Pindling International, is the busiest airport in the Bahamas, as the jumping off point for the rest of the Bahama islands. The Bahamas is also home of some of the nicest beaches in world. Departing from Princess Juliana on the Island of St. Maarten we fly to Nassau. St. Maarten has one of the most famous approaches in the world as you make a very low pass over Maho Beach. However, what most people forget about is the departure track out of St. Maarten. Leaving St. Maarten on the most used runway of RWY10, puts you in the direct path of a mountain reaching almost 1000 feet above the airport just 4 miles away. This mountain requires pilots to make a 120° right hand turn nearly immediately after takeoff. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, March 27th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our March 2021 fly-in where we will fly from St Maarten (TNCM) to Nassau (MYNN). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 27th!
  2. Bora Bora is an island group in the Leeward Islands. The Leeward Islands comprise the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, which is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic in the Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora has a total land area of 30.55 km2. The main island, located about 230 kilometers northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano, rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu; the highest point is at 727 meters (2,385 feet). Bora Bora is part of the Commune of Bora-Bora, which also includes the atoll of Tupai. Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel leading into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and from the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for the production of copra. Your mission is to fly from Tahiti (NTAA) to Bora Bora (NTTB) with any Canadian Xpress® freeware or payware Twin Engine Prop or Turbo Prop aircraft you have the rank to fly. 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 March 2021 Monthly Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from March 3rd until March 29th, 2021 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.
  3. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Febr_2021_FlyIn.jpg Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX) is a public airport six miles west of Telluride, in San Miguel County, Colorado. It is owned by the Telluride Regional Airport Authority. At an elevation of 9,078 feet (2767 m) above sea level, it is the highest commercial airport in North America with scheduled passenger flights. Telluride Regional Airport covers 542 acres (219 ha) and has one runway, 9/27, 6,911 by 100 feet (2,106 by 30 m). The runway is on a plateau and still dips slightly in the center, although the dip was more pronounced prior to a renovation in 2009. It can be a challenging but beautiful approach for pilots. In the past during winter months, about 20% of the scheduled commuter airline flights were diverting to other airports because of abruptly adverse landing conditions. This is not unusual since other mountain airports like Sun Valley have similar statistics. When flying to the Telluride Regional Airport, pilots must be aware of unique issues impacting the airfield including high terrain exceeding 14,000 feet (4,300 m), as well as the airport's location on a plateau with a thousand-foot (300 m) drop to the San Miguel River below. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, February 27th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our February 2021 fly-in where we will fly from Jackson Hole (KJAC) to Telluride (KTEX). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting https://canadianxpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 27th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  4. http://canadianxpress.ca/events/images/CXA_Febr_2021_Challenge.jpg Kahului is located on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Approach to this airport is normally from the south, that brings you in between volcanic peaks on your left at 6,000 feet and on your right at 10,000-feet above sea level. To land at an airport only 22 feet above sea level. This visual distraction along with the winds that funnel between the peaks makes Kahului a very challenging airport. Your mission is to fly from Honolulu (PHNL) to Kahului (PHOG) with the Canadian Xpress® freeware or payware Airbus A32-211, Boeing 737-700 or Boeing 737-900 [n]that are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but for only the Monthly Challenge.[/b] You may also fly any Canadian Xpress® Twin Engine Turbo Prop aircraft you have the rank to fly. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png https://www.aerosoft.com/ The February 2021 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from February 1st until February 28th, 2021 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  5. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Janu_2021_FlyIn.jpg Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the center of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region which is surrounded by Alberta's central region. The city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. Edmonton is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004). Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. Victoria is the southern most major city in Western Canada and is about 100 km south-west from British Columbia's largest city of Vancouver on the mainland. Named after Queen Victoria, the city is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained many its historic buildings, its two most famous landmarks, Parliament Buildings, and the Empress hotel. Known as "The Garden City", Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a regional technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, January 30th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our January 2021 fly-in where we will fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Victoria (CYYJ). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 30th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  6. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Janu_2021_Challenge.jpg Castlegar is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. It is a regional trade and transportation center with a local economy fueled by forestry, mining, and tourism. Castlegar was recently cited as one of the Top 8 Places in British Columbia for most promising growth. It is home to Selkirk College, a regional airport, a pulp mill, and several sawmills. The population of 7,259 people includes many Doukhobors, who were largely responsible for much of Castlegar's early development and growth. Your mission is to fly from Hope (CYHE) to Castlegar (CYCG) with any Canadian Xpress propellor equipped piston or turboprop that you have the rank to fly and is rated for operation at the event airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png https://www.aerosoft.com/ The January 2021 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from January 1st until January 29th, 2021 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  7. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Dece_2020_FlyIn.jpg Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is centered on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, near the longitudinal center of North America. The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for muddy water. The region was a trading center for Indigenous peoples long before the arrival of Europeans. Winnipeg is the seventh-most populated municipality in Canada, with a resident population of about 778,500. Being far inland, the local climate is extremely seasonal even by Canadian standards with average January lows of around -21°C (-6°F) and average July highs of 26°C (79°F). Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is the second largest in the province. Regina was previously the seat of government of the North-West Territories, of which the current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta originally formed part, and of the District of Assiniboia. The site was previously called Wascana ("Buffalo Bones" in Cree), but was renamed to Regina (Latin for "Queen") in 1882 in honor of Queen Victoria. This decision was made by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, who was the wife of the Governor General of Canada, the Marquess of Lorne. Unlike other planned cities in the Canadian West, on its treeless flat plain Regina has few topographical features other than the small spring run-off, Wascana Creek. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, December 19th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our December 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Regina (CYQR). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 19th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  8. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Dece_2020_Challenge.jpg Vancouver is a major city in western Canada located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016 making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometer which makes it the fifth most densely populated city in North America. The approach into Vancouver is like few others in the world. Coming in from the east you will cross over peaks reaching nearly 10,000 feet into the sky. From the North, South and West, you will be treated to spectacular views of the BC coastline. Nothing says however you must cross over the mountains, there are lots of great valleys that cut their way across the BC interior. Your mission is to fly from Kelowna (CYLW) to Vancouver (CYVR) with any Canadian Xpress freeware or payware aircraft that you have the rank to fly and is rated for operations at these airports. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png https://www.aerosoft.com/ The December 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from December 2nd until December 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  9. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Nove_2020_FlyIn.jpg This month, we switch to Central Canada as part of our Capitals Fly-In tour. Starting in Quebec City, we head west over the Nation's Capital of Ottawa before landing in Toronto. Quebec City is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the eleventh largest city in Canada. The Algonquian people had originally named the area Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows", because the Saint Lawrence River narrows proximate to the promontory of Quebec and its Cape Diamant. Explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a French settlement here in 1608, and adopted the Algonquin name. Quebec City is one of the oldest European cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico. This area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Québec". Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, located on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, November 28th at 10h00est (15h00z) and 21h00est (Sunday 02h00z) for our November 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Québec (CYQB) to Toronto (CYYZ). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg https://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 28th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  10. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Nove_2020_Challenge.jpg For our next series of challenges, we fly some of the most scenic approaches in the world. Now scenic does not mean easy, scenic normally means interesting landscapes, mountains, water, and weather. Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. The name Kelowna derives from an Okanagan language word for grizzly bear. Kelowna is British Columbia's third-largest metropolitan area and the 22nd largest city in Canada. The approach to Kelowna, drops you down from 9,000-foot peaks on to a runway 1,400 feet above sea level. Your mission is to fly from Edmonton International (CYEG) to Kelowna (CYLW) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png https://www.aerosoft.com/ The November 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from November 1st until November 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  11. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Octo_2020_FlyIn.jpg This month, we continue our monthly fly-ins around Canada with part 2 of our 2-part fly-in tour of the Canada’s East Coast. Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city. The river is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centers in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 58,220. It is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John. Halifax, formally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centered on Halifax Harbour. Halifax is a major economic center in Atlantic Canada, with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defense, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry, and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, October 31st at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our October 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Fredericton (CYFC) to Halifax (CYHZ). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 31st! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  12. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Octo_2020_Challenge.jpg For the final leg of our World’s Most Remote Airport Challenge Series, we head to the bottom of the world to the southernmost airport in the world to operate public flights. The Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin Airport on King George Island, is part of Chile's Antártica commune in Antarctica, and is the northernmost airport on the Antarctic continent. The airport serves the nearby village of Villa Las Estrellas and the Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva. The airport has five small buildings (hangar, control tower) and a small apron area for parking aircraft. It is the only airport in Antarctica that has an IATA code. This is because it is served by various public flights, usually as part of a fly/cruise. There is no regular scheduled public service to the airport, although Aerovías DAP has some charter flights from Punta Arenas. Your mission is to fly from Ushuaia Intl Malvine (SAWH) to Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin (SCRM) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png http://www.aerosoft.com/ The October 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from October 3rd until October 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  13. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Sept_2020_FlyIn.jpg This month, we continue our monthly fly-ins around Canada with part 1 of our 2-part fly-in tour of the Canada’s East Coast. St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometers and is the easternmost city in North America. The city has a rich history, having played a role in the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in St. John's. Its history and culture have made it into an important tourist destination. Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. It was famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian and Maritime statesmen to debate the proposed Maritime Union and the more persuasive British North American Union, now known as Canadian Confederation, although PEI itself would not join Confederation until 1873, six years after it was formed in 1867. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 19th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our September 2020 fly-in where we will fly from St. John's (CYYT) to Charlottetown (CYYG). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 19th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
  14. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Sept_2020_Challenge.jpg Eareckson Air Station, formerly Shemya Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force military airport located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. Eareckson Air Station is located on the western tip of Alaska's Aleutian Islands near the larger island of Attu, and is located approximately 1500 miles southwest of Anchorage. The airport lies on the south side of the 2-mile by 4-mile island and is 98 feet above mean sea level. Shemya Island has been the scene of two major earthquakes. The Rat Islands earthquake, measuring 8.7 on the moment magnitude scale, occurred on February 3rd, 1965. It was followed by severe aftershocks and a tsunami, but damage was limited to cracks in the taxiways. The Near Islands earthquake, measuring 7.6 (surface wave magnitude), occurred on February 1st, 1975. A high degree of damage occurred to the runways and hangars and communications were disrupted for a short time. Your mission is to fly from Adak (PADK) to Eareckson AS (PASY) with either the Canadian Xpress Airbus A318-111, Airbus A320-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-900 or Boeing 757-200F freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge. Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including: Any Aerosoft Download Product from: http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageAerosoft.png http://www.aerosoft.com/ The September 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress pilots from September 2nd until September 29th, 2020 so join Canadian Xpress today by visiting http://CanadianXpress.ca . http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg *Canadian Xpress accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other Virtual airline hours with no limits.
  15. http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/CXA_Augu_2020_FlyIn.jpg Yellowknife is the capital and largest community in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, about 400 km south of the Arctic Circle, on the west side of Yellowknife Bay near the outlet of the Yellowknife River. Yellowknife and its surrounding water bodies were named after a local Dene tribe at one time known as the Copper Indians or Yellowknife Indians, today incorporated as the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, who traded tools made from copper deposits near the Arctic Coast. Its population, which is ethnically mixed, was 19,569 per the 2016 Canadian Census. Of the eleven official languages of the Northwest Territories, five are spoken in significant numbers in Yellowknife. The Yellowknife settlement is considered to have been founded in 1934, after gold was found in the area, although commercial activity in the present-day waterfront area did not begin until 1936. Yellowknife quickly became the centre of economic activity in the NWT and was named the capital of the Northwest Territories in 1967. As gold production began to wane, Yellowknife shifted from being a mining town to a centre of government services in the 1980s. However, with the discovery of diamonds north of the city in 1991, this shift began to reverse. In recent years, tourism, transportation, and communications have also emerged as significant Yellowknife industries. Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, August 29th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our August 2020 fly-in where we will fly from Edmonton (CYEG) to Yellowknife (CYZF). This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress event that will be flown on the VATSIM network. One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot will win: • Any Real Flight Shop Product (Maximum $50.00 USD) from: http://canadianxpress.ca/images/imageRFS.jpg http://www.realflightshop.com/en-us/ More information regarding this event including operational details, charts, optional add-on scenery and Canadian Xpress Model Sets can be viewed by visiting www.CanadianXpress.ca or by directly downloading our Fly-In document here. See you all on Saturday the 29th! http://events.canadianxpress.ca/images/imageCXA-TV_Banner_380x50.jpg
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