[Apr 20] Canadian Xpress April 2024 Monthly Fly-In - North to Alaska Part IV


Our multi-month fly-in adventure continues this month, where we pick up where we stopped last month in Portland and continue to Kelowna.

Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna is the province’s third-largest metropolitan area (after Vancouver and Victoria). Although agriculture had become an important mark of Kelowna and the surrounding region, the town was entirely reliant on transportation over Okanagan Lake until 1925. In 1893 the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed the steamer SS Aberdeen on the lake, which served as the first significant transportation link between Kelowna and Penticton, greatly increasing the speed of Kelowna’s growth. On September 11, 1925, CP was extended to Kelowna, ending the town’s reliance on Okanagan Lake for transportation and trade.

On August 6, 1969, a sonic boom from a nearby air show broke a quarter million dollars’ worth of glass, injuring six people. The destruction was caused by a member of the United States Blue Angels during a practice routine for the Kelowna Regatta festival when the pilot accidentally broke the sound barrier while flying too low.

Canadian Xpress would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, April 20th from 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) to 24h00est (Sunday 05h00z) for our April 2024 fly-in where we depart from Portland (KPDX and fly to Kelowna (CYLW).

One lucky Canadian Xpress pilot* will win:
• Any Just Flight Product from: https://www.justflight.com

*Please see Fly-In PDF for contedt details and eligibility requirements.

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.

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

See you all on Saturday the 20th!