NOTAM Hours Per Day

Posted by Patrick McGee on 17/05/2019

Hello Buffalo Pilots,

This is a notice to all pilots, the staff team is implementing a new rule effective as of this moment. We now will only accept a maximum 8 flight hours per day, any pireps submitted that exceed the 8hours will be rejected going forward.

So why are we doing this?
To level set the playing field and ensure all our pilots have a fair and equal oppurtunity.

Please note there will be some exception to this due to some flights on our schudele that exceed 8 hours, those pireps will be accepted for those long haul flights.
If you have any questions please contact your hub manager or any member of staff.


NOTAM Rule Changes

Posted by Patrick McGee on 19/04/2019

Hello Buffalo Pilots,

The staff is currently working on making some changes to our rules and policies, while the operations manual has not yet been updated to reflect these changes, I wanted to share now whats changing, as follows -

Uncontrolled flights, currently we do not reject pireps for stalls or overspeed, as these can occur for a variety of reasons. However our hub managers now have discretion on this, what we like to see is a pilot regain control of their aircraft after a stall or overspeed event. Should we see a pirep that contains excessive or continuous stalls or overspeeds that are not corrected in a timely manner, the hub managers may reject for this as they now have full discretion in these cases.

Multiple flights, should multiple flights be flown/submitted at the same phystical time (ie flying on more than 1 PC at once), you may also be rejected, this is also at the hub managers discretion.

We are also updating the greased landing rate from -10 to -100 as we beielve -10 was too aggresive. This change requires an update to the website code/logic and is not active yet, but this will be updated soon in tandum with our operations manual updates.



2019 a year of Staff change

Posted by Patrick McGee on 07/01/2019

Hello Buffalo Pilots,

This is Patrick you may know me as the Chief Technical Officer, with the new year alot of changes are happening with Buffalo, and I wanted to write this to keep you all informed as to whats happening.

First let me give a huge thanks to BFL2206 Jeff Baker, Jeff has been with us for 7 years now and has held various staff positions over the years. You may know Jeff as the Chief Executive Officer as this was his most recent staff position. Due to unforseen circumstances, Jeff has stepped down from Staff effective January first. Jeff a big thank you from me and the staff team for your many years of service as a staff member, we appreciate your efforts over the years!

With Jeff stepping down as CEO, I have stepped into the CEO position, effective Jan 1 I am excited to be your new CEO, and i hope to continue the buffalo virtual legacy for many more years to come!

You may also know BFL1747 Nigel Smith, Nigel has covered many staff positions over the years, from hub manager to Chief Personnel Officer and everything in between, much like Jeff, Nigel has been here for many years. I am also very exicted to announce that effective today Nigel is now our Chief Operating Officer!

And last but certainly not least, BFL2784 Jamie Borland is now our Social Media Manager, this is a position that has been unfilled for some time, Jamie has been in this position for a few months now. So far hes doing a fine job, feel free to check out our facebook page and say hello to Jamie -

The Staff Page has been updated to reflect these changes, and I look forward to my new role as CEO.

Thanks and Happy New Year,
BFL3377 - Patrick McGee


We are now on Discord!

Posted by Patrick McGee on 29/07/2018

Hello Buffalo Pilots,

Buffalo Airways Virtual is now on Discord! For those that don't know what Discord is, its a voice chat application similar to Teamspeak. At some point in the future we will be removing our Teamspeak and switching to Discord. For now both Teamspeak and Discord are available. Come join us on Discord, our Discord info can be found on the "Teamspeak Info" page under the resources tab once you have logged in.

The Buffalo Airways Staff team

Registration page

Posted by Patrick McGee on 22/05/2018

Hello Pilots, and interested new pilots,

As you know we have had issues with our registration page lately and we do apologize for the inconvience. However we are pleased to annouce that the registration page is now working and new pilots can now register succesfully.

The Buffalo Airways Virtual Staff Team