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Buffalo Airways CL215 Delivery Tour

The Turkish government has leased two of the Buffalo “Ducks” for their upcoming fire season but first they need delivering from Yellowknife (CYZF) Canada to Antalya (LTAI) Turkey

Starting in Yellowknife (CYZF) we head out west. After three stops in Canada we find ourselves in St Johns (CYYT) Newfoundland ready to make our way north to Greenland. After a brief stop in Narsarsuaq (BGBW) we then make our way to Keflavikurflugvollur (BIKF) Iceland, be sure to watch the outside temperature on these legs the CL215 is not designed to be operated in freezing conditions so be sure to avoid any icing at all costs. Once rested in Iceland it’s time to start heading south as we head to Prestwick (EGPK) Scotland. After taking in the beautiful sights of Scotland we continue south to the relative warmth of Nantes (LFRS) France. Once full on some of Frances famous cuisine it’s time to head west to Dubrovnik (LDDU) Croatia. It’s been a long trip but we have reached the last leg of the tour with a flight south west to Antalya (LTAI) Turkey passing Albania and Greece on the way.

In total we will have 10 legs to cover a total distance of 7451nm using CL215 registration FAYU, with speeds around 180Mph the tour should take Continue reading


Buffalo Airways Virtual October Tour

October has arrived and while Canada and most of the northern hemisphere brace themselves for the snow and biting winds of winter the virtual ice pilots head to South Africa for some better weather.

Starting in Cape Town (FACT) we then follow the coast to the East visiting George (FAGG), Port Elizabeth (FAPE) and East London (FAEL) before heading north. After visiting Durban (FADN) we leave South Africa and head into Zimbabwe and land in Livingstone(FLLI)  Zambia. After stopping in Zambia we head west crossing into Botswana. After admiring the un-spoilt beauty of Botswana we continue west into Nambia. Once we reach the coast its time to start heading south again visiting Luderitz (FYLZ). We continue south arriving back in Cape Town in time to get the overnight flight back to Canada to brave the winter, or maybe just use the rest of the month to plan our next warm trip.

In total we will have 17 legs to cover a total distance of 3130nm using the iconic DC-3, with speeds around 170knots the Continue reading


Buffalo Airways Virtual September Tour

September sees the virtual Ice pilots heading for warmer weather as their monthly Tour takes them round some of the Balkan states.

Starting in Istanbul (LTBA) the tour moves north into Romania followed by Croatia. After three stops in Croatia the tour continues visiting Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria before seven stops in Greece as we explore the beautiful coastal scenery. Once Greece has been circumnavigate Greece it’s a short hop back to Istanbul for commercial flights back to Canada and the snow.

In total we will have 18 legs to cover a total distance of 2433nm using the Beechcraft Baron 55 or C-90A, with speeds around 190Mph the tour should take somewhere in the vicinity of 12 Hours flying to complete.

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