Recipient of the 2014 Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) Corporate Achievement Award
Recipient of the 2014 Miami-Dade Police Department Police Training Institute Training Award (Aviation)
Recipient of the 2015 Miami-Dade School Board Exemplary Dade Partner Award District Wide


Well over a decade ago on the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group was established as an efficient and dedicated team of aviation professionals geared to serve and assist in the needs of the clients so as to assist them achieve their regulatory, technical, operational and productivity goals by applying a broad range of professional services in a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Monday, November 16, 2009

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group a Strong Support of the U.S. Armed Forces at The 2009 Homestead Air Force Base Air Show

Supported by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG), U.S.A.F personnel are shown enjoying a break with a hot meal and drinks within the Air Force Association (AFA) Miami Chapter, the 317th V.I.P Tent at the 2009 Homestead Air Reserve Base "Wings Over Homestead Air Show". The 317th opened its door and tended to the feeding of any U.S. Military personnel in uniform to include civil servant as Police Officers and Fire Fighters at the on both days
Brigadier General, William Binger, the Commanding Office of the Homestead Air Reserve Base speaks with AFA Miami Chapter Vice President Stan Bodner a long time Chapter member, as Catherine Smallwood the Chapter newly elected Chapter Secretary to be installed on 19th November 2009 watches on. General Binger gave the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and the AFA Miami Chapter an "Outstanding" for their combined and joint service and commitment in supporting this year airshow
Shown with a well feed and happy C-130 flight crew from Warner Robbin Air Force just outside Atlanta, Georgia is Benny F. Benitez, the Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group who rallied within the last week before the show to raise over US$ 1,000.00 form business colleagues and friends to support the effort. Contributing group worthy of mention are Mr. Ron Infantino of AFLAC, The Cochran Law Firm of Miami, Complete Turbine Support and Continental Aircraft Support who answered the call for support. A special appreciation to Flight Power Management who provided the tent.
Shown with a B-52 crew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana is Mr. Roger Jarman of Atlantic Models who are huge supporter of the U.S.A.F, the AFA-317th Chapter and the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group. The Barksdale crew are shown holding a B-52 model and mini B-52nose display section produced by Atlantic Models
Shown above with Benny F. Benitez is the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, Consulting Senior Manager System Operations-Latin America & Technical Translator (Spanish) Ms. Maite C. Munoz who also is a member of the AFA-317th Chapter and has been instrumental to the Firm concerning the business of translation and creation of documents and correspondence to the Firms Latin American Clients.
Homestead, Florida, 7th & 8th November 2009: One of the virtues concerning the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group core values is its wiliness and ability to give back to the community and it is a trait that has set the (94th ACG) apart from the rest within its six years of continuous operations. Recognizing that business is not necessarily all business, the (94th ACG) harnessed and borough to bare its business resources, contacts and talent so as to add their contribution toward the success of this year "Wing Over Homestead Airshow".

As a solid and established supporter of the Air Force Association (AFA) and with a few of its team members serving within the ranks of the local AFA-Miami Chapter, the 317th, (94th ACG) excelled with their support of which was recognized and acknowledged by the base Commander Brigadier General William Binger U.S.AF, as an "Outstanding Effort" and much appericated.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group "GO TEAM" Supports a Client Lockheed C-130A Regulatory and Technical Inspection

Top view off the left hand wing shows off engine position two. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group inspection team conducted a detail top to bottom, wing tip to wing tip and nose to tail inspection of aircraft N130SA, s/n 3035, USAF s/n 55-00088 and its related systems
Serving as the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Director of Flight Operation and Chief Company Pilot, Catherine Smallwood, F.A.A, CFI, CFII, MEI & Goldseal Flight Instructor inspects the "Piccolo Tubes" on N130SA for their condition status prior to the application of ground power in bringing N130SA to life for continued and required ground operational checks
As a former retired U.S.A.F Chief Master Sergent and the Director of Maintenance for the ex-"Southern Air Cargo" a once world renowned Lockheed C-130 operator "Bing" provides a vast wealth of "Herc" experience to the team, as he prepares N130SA Ground Power Unit (GPU) to be fired up and provide electrical power for continued operational ground checks

"Mr. Booker" keeps the ground operation well coordinate and ensured all ground safety rules are adhered to while N130SA came to life with the activation of the ground power unit and assisted with all vital pre-flight ground operational checks
Up front during the pre-flight inspection of the cockpit prior to the application of ground power is Benny F. Benitez whose experience with Lockheed platforms such as the C-130 Hercules and the P-3C Orion spans over 17 years. Having served as U.S. Naval Air Reservist aircrewman on P-3C both as an in-flight ordnanceman and as assistant flight engineer. Having audited numerous C-130's within the six operational years of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, the front office of a C-130 to Benny is like a second home

Shown with its nose section tucked in under the hangar, N130SA, s/n 3035. U.S.A.F s/n 55-00088 is in a "ready" state. Despite being over 50 years old N130SA is a ready and mission capable aircraft. The last operator of the aircraft was a research and development organization from Columbus, Ohio known as Snow Aviation. N130SA is the only C-130A equipped with an early version of a digital cockpit

Andalusia, Alabama, 29th October, 2009: Living up to its industry recognized reputation of being able to deploy to any spot on the Globe within 72 hours once secured and instructed by the client, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) found themselves in Andalusia, Alabama to undertake the regulatory, technical and ground operational review, inspection and appraisal of a Lockheed C-130A.
Deploying from their main base in Miami, Florida via road transport, elements of the (94th ACG) converged onto Andalusia, Alabama from Miami and Ohio and wasted no time to review every piece of paper and applied a fine tooth comb review of the aircraft. As an A-model C-130, N130SA, s/n 3035, U.S.A.F s/n 55-00088 was found to be in acceptable and ready shape to be utilized with only a minimal effort for a return to service.
One note worth mentioning is that this aircraft is equipped with a one of a kind electrical system not normally found on "common" world operational C-130's. The specialized, one of a kind, F.A.A. Approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was engineered and installed by Snow Aviation, Inc., thus making N130SA a "highly specialized" C-130. N130SA marks the third C-130 in which the (94th ACG) has dealt within their past six years of operational / real world experience in dealing with C-130's.

Monday, November 9, 2009

94th AeroClaims Consultant Group and Its Subsidiary Supports the USAF 2009 Thunderbirds Team & Homestead Air Reserse Base

By applying Hollywood grade visual special effect software, the Digital Aircraft Factory a subsidairy of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group under the creative leadership of its Managing Director Catherine Smallwood created digital models of South Florida "Southern Most F-4 Phantoms". Ship "OY" the gate guard from Homestead Reserve Air Base and ship "FM", the F-4 Phantom monument located on Route U.S. 1 South within the Downtown Homestead area come to life as they both soar over South Beach, as "Homestead Hero's"
In their appreciation and support toward the United States Air Force, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and its subsidiary, the Digital Aircraft Factory presented Brigadier General William Binger, Commanding General of Homestead Air Reserve Base with a one of kind print. Shown left to right is Catherine Smallwood Managing Director of the Digital Aircraft Factory and creator of the print, Brigadier General Binger, U.S.A.F and Benny F. Benitez, Founder & CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group
Shown with Catherine Smallwood and Benny Benitez is Lt. Col. Gregory D. Thomas, Commander and Team Leader of the 2009 United States Air Force Thunderbird Team. Lt. Col Thomas was also presented with the 2nd print of "Southern Most F-4 Phantoms-Homestead Hero's" print. Lt. Col Thomas was impressed and gave an "Outstanding" complement to both the Digital Aircraft Factory and the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and thank them both for their efforts in supporting the Thunderbirds and the United States Air Force and this year airshow at Homestead

Homestead, Florida, 6th November, 2009: As U.S. Veteran owned and operated organization, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) continues to be a strong and active supporter of the U.S. Military within South Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Opa Locka, Southern Command and the Homestead Air Reserve Base are all recipients of the 94th ACG effort and wiliness to assist our men and women in uniform. The 94th ACG is also an involved and active member of the U.S. Air Force Association with its Founder & CEO Benny F. Benitez recently being installed as the Miami Chapter, the 317th President. This Local, State and National exposure toward assisting our Nation Armed Services is a beneficial attribute when dealing within the realm of business with the U.S. Government for their clients interest.
As proud Americans, members of the (94th ACG) uphold the same core values that make our Nations Armed Forces the best in the world and transcend those same core values toward the business world of aviation.