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.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consutlant Group Gets a Call For Aviation Logistical Support From The Miami-Dade School Board "The Flight of Education One"

Dawn breaks as the Piper Chieftain dubbed "Education One" the call sign given to the flight of the Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent and his staff of seven blocks out at 0:6:32 EST and commence to taxi at Tamiami Regional Airport on its one day, round trip official flight to Haiti
Shown with the Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Benny Benitez prior to engine starts is Miami-Dade Public School Superintendent Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho. Benny is in the company standard field operations work uniform, which has an uncanny resemblance to the attire commonly worn by Department of Defense contract personnel in Southwest Asia
A member of the 94th ACG Strategic Alliance Team of Companies is Mr. Chris Walston of Waltson Aviation an established and proper South Florida Flight Charter operation and the Miami-Dade Public School Superintendent Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho. It should be noted that Mr. Walston is an experienced Boeing 747 Cargo Pilot formerly with Southern Air Cargo
Shown plane side of "Education One" and who did not deploy to Haiti with the Superintendent and his staff and who stayed behind to coordinate ground operations with the 94th ACG Ops department concerning the flight is Mr. Mark Zaher Miami-Dade Public Schools Crisis Management Director

Picture with Benny who is third from the left is "Education One" flight members with Superintendent Mr. Caralho shown fourth from the left. It should be noted that the lady with the white pants was the Sister of the First Lady of Haiti who accompanied Superintendent Carvalho on the official and first visit of the Miami-Dade Public Schools to post earthquake Haiti

Miami, Florida 18th February 2010: On Wednesday 17th March at 10:48am the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) operations desk got a call from the Miami-Dade School Board requesting assistance in advising toward securing airlift for the Miami-Dade School Superintendent, Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho and his staff of five (5) individuals for an official Miami-Dade County trip to earthquake torn Haiti, which also included the Sister of the First Lady of Haiti who was traveling back to Haiti with the Superintendent.
The catch was that the Superintendent and his group wanted to travel the next day for a round trip. Within minutes after concluding the initial conversation with the School Board, the (94th ACG) commenced the process to secure the aircraft and crew. Within two and half hours from getting the call, Mr. Carvalho aircraft arrangement was established for the following day with a launch time of 05:30am out of Tamiami Regional Airport (KTMB).
Being that the airport at Port Au Prince, Haiti was under the control of the U.S. Air Force Combat Air Controllers from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron out of Hulbert Field, Florida, who essentially were the "Air Traffic Control"authority there a clearance was required. The Mission pilot Mr. Walston made numerous calls to the general 1-800 number which was set up so as to obtain the required clearances issued by the U.S.A.F but to no avail. Without an USAF issued clearance nothing was to take off the next day. Added to the pressure was that Mr. Walston was under a time constraint so as to properly file for the Instrument Flight Reference (VFR) flight for early "O-Dark Thirty" the next morning.
Restoring to the (94th ACG) contacts with the U.S. Department of Defense a call was placed by the Founder & CEO of the (94th ACG) to both Southern Command and to Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC) and within 15-17 minutes from calling the ranking leadership at both Commands, clearance number ( 021850115CNC ) was personally given to the Mission Pilot, Mr. Walston by the leading Combat Air Controller who called him directly from Haiti. It appears that after the call was made the chain of command delegation from top to bottom was keen. The next day the flight under the call sign "Education-One" manned up and launch on time. "Education-One" arrived into Haiti with no problem and Mr. Carvalho and his staff were taken by Government officials into the City to survey the damages and for his schedule meeting with the Haitian Minister of Education.
Back at Port Au Prince Airport, Mr. Walston in accordance with (94th ACG) procedures when in unstable "real world ops area" was ready to launch the aircraft within moment notice, as it was in an "Alert-7" status meaning should anything happen the aircraft was already refueled, preflighted and ready to go within seven (7) minutes of anything happening.
Back in Miami, the Miami-Dade School Board tracked the flight of "Education-One" on www. flightaware.com With a successful meeting concluded "Education-One" launch out of Haiti and arrived safely back into Miami "Mission Accomplished".

Friday, February 5, 2010

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer Meets With Miami-Dade County & Signature Flight Support Officals

Shown with Benny (center) from left to right are Signature Flight Support / BBA Aviation Mr. David H. Best, Chief Commercial Officer with Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Joseph I. Goldstein
Shown above is the leadership at Signature Flight Support / BBA Aviation from left to Right are: Mr. Tim Johnson, Business Development Manager, Cy, Mrs. Claudia Lopez-Duckenfield, General Manager at MIA and Mr. S.Michael Scheeringa, President
Know to many as "The Engineer" Mr. Jose Abreu, P.E., is Miami International Airport Aviation Director. Mr. Abreu title as "The Engineer" comes from his profession as a professionally licensed (P.E.) Civil Engineer. Resorting to his Navy jargon from his days while on board two U.S. Navy Carriers, the U.S.S. Independence CV-62 and the U.S.S Lincoln, CVN-72, Benny refers to Jose as the "AIR BOSS" the title given to the Officer who on board a U.S. Navy Carrier runs all that is Aviation.
Benny F. Benitez Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group a former-U.S. Navy Flyer is shown with former U.S. Marine Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz District 12. Commissioner Diaz serves as a board of director for the Miami International Airport Military lounge and has mentioned to Benny about considering joining the board, based on Benny military contacts and status as a registered U.S. Government advisor to the Department of Defense, as well as the President of the Air Force Association Miami Chapter

Miami, Florida 4th February 2010: As a prelude to the festivity that will embrace the City of Miami during the weekend of February 6th and 7th, Super Bowl Weekend, the Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Benny F. Benitez attended one of may pre-Super Bowl festive gatherings being held throughout the City of Miami. As an invited guess to an event held at Signature Flight Support along with a vast array of local aviation industry, business and County Governmental V.I.P' quests, (94thACG) was in attendance at the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at Miami International Airport.
The event at Signature Flight Support was organized by a very cable and talented Miami based event planning group known as Catalina Urrego & Associates " 360 Degrees Event Management" who brought a brilliant atmosphere of enjoyment to all who attended the event.
During the social gathering, Benny had the pleasure and ability to meet and converse with Miami-Dade County Commissioners Jose "Pepe" Diaz, District 12 and Burno A. Barreiro, District 5, as well as Miami International Airport Aviation Director Jose Abreu, P.E. Items of conversation included the airport new 10 million dollar automated baggage system and the advent of Lufthansa Airlines pending Airbus A380 service to Miami and as to how well prepared is Miami International Airport to commence accepting and accommodate the new and massive commercial transport. Aside from the business discussed, laughs and jokes were shared by all which made for a great evening. The (94th ACG) thanks the leadership at Signature Flight Support / BBA Aviation for a great event.

Monday, February 1, 2010

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Visits and Reviews IBC Airways at Miami International Airport

Shown here is the cargo interior of an IBC Airways Fairchild Metroliner Fleet Aircraft
Shown sitting on a rain slick ramp at Miami International Airport is (1) one of (9) nine IBC Airway fleet Fairchild Metroliner A side from their fleet 30 seat configuration SAAB 340 and their cargo version, IBC Airways operates an 18 seat VIP configured aircraft
The IBC Airways fleet configured 18 seat VIP SAAB sits outside their ramp next to Miami Tech
An IBC Airways fleet cargo configured SAAB is able to hold a total of 7,500 lbs worth of cargo

Miami, Florida 1st February 2010: Despite the foul weather that plagued and brought heavy rains to the Miami area on the first day of the new month, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) kept their scheduled appointment with the leadership at IBC Airways. Becoming somewhat of a measuring and monitoring stick within South Florida as to what is "Aviation" for the past seven years, concerning quality as to what is observed and reported regardless it being good or bad, the (94th ACG) spent a day with IBC Airways.
Established in 1991, IBC Airways operates a fleet of (10) ten SAAB-340's, (7) seven Fairchild Metroliner's and (1) one LearJet 55, which allows IBC Airways to deliver onto their clients one thing and one thing only! "Reliability".
Operating a niche market for well over 19 years, IBC Airways is South Florida's Bahamas and Caribbean market specialist when it come to the transportion of people and cargo in a safe and timely manner. With a dedicated work force toward safety, quality and customer service it did not take long for the (94th ACG) to observer those traits which make IBC Airways "One of Miami Best Kept Secret" in aviation. Having recently undergone a successful FAA Regional Aviation Safety Inspection Program "RASIP" given by the Atlanta, Georgia based Southern Regional FAA Office, IBC Airways holds the bar in quality here in Miami. From their Company General Maintenance Manual (GMM) to their aircraft records files (i.e. airworthiness directives A.D.'s) toward the overall condition of their hangar and fleet aircraft's which were observed, they all added toward IBC Airways emulating a proper level of regulatory, organizational and safety minded operational environment. On a rating of level "10" we at the (94th ACG) award IBC Airways an overall rating of an (8.5) Its always a pleasure to see a shining example of quality in a somewhat fluid and dynamic industry that is aviation.