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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Help Celebrate The Opening Of Captain Vito La Forgia New Company With Miami Aviation Movers & Shakers

Shown with Captain La Forgia is Maritza Rodriquez of PCS Manpower and Mr. Nelson Gonzalez Director of Quality at Falcon Jet Airlines
both share a smile for the picture with the man of the hour
Shown from left to right is Mr. Derry Huff Senior director of operation and rated commercial airline pilot for AmeriJet and Mr. Robert Christensen creative director of AIRLINERS Magazine
Well known and respected Miami Aviation Lawyer Mr. Roland Moore, Esq. is seen here speaking to Ms. Connie Devine the Sectary for the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA)
The man of the hour Captain Vito La Forgia shares
a few words with Captain Barrington Irving
Mr. Mansour Rasnavad CEO of Florida West International Airlines
a 767 Cargo operator based at Miami International Airport
Shown from left to right is Benny Benitez Founder & CEO 94th ACG, Mr. Jon Bachelor of the Bachelor Foundation and Captain Barrington Irving the world recorded holder who in 2007 became the youngest person to fly solo around the world at the age of 23

Miami, Florida 27th January, 2011: On cool January, Miami winter night friends and colleagues of Captain Vito La Forgia all came out to wish Vito best wishes on the launch of his new venture known as VLF Consultants. Vito a seasoned and experienced industry veteran who is globally known and appreciated by so many within the aviation industry has ventured into another dynamic chapter in his long and illustrious aviation career.
Formerly the head of the Miami based aviation training center know as AeroServices who provided world class training to airline cockpit crews and who's benevolent attitude assisted many to obtain much needed commercial aircraft ratings by donating the training to many new industry airline pilots and helped many pave their paths for safer skies.
It was a night of celebration with friends and colleagues and to see the take off of Vito's new venture. We all at the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, wish Captain La Forgia clear skies and fair winds on his newly launched venture.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Coordinates The Arrival Of a Boeing 737-200 Being Donated to The George T. Baker Aviation School of Miami

Mr. Amos Rodriguez owner of Miami Tech Aviation a Miami based, FAA approved FAR-145 repair station speaks to Dr. Sean Gallagan, Principle of the George T. Baker Aviation School of Miami about the pending move of the 737-200 from the airport to the school
The first major meeting by and between the George T. Baker Aviation School and the Miami based MCM Construction Company who will be undertaking the move for the aircraft from the airport to the school with the support of Tampa, Florida based All Crane
The movers and shakers for the pending project to move the 737-200, N205AU to the George T. Baker Aviation School. The group is shown at the school library
The group arrives at the hangar facility of Miami Tech, Mr. Julio Gimenez of MCM Construction shown center in the white shirt speaks to Mr. Amos Rodriguez about the aircraft physical specifications being considered for hoisting the 737 by crane off the airport
Shown is the tail section of the 737-201, with U.S. Tail number N205AU and Boeing serial number 19421 sitting on the ramp of Miami Tech at Miami International Airport
Sporting his signature khaki ball cap is Benny of the 9th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) who has coordinated the donation of the 737-200 from their client Freeman Leasing. Benny and the (94th ACG) are outspoken and avid supporters of the George T. Baker Aviation School of Miami and a friend in helping the students at the School

Miami, Florida 19th January, 2011: As a Community project established by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) that copied what American Airlines did in 2010 in donating their MD-82 aircraft (N234AA) Benny spawned an idea, simple, bring another Commercial aircraft to the school for the benefit of the students.
The idea was spawned when Benny observed the American Airlines MD-82 move back in 2010 and realized "we could do that". The aircraft a Boeing 737-201-s/n 19421, powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A's, with U.S. Tail number N205AU was based in Alexandria, Louisiana. The aircraft was built in 1969 and first flew with its original delivery customer Frontier Airlines and then she served with US Air before it was retired and obtained by 94th ACG client, Freeman Leasing.
It was an entire Miami Aviation Community effort in bringing the aircraft from Alexandria, Louisiana (KAEX). Miami Ferry Service, World Fuel, Florida West Airlines, Miami Tech, AAR and Miami-Dade Aviation and many more who all rallied around Benny's idea for the benefit of the Students at the George T. Baker Aviation School.
Miami Ferry Services donated the crew who flew the aircraft from (KAEX) t0 (KMIA) and special thanks goes to Florida West Airlines CEO, Mr Mansour Rasnavad who's relationship with World Fuel assisted by donating fuel for the ferry flight.
The aircraft arrived into Miami from (KAEX) on Tuesday December 28th 2010 and was received by Miami Tech. The 2nd phase to get her over the fence has commenced with the help of MCM Construction company who is assisting to move the aircraft off the airport by crane and to deliver it to the School.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Observes NY / NJ Port Authority Post Snow Storm Airport Operations at La Guardia Airport

A SouthWest Airlines de-icing truck at La Guardia airport which has been encapsulated and trapped wthin snow as a result of the heavy snow storm that slammed the New York City Tri-State area
A JetBlue A320 aircraft hopefully bound for a warmer destination sits on a some what clean snow bound ramp
The New York / New Jersey Port Authority called in the heavy equipment to deal with the large amount of snow fall that fell on the ramp, taxing ways and runways at La Guardia Airport
As seen some gates at La Guardia Airport were not in use as the amount of snow had to be moved from other gates to allow the creation of a collection area before being hauled off by dump trucks. Seen behind the terminal is the old air traffic control tower, which will soon be fully shut down, as the new tower has been erected and is in full operational status

La Guardia Airport, New York, 2010: A day after the first major snow fall of the year that hit New England, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was at La Guardia Airport in New York to observe the mess that was caused by a snow fall that brought blizzard like condition to the Tri-State area and dumped well over 22 inches of snow. The high blizzard winds condition created snow drifts at the airport that were measured at well over six feet in height!
As a guest of Mr. Frank Socilano area airport operation duty manager for the NY / NJ Port Authority, the (94th ACG) was given a first hand account to view as to how New Yorkers deal with large amount of snow fall at the area airports and as to how fast an airport, as in this case with La Guardia could be cleaned and place back on operational status.
It should be noted that with two runways, La Guardia Airport does not have the luxury of multiple runways and clean up is essential toward full operational return to service of the field.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Fly To Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport To Attend Bayan's Air Service "Parade of Planes" Open House

Shown riding in the back of the Cessna C-208 Caravan is Benny with his famous signature khaki ball cap, which since 2003 he always wear to show his support for our Troops deployed in harms way and the connection that his group has with various Government contractor serving companies
The Piaggio P-180 Avanti corporate aircraft. The P-180 is the industry fastest turbo-prop driven aircraft
The event at Banyan not only had aircraft to view, but some wonderful automobile such as the Porsche "Panamera" which has an MSP sale price of US$78,000.00
Shown is a wonderful Cirrus general aviation aircraft within one of Banyan newly built hangar

The Diamond DA-42 "twin star" was fully open for display to the public who attend the Banyan event
A view of Miami as our Cessna C-208 Caravan aircraft transit its way "North" to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE)
Shown is Pilot in Command Mr. C. Waltson at the control of the Cessna C-208 Caravan

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4th November, 2010: With the operational year mostly behind them which saw the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) deployed to various places through out the year which included well over 55 days of operating within the high desert of Victorville, California. The 4th quarter of 2010 has allowed the (94th ACG) to enjoy a bit of time by attending the Banyan Air Service Parade of Planes event.
Having a long standing personal and professional relationship with Banyan Air Service, the (94th ACG) enjoyed the day with their friends and colleagues at Banyan. The trip to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport also allowed the (94th ACG) to view the newly built hangars at the Banyan facility, as well as their professional pilot shop.
The visitation allowed the (94th ACG) to liaise with Banyan Air Service Sr. Vice President of Maintenance Mr. Paul Rose so as to be updated on the new capabilities that Banyan currently has and continuously brings to the industry and for the benefit of the clients of the (94th ACG).

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Hosts Israeli Fighter Pilots As Their VIP Guest at The 2010 Homestead Air Reserve Base Airshow

The Grumman OV-1 "Mohawk" battlefield intelligence gathering aircraft. Unknown to many three such aircraft were sold by the United States to Israel in the 1970's
Shown are two great friends of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group "Avi" former Executive Director of the Miami Holocaust Memorial and Dr. Renee V. Stewart, Phd a great friend and supporter of the Air Force Association
A long time workhorse of the Israeli Air Force the venerable McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. Its should be noted that the F-4 Phantom and the A-4 Skyhawk were the first combat planes officially sold to the Israel by the United States
Shown with Benny, 5th from the left are members of Israeli pilot delegation which attended the event and who where special guest of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and the Air Force Association
Shown speaking with Lt.Col. Rodrigo "Rod" Huete AFA-317th Chapter Vice President is "Udi" a former Israeli Air Force Fighter / Bomber Pilot. "Rod" and "Udi" being former military jet pilots enjoyed sharing their tactical military flying experience
Taking care of his VIP guest Benny had nothing better for his friends then front row, center line seats. Benny's guest were amazed by the event and his gracious hospitality

Homestead, Florida 6th November, 2010: The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) and the Air Force Association, the 317th Chapter of Miami / Homestead had the pleasure of inviting a group of aviation colleagues of which four out of the six being former Israeli military flyers enjoyed the air show beyond belief.
Its hard to believe, but for a few who attended the air show and who in their own careers as military pilots had actually seen military action in the defense of Israeli never had the chance to take in and enjoy an actual air show. All of them were delighted and appreciated the effort that the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and the Air Force Association rendered onto them to make them feel welcome and make event both memorable and enjoyable.
One of Benny's guest who once piloted the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was delighted to have seen the aircraft perform at the show. Unknown to many three Grumman OV-1 Mohawk's (shown above) were sold to Israel during the 1970's.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Supports The 2010 Honmestead Air Reserve Base Airshow and The Air Force Association

Former 317th Chapter President Col. Stan Bodner USAF (Ret.) and Chapter Vice President Lt.Col. Rodrigo "Rod" Huete USAF (Ret.) enjoying the airshow table side
The massive Lockheed C-5 Galaxy amazed the air show audience with its shear size. The public enjoyed walking through its cavernous cargo area of the aircraft
317th Chapter President Benny Benitez is shown with Chapter supporter Mr. Michael Bischoff of Bischoff Aerospace, LLC an industry known, Miami based and established Jet Engine Part-Out Facility
Shown basking in the late afternoon South Florida sun light at the end of the air show is a USAF UH-1 Huey
A brilliant view of Blue Angel No. 6 on the flight line at Homestead Air Reserve Base
The "Makos" new tail paint scheme which was shown
to the public at the air show

Homestead, Florida 6th & 7th November, 2010: In 2009 after a sixteen year absent from the South Florida region, the leadership at Homestead Air Reserve Base organized the successful return of a military type airshow. 2011 delivered to the public a bigger and better air event and showed as to how the leadership at the base and its many community sponsors coordinated and cooperated in making this year air event the best yet.
The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was a key supporter to the event, especially for the AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (AFA).
Through their well established industry contacts with such organizations such as AAR and Sargent Avborne & Defense, the (94th ACG) brought top, world known aerospace companies to assist in raising well over US$6,000.00 for the Miami-Homestead AFA-317th Chapter, which allowed the Chapter to establish a V.I.P tent to included meals and refreshments for all V.I.P's who attended the air event.
Unfortunately, do to a scheduled Washington D.C. General Accounting Office (GAO) audit, the base will not be able to provide an air show in 2011, but rest assure that 2012 will see its return bigger and better and the (94th ACG) will be there to play a supporting role toward the AFA-317th Chapter and the leadership at Homestead Air Reserve Base.