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, February 14, 2012

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Exercises "Flex-Weather Ops" When Tending To Very Discrete Clients

Gulfstream G-1V on the ramp in the sun
Mr. C.L. Cochran Aircraft / Air Ops Logistics guru
any part, anytime, anywhere world wide
A Special King Air BE-100 on the ramp in the sunshine
Mr. TJ Humes group Pilot (Fixed Wing & Rotary) aircraft
in cold Middle America
Team Leader Benny The Jett experiencing
cooler weather than normal during this time of the year
Citation II on the ramp in Middle America awaiting further
flight activities by the 94th ACG preferably to head to warmer weather

Somewhere in Middle America & Southern State 13th & 14th February 2012: On a short, no notice requirement by a very discrete and highly specialized client of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) elements of the (94th ACG) found themselves conducting "Flex-Weather" Ops in as having to head to and operate within two very different climate zones within the U.S. From bone chilling 22 degrees within Middle America with expected heavy snowfall to sunny 76 degrees in the Southern part of our Nation. The requirements was to conduct required operational audits on various assets and to mitigate the pending return of one certain aerial platform to it financial institution of ownership.
With the normal UNLIKE ANYTHING READY FOR EVERYTHING mind set members of the (94th ACG) accomplished five flights, totaling fifteen (15) flight hours within three days to meet all pending requirements in a timely and professional manner.
Upon completion of said requirements, members of the (94th ACG) Feb 12-14 / 2012 GO Team disbanded and return to their respective Cities by means of commercial air travel thus concluding their "Flex-Weather" Ops.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Salute To Chicago's LCDR Edward "Butch" O' Hare USN An American World War II Hero

USN Lieutenant Commander Edward "Butch" O'Hare from Chicago
U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron VF-3 "Felix The Cat"
"Butch" Grumman F3F "Wild Cat" U.S. Navy World War II Fighter
The F3F Wildcat tail hook in the lowered position and tail wheel
Navy Congressional Medal of Honor
The Grumman F3F Wildcat as she sits in her glory at
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal E on display, the plane flown by
Butch O'Hare the name sake of the airport

Chicago, Illinois O'Hare Airport (ORD) 12th February 2012: While in transit to their next requirement the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) while in transit through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport came across a very special site paying tribute to an American hero and warrior, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Edward "Butch" O'Hare the name sake of Chicago O' Hare International Airport.
Lieutant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare (March 13, 1914 to November 26, 1943) was an Irish-American naval aviator, who on February 20, 1942 became the U.S. Navy first flying ace and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II.
Butch O'Hare's final action took place on the night of November 26, 1943, while he was leading the U.S. Navy first-ever nighttime fighter attack launched from an aircraft carrier. During this encounter with a group of Japanese torpedo bombers, O'Hare's F6F "Hellcat" a later primer Navy fighter was shot down his aircraft was never found.
A few years later, O'Hare was honored when Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, suggested a name change of Chicago Orchard Depot Airport as a tribute to Butch O'Hare. On September 19, 1949, the Chicago, Illinois airport was renamed O'Hare International Airport.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Attend As Invited Guest In Observing The Launching Of The New Boeing QF-16 Program For Department of Defense

Ceremonies being held at the Boeing facility in Jacksonville, Floirda to
formally launch the QF-16 drone program
The F-16 Falcon will now commence to see a role
as target drones for live fire exercises
A detailed close up of an F-16 being inspected and fitted with autonomous flight control systems, which will make it a "QF" F-16, hence the "Q" designates a DRONE aircraft
A lower view of an F-16 being modified for the "QF" program. Note the electrical generator mounted above the landing gears

Jacksonville, Florida 11th February 2011: As a dedicated supporter of our Nation Military and certain programs, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) attended a ceremony held in Jacksonville, Florida concerning the new target drone program for the Department of Defense. With operational stock of QF-4s and very few QF-106's, Vietnam era fighter aircraft's operationally available, the Department of Defense has awarded Boeing a contract to modify older block series F-16's into the venerable role of becoming live aerial drone targets, hence QF-16's.
This program will allow for the utilization of live aerial targets to be used by USAF, USN and USMC fighter pilots to hone their aerial skill, by experiencing the shoot down of hostile enemy aircraft in the air to air mode or as know Air Combat Maneuvers (ACM).
This program will also serve valuable training to ground base anti aircraft missile platforms, as found on board U.S. Navy ships as well. Noted in the first top photograph is an F-16 with its tail code of "AC", which represents a former F-16 from the New Jersey Air National Guard, which as based and operated out of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The QF-16 production contract will convert up to 126 retired F16's into QF-16 full-scale aerial targets-manned and unmanned, so as to test newly developed weapons and tactics.
BAE Systems is a major subcontractor to Boeing on the QF-16 program, jointly developing key software and providing the design and development of the Automatic Flight Control Computer systems.
The (94th ACG) was proud to have been in attendance at this event and wish fair winds and clear skies to the entire program.

Friday, February 10, 2012

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Operating At The Former U.S. Naval Air Station Cecil Field (KVQQ)

Fighter Squadron / Attack VFA-81 official squadron logo
VFA-81 F-18C with U.S. Navy Buno number 162462
A commemorative plague paying homage to those who served at N.A.S Cecil Field
VFA-81 aircraft 401 sits quietly as the sun goes down over the former U.S. Naval Air Station

Jacksonville, Florida / Cecil Field 8th February 2012: As a former Lockheed, P-3 Orion Naval Air Crewman and having been award the converted wings of gold many years back in his aviation career, as well as having experienced the life style of going out to sea on board an aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Independence CV-62 with Fighter Squadron VF-32 (F-14 Tomcats), Benny Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) is a strong advocate and supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation.
So operating out of the former U.S. Naval Air Station Cecil Field (KVQQ) with the ex-Martin Air Boeing 767-31A / ER, PH-MCL at Flight Star was not only a pleasure, but brought back many fond memories of landing at (KVQQ) with his VP-64 "The Condors" P-3 crew in the late 90's.
The F-18 shown above represents a plane in honor of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Scott Speicher, call sign "Spike".
On its first cruise in the F/A-18, VFA-81 participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. On January 17, 1991. LCDR Scott Speicher's F/A-18 was shoot down on the first night of the Persian Gulf War while flying a mission west of Baghdad. It is disputed whether he was shot down by a Surface to Air Missile (SAM) or by an Iraqi Air Force Mig-25.
Regardless, Benny stopped by and said a quite prayer for the soul of a "shipmate" and fellow Navy Flyer.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Conducts Survey of ex-Martin Air 767-31A-ER PH-MCL In Jacksonville, Florida Cecil Field

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder & CEO Benny Benitez looks at the number two / left hand engine of PH-MCL, with a former Sun Express 737 in the background at Flight Star ramp. As the founder and leader of the (94th ACG) Benny is a hands on type leader who from time to time enjoys trading in the dark business suit, tie and Oxford shoes for being with his guys on projects and leading by example
What Benny considers "His Office" being out there among the planes and people and enjoying the building of professional and personal relationships from project to project accomplished
The left hand under wing surface showing the aircraft Dutch registration PH-MCL
A long time and trusted Associate of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) and veteran of such projects as 2008 Shanghai, China, China Eastern Airlines MD-90 pre buy inspection project, 2007 Holland / Fokker Bergen Ops Zoom Fokker F-100's inspection and 2001 Lloyd's of London U.K. project is Chris Cochran technical surveyor / photographer
The cockpit of the Boeing 767-31A / ER during our inspection
with electrical power on the aircraft
Ex-Martin Air 767-31A / ER as she sits on the ramp at Flight Star. Note the U.S. Navy P-3C above, as the proximity of Cecil Field a former U.S. Naval Air Station to Naval Air Station Jacksonville the home of U.S. Navy P-3's see allot of P-3 "touch and go" activity

Jacksonville, Florida / Cecil Field 7th to 9th February 2012: With the commencement of the new year, 2012 has seen the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) start out with a busy, local (Miami) operational schedule. Since 5th January the (94th ACG) has accomplished a full blown technical valuation for a major, local, Miami based FAR-145 for financial reason toward their banking institution and the completion and delivery of a major study for a special client.
As with the ending of their 2011 operational year with the year last deployment "on the road" to Flight Star, the (94th ACG) first deployment for 2012 found them back at Flight Star in Jacksonville, Florida. This time, once again dealing with the yet another ex-Martin Air, Boeing 767-31a / ER, having Dutch registration PH-MCL.
The visitation to Flight Star had the (94th ACG) conducting a general records audit in accordance to their client requirements and direction, as well as conducting an overall, detailed, day light, visual inspection of the aircraft with applied ground power for basic systems checks.
This also included verification of specifics part numbers and components, again as specified by the client. Its appears that PH-MCL may be a candidate aircraft for purchase and for possible flight continuation with a new client. Aircraft PH-MCL is adorned with Martin Air 50th anniversary colors.

Friday, February 3, 2012

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Conducts Their Last Operational Deployment for 2011 to Jacksonville, Florida KVQQ Cecil Field

Shown is Benny Benitez on board PH-MCI a former Martin Air Passenger 767-300 which happens to be the highest time 767-31A/ER to have ever flown with over 104,000 flight hours
The removed nose landing gear off PH-MCI which was being swapped with aircraft PH-MCM
The newly swapped right hand main landing gear off
767-31A/ER PH-MCM as installed onto aircraft PH-MCI
767-31A/ER PH-MCI being supported for the re-installation of
the right hand main landing gear
PH-MCI right hand main landing being cleared off the deck
by 11 inches in accordance to Boeing for conducting a gear swing
Shown within the large hangar at Flight-Star is the former Martin Air
767-200 PH-MCI sitting on aircraft jacks

Jacksonville, Florida / Cecil Field 28th Nov-5th Dec 2011: Soon after enjoying the Turkey dinners of Thanksgiving, a few members of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) got the call for the last 2011 assignment to Jacksonville, Florida.
The assignment was to oversee from a quality and accountability point of view the gear swap by and between two former Martian Air 767-31A/ER s/n 2531 for an established long time client, based on the west coast of the United States. The location of the assignment was at Flight Star an FAA-145 certified heavy maintenance facility located at the former U.S. Naval Air Station known as Cecil Field which its field identifier is (KVQQ).
The process of the gear swap by and between the two 767's went smoothly and the (94th ACG) were able to have observed and experienced the professionalism and quality product that Flight Star displayed during the entire process which took five days from start to finish.
The two former Martin Air 767-300's were the last of the passenger aircraft's which the airline operated, as Martin Air is now solely a dedicated MD-11 cargo operator. While at Flight Star the (94th ACG) was able to see the full technical and service capability of Flight Star, which reflected on the quality of work done at Flight Star.
It appears that (94th ACG) shall re-deploy back to Flight Star in the early part of 2012 for continued support of their client interest concerning the remaining Boeing 767-31A/ER.
It should be noted that once aircraft PH-MCI had its gears installed, which came off PH-MCM, she ferry flew out to the Southwest part of the United States were its appears that she may either be stored and / or parted out. On a note of commercial aviation history, aircraft PH-MCI had the honor of flying the very last passenger flight for Martin Air before being retired from their fleet.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Joins Forces With Aviation Training & Software Development Company Of Miami, Florida Known as Mach-One

The long term preservation of N205AU will benefit from the maintenance tracking software which Mach-One will develop specifically for the aircraft based on the Boeing 737 Maintenance Planning Document (MPD) and which will be managed by the School aircraft department
Shown is Mr. Jimmy Perez of Mach-One showing the various samples of the program display pages on the screen. Jimmy's experience, talent and overall knowledge of creating "user friendly"software, specifically geared for the aviation market is a solid and established
From left to right standing next to George T. Baker Instructor Alan Munoz is Alex Munoz (no relationship) of Mach-One explaining the various functions that their specifically developed software will bring to the School aircraft department to track and schedule preventative maintenance on the Boeing 737 for its long tern preservation
Jimmy and Alex presented the School aircraft department with a tool that would help them track "preventative maintenance" toward the Boeing 737, track student OJT training and even record hours applied by schools instructors. It should be noted that the effort being done by Mach-One was encouraged by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group as Mach-One contribution to the overall Community effort to assist the Students at George T. Baker Aviation School. It should be noted that this effort is highly important

Miami, Florida 27th December 2011: In an effort to bring continued assistance to the George t. Baker Aviation School in the ongoing support for the Boeing 737-201, The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group has enlisted the professional assistance and talent of Mach-One a Miami based aviation training and software developing company under the leadership of Mr. Alexander Munoz and Mr. Jimmy Perez.
Mach-One highly specialized ability, experience and solid reputation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been instrumental toward the development of a few of (94th ACG) clients who have benefited from Mach-One of which one a long time client of the (94th ACG) is on track to obtaining their Federal Aviation Administration / Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) -145 rating for a certified repair shop as a result of Mach-One tutelage.
Jointly operating with Mach-One and having observed their professionalism, attention to detail and their wiliness to follow the example of the (94th ACG) to give to the Community, Mach-One agreed to stepped up to the plate by custom creating a maintenance tracking software to assist the School to track and plan the preventative maintenance schedule on the 737 based on a calendar variable.
Despite the effort done by the (94th ACG) to have secured and coordinated the donation of the 737 back in 2010 / 2011 and the gallant effort of all other who's dedication resulted in placing the the aircraft at the school, Mach-One contribution will be just as important if not greater to maintain the aircraft for the years to come.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Kicks off Yet Another Community Project to Bring Basic Aviation Training To The Youth Of Haiti

Shown at the conference which was held at the School audio / visual room (i.e. Library) are George T. Baker personnel Donna DePriest, and Dr. Sean Gallagan, School Principle, as accompanied by Dr. Wiener LeBlanc, Robert Christensen and Joey Bautista, School Principle at Miami-Dade, North Miami High School
Shown in front of the 737-201, N205AU are Benny Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group the organizer of the event, Joey Bautista, Madam, Marina Gourgue, Minster of Education for the Nation of Haiti and Dr. Wiener Le Blanc from the Haitian Resource Development Foundation (www.hrdf.org)
Madam Marina Gourgue and Benny Benitez pose for a photograph next to the 737 a tremendous efforts, as the already accomplished School project and now the effort to bring basic aviation training and basic understanding of English to the youth of Haiti
Dr. Wiener Le Blanc explains the condition of the current educational system in Haiti and the challenge that it will present to this project, as Dr. Gallagan and Robert Christensen listens
In an official photograph that take for the Haitian press with Dr. Leblanc, Dr. Gallagan, Madam Gourgue and Mr. Yves Vilfranche IT Director for the Haitian School system

Miami, Florida 9th December 2011: In an never ending effort to forge new paths, ideas and challenges, Benny F. Benitez, Founder & CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group set forth on a new community project on an International scale. The idea to bring basic aviation training and basic understanding of English to the youth of the Nation of Haiti.
Again, calling on the George T. Baker Aviation School, which presents a tremendous assets as well as having the support of Dr. Sean Gallagan, School Principle of the idea, so as to explore the possibilities, we organized and held our first International meeting to bring the talents, experience and assets of the Miami aviation industry to youth of a beleaguered Nation.
Special thanks and appreciation goes to Dr. Adly Castor a prominent Haitian-American Medical Doctor who was Benny's first point of contact through their affiliation with Miami-FBI Office for the idea and his views to the project for taking the proposed idea to Haitian Government.
Dr. Castor and Dr. Le Blanc efforts resulted with the delegation who attended, as shown above.
Dr. Adly Castor and Dr. Wiener Le Blanc head up and run the Haitian Development Resource Foundation (HDRF ) www.hdrf.org

Also present at the meeting by invitation and who are not shown in the above photographs were:
Mr. Brain Loomer VP & General Manager of AAR
Mr. Jimmy Perez of Mach-One Training Company
Mr. Robert Christensen of AIRLINERS Magazine
Mr. Angel Perez of the George T. Baker Aviation School

The official Haitian delegation that were in attendance were:
Mrs. Madam Marina Gourgue
Mr. Yves Vilfranche
Mrs. Patricia Allien

The success of projects such as the Boeing 737 and now the Haitian aviation project that are spawned by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, under the leadership of its Founder and CEO Benny Benitez are ONLY achieved and accomplished by a total TEAM effort of friends, colleagues and the overall support of the South Florida aviation industry.
The Haitian project if successful, will hopefully create contractor jobs for Teachers and Technical Instructors to be deployed to Haiti to work on set period of time. The efforts for 2012 will see the (94th ACG) and the group as a whole reaching out to the Clinton Foundation and others who have pledged to assist Haiti. Dr. Adly Castor has reached far across the Atlantic Ocean to France, as he is speaking to Renault, the French automobile manufacture for their assistance as well.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Continued Support Of The Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group & The Association Of Flight Attendants

Shown from left to right are Mr. Shannon Dewitt an active Flight Attendant with Spirit Airlines, Mrs. Candace Kolander speaking with surviving Eastern Flight 401 Flight Attendants Patty McQuigg and Beverly Raposa, as Ron Infantino a surviving passenger is seated in the foreground of the photograph
Shown with Candace Kolander are Mercy Ruiz, Patty McQuigg and Beverly Raposa three of the surviving Flight Attendances from Eastern Airlines Flight 401 speaking about current day safety factors that effect all industry Flight Attendances as Ron Infantino a surviving passenger listens into the conversation
Through the support and coordination of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group and in conjunction with the George T. Baker Aviation School, the Eastern Flight 401 Tribute Group provided the students with a presentation of their ordeal in surviving what was considered an unsurvivable crash of their Lockheed L-1011 into the Florida Everglades which occurred on 29th December 1972
Shown with Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is Mrs. Candace Kolander from the Association of Flight Attendance (AFA) in Washington D.C. who in appreciation was presented with a rendering of the Eastern Airlines
Lockheed L-1011, N301EA which crashed on that infamous night back on 29th December 1972. The image was digitally created by Ms. Catherine Smallwood a supporter and honorary member of 401

Miami, Florida 10th November 2011: Under the leadership of its Founder and CEO, Benny F. Benitez in a dual community effort, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) continued their ongoing support of the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 Tribute Group, the Student body at the George T. Baker Aviation School and as well hosted a visiting official from the Washington, D.C. based Association of Flight Attendants in a joint presentation concerning the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401.
The crash which occurred back on the night of 29th December 1972 forever changes the safety factors of Commercial air travel of which we still benefit from today.
The presentation of each of the survivors stories from Flight 401 gave the Student a real world experience of meeting for their first time people who survived what the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed an unsurvivable crash.
The technical portion of the presentation as presented by Benny Benitez, provided the audience with a detailed technical understanding of the Lockheed L-1011 aircraft of which none of the Students present that night have never seen and in which in its days was an aircraft that was technically ahead of its time.
The presentation gave the Students and all who were in attendance a complete understanding as to how and why Crew Resource Management (CRM) was established as a result of this crash.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Continues Their Support In Assisting Miami Based World Atlantic Airlines Fleet Growth

N803WA tail basking in the warm Miami, Florida sun light
with its new World Atlantic Airlines logo scheme
N803WA still in maintenance service at Miami Tech with its port side
World Atlantic Airlines logo being applied
N705MT re-registered as N803WA with its new, fresh World Atlantic Airlines paint scheme
N705MT having been fully scuffed for pending fuselage
paint job of an overall white paint scheme
N705MT tail section pre-painted for pending World Atlantic Airlines colors. Note number two engine covered during painting
N705MT s/n 49507 within Miami Tech hangar being scuffed up prior to being fully painted
N705MT which was formerly held Spanish registered as EC-HJB

Miami, Florida August to November 2011: In mid July the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was once again re-activated by World Atlantic Airlines (WAA) to undertake yet a second pre-buy inspection of another possible candidate MD-82 for fleet consideration.
The (94th ACG) dispatched one of their senior adviser, Mr, Steven Prather to San Antonio, Texas to the AeroSky maintenance facility were the aircraft was located, so as to link up with elements of Jetran International leasing so as to conduct a pre-buy physical and records audit of the candidate aircraft. At the time of the inspection the subject did not have engine installed.
The aircraft meet the minimal requirements in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 121.380 and 121.380(a) and was thus accepted by Miami Tech on behave of World Atlantic Airlines.
The aircraft was then fitted with two Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217A's and ferry flown from San Antonio (SAT) to Miami (MIA) and was inducted into maintenance consisting of its scheduled D-Check at Miami Tech. The check commenced on August 23rd and the (94th ACG) was actively operating and embedded within Miami Tech hangar in support of World Atlantic Airlines effectively on 29th August.
The (94th ACG) primary mission was to ensure Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) compliance for fleet / (FAA) conformity when the time came. The aircraft was inducted into service with a total of 44, 000 plus hours and 32,000 plus cycles (actual time is being considered confidential at this time).
The (94th ACG) time on station with the project spanned a time period from late August to mid November, at which such time the (94th ACG) stood down and past the primary duties to World Atlantic Airlines Records and Quality Assurance Department. During their operational time, the (94th ACG) had the personal and professional of knowing and operating with personnel from Jetran International leasing, Miami Tech and various other professionals.
Once finally activated N803WA as she is now officially know will be an important assets to World Atlantic Airlines as they grow their operational fleet.