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.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Teams Up To Assist Their Friend Captian Barrington Irving On His Next Local & Global Aviation Project

Aviation World Record holder Captain Barrington Irving and Benny Benitez Founder of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group
From right to left Avi Mizrachi, Captain Barrington Irving and Benny Benitez within the Glenn Curtiss garage that now serves as one of Captain Irving aviation classrooms
Avi and Barrington, Avi will play an important role in assisting Barrington on his next global project
Captain Irving in front of the Curtiss Mansion hence aviation history from the past and with the present
Captain Barrington Irving leading the way on the tour of the spaces within the Curtiss Mansion
A historical photo as it shows the same garage where Glenn Curtiss created his design for the U.S. Navy first aircraft the A-1 Triad seaplane and many other of his noted contributions to aviation. Today this famous garage is used by Captain Barrington Irving as it serves as a classroom where local kids are introduce to aviation and aerospace

Miami Springs, Florida 25th June 2012: They say that friends are those who you believe in, those who you support and those who you stand by their side way before they have accomplished something great and notable and that is what we proudly feel in supporting our friend Captain Barrington Irving. 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder and CEO Benny Benitez first met Captain Irving at a Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) luncheon back in 2004 when then GMAA President Mrs. Susan Monti at the end of the luncheon gave then young Mr. Irving a few minutes to introduce himself and his idea / dream to the crowd in attendance to created his own aircraft and fly around the world.
Many were amazed and others couldn't believe that it would have been possible, as back then young Mr, Irving was trying to raise money for his endeavor. But it is with great pride and admiration that the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation  Group then having only one year of sustained operations in Miami, Florida saw the possibility and believed in Barrington and now eight years later we are still believing and lend of our time, talent and treasures to help our friend. Recently, the (94th ACG) as accompanied by dear and respected friend and associate Mr. Avi Mizrachi met with Captain Irving to establish a combined effort to assist Barrington on his next global aviation project in 2013, which for the time being, we shall refine from mentioning, but we will say that it is global in size and one variable shall include a visitation by Barrington to Israel. 
On a local and current level the (94th ACG) is assisting Barrington organization known as "Experience Aviation" with a project that will see his student built a kit form race car in which once assembled and tested, Barrington will race it against a modern day Military aircraft. 
Benny's creative vision is being tapped to present this event in grand fashion. Already there is talks about utilizing this year 2012 Homestead Air Show as the display venue to the public. The race car which is currently being assembled within the Coast Guard Air Station Miami hangar at Opa Locka Airport is expected to be completed by the November scheduled Airshow at Homestead Air Reserve Base. Once finished, Benny envision the car to to be transported directly from Opa Locka Airport to Homestead within one of the Coast Guard new CASA 235 Multi-mission, turbo prop aircraft known as the HU-144 "Ocean Sentry. Furthermore, Benny envisions an F/A-18E from Naval Air Station Key West so as to have the presence of U.S. Naval Aviation and to reflect on an idea that was created by Barrington in the same garage in which Glenn Curtiss himself created the U.S. Navy first aircraft, the Curtiss A-1 Triad and became known as the Father of U.S. Naval Aviation . 

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Visits and Tours The Historical Mansion Of Aviation Pioneer Glen Cutriss The Father Of U.S. Naval Aviation

The front view of the newly restored Glenn Curtiss Mansion located within the Miami Springs are of Miami close to the famed 36th Street along Miami International Airport
Looking from the second floor onto the large court yard area
Down in the court yard facing the upper three descending windows which were to the secret stairwell that Glenn Curtiss had designed into the house so as to escape from unwanted company who came to visit as it led to the court yard and across to his garage
Another vantage view point from within the court yard
An inside view of Glenn Curtiss garage where he spent a great deal of time designing and tinkering with his ideas and where the U.S. Navy first official aircraft the A-1 Triad seaplane design was formulated. Today the garage serves as a classroom for Captain Barrington Irving aviation students
One the four main garage doors now fully and wonderfully restored
An outside view of the garage where Glenn Curtiss invented the design for the U.S. Navy first and official aircraft the Curtiss A-1 Triad seaplane
Glenn Curtiss himself at the control of his A-1 Triad seaplane for the U.S. Navy 
The Curtiss A-1 Triad on water trails, note the center pontoon and outboard wing floats
2011 Marked the 100th Anniversary of U.S. Naval Aviation, note the Curtiss A-1 Triad within the logo with the soon to be F-35 Strike Fighter which will replace the F-18 in the near future and become the front line of U.S. Naval Aviation

Miami. Springs, Florida 25th June 2012: Tucked away within a small quite corner of Miami, Florida within the shadow of Miami International Airport, among the sprawling golf course of Miami Springs, just North of the famed 36th Street of which is known all too well to all of those in aviation, sits an aviation treasured site. We refer to the site and former home of aviation pioneer Mr. Glenn Curtiss. 
As the only existing structure directly connected to aviation pioneer and promoter, flying ace, prolific inventor, developer, "Father of U.S. Naval Aviation" and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Glenn Hammond Curtiss. The Curtiss Mansion at 500 Deer Run was not only home to Curtiss and his family from its construction in 1925 to his death in 1930, but also served as the setting for a prodigious body of work and numerous of accomplishments and activities that the aviation pioneer undertook while he resided at 500 Dear Run. 
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places (2001) and designated Miami Spring Historic Site in (1987), the Curtiss Mansion is an American aviation treasure that Miami has to offer to the world. In relationship to the Curtiss Mansion another notable and worth wild mention has to be given to another famed  aviation site here in Miami known as Watson Island. 
Watson Island is where Arthur Pappy Chalks commenced operation with Chalks Airways in 1917 and it ended in 2007, thus making Chalks Airways the oldest continuously operating airline in the United States, older than Pan American Airways which was founded in 1927 and ended operation in 1992. Luckily through their long standing personal and supportive, professional friendship with Captain Barrington Irving, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) was able to have toured the spaces of this amazing site concerning American aviation history. One historical issue that the site holds is the famed "Garage" where Glenn Curtiss spent a great deal of time inventing and creating many ideas. 
One such idea is said to have been the design for the Curtiss A-1 Triad Seaplane, the U.S. Navy first official aircraft, thus making Glenn Curtiss the  "Father of U.S. Naval Aviation". Oddly enough that same garage now amazing restored serves as modern day classroom for the students of Captain Irving aviation classes.and a place of education operation for Captain Irving. 
As former U.S. Navy Flyer, (94th ACG) Founder and CEO, Benny Benitez was amazed to have been in the place where U.S. Naval Aviation got its start back in 1911. It was truly and honor and special thanks to our dear friend Captain Barrington Irving for the opportunity to have experienced the Curtiss Mansion.  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

94th AeroClaims Aviation Consultant Group Surveys a Gulfstream II At Opa Locka Airport

Shown on the ramp at Opa Locka Airport (KTMB)
The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Spey Mk 511SR Engines
Equipped with wing mounted tip tanks for extended range

Opa Locka, Florida 14th June 2012: While operating at Opa Locka Airport (KOPF) for the benefit of a client, elements of the 94th AeroClaims Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) came across, observed and documented the presence of a certain variant of a Gulfstream G-11 aircraft with installed wing tip tanks.
According to the FAA, the subject aircraft, bearing U.S. Registration N985BB is registered and belongs to Aviation Technical Management of Davie, Florida.
With a manufactured year of 1979, the official model of the aircraft is known as a G-1159. The aircraft is powered by the Rolls Royce engine models known as the Spey Mk 511SR's. The aircraft appeared to be in proper airworthiness condition. According to flight tracker the aircraft last known flight appeared to have been from Asheville, North Carolina (KAVL) to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) on Tuesday March 30th 2010.