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.

Friday, April 26, 2013

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group 2nd Qtr 2013 Continued Follow Up On The Progress of the George T. Baker Aviation School / USCG HU-16 Albatross Project

An impressive result in the effort that the students at George T. Baker Aviation School under the leadership of School Instructor, Mr. Allan Munoz have applied toward the HU-16 nose section restoration

The HU-16 nose section with its freshly applied coat of overall white

A sample of the exterior coat of white paint applied onto the HU-16 nose section by the students at 
George T. Baker School

George T. Baker Instructor, Mr. Allan Munoz and Benny Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) stand alongside the HU-16,which has seen great progress made toward its restoration by the project volunteer students 

Miami, Florida 26th April 2013: In our continued effort to monitor and record the outstanding progress in which the students at the George T. Baker Aviation School under the leadership of school Instructor Mr. Allan Munoz have made toward the cosmetic, external restoration of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross nose section, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) conducted a follow up visit since 8th April, 2013 and we are proud to report on the continued progress as seen in the above photographs.
We shall continue to monitor and report on this worth wild project at George T. Baker Aviation School.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Assisting The Miami Dade Police Special Response Team (SRT) On Technical Aircraft Issues to Assist Law Enforcement Aircraft Assault Operations

NOTE: For Security Reasons The Face Of The Miami Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) Personnel Within This Blog Has Been Blocked Out

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder & CEO, Benny F. Benitez along with George T. Baker, FAA A & P Maintenance Instructor, Mr. Allan Munoz in the dark blue shirt explains the concept of an aircraft outflow valve to Miami Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) Training Officer, Lieutenant "H" with School Principle, Dr. Sean Gallagan observing.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder as accompany by colleagues listens to the needs and tactical concerns of  preparing an assault onto a commercial aircraft by the Miami Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) Training Officer

Lieutenant "H" explains to Benny about the specialized ammunition that is  used within the confine of an aircraft passenger cabin for the sense of tactical training and simulation. 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Flight Operation Department member Captain Codi Diamond FAA CFI, CFII, MEI Flight Instructor listens and observers the presentation 

Shown is a sample of the "FX Simution" 9mm bullets that are used in tactical training which have paint filled tips and could ONLY be fired from specialized firearms such as the Glock-17T, hence "T" indicating "Training" and only available to Law Enforcement and Military

Two years after securing its donation and coordinated the execution of it delivery to the George T. Baker Aviation School by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) as assisted by the many local companies that assisted with their time, talent and treasures, the Boeing 737-200, N205AU continuous to serve proudly the Miami Dade Community concerning the students aviation training at the school and now its local law enforcement personnel

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Flight Operation member, Captain Codi Diamond explains to Lieutenant "H" certain aircraft conditions and systems that could enhance or stymie a successful aircraft tactical assault while the aircraft is on the ground and under its own power

In a pure hands approach as always the method employed by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) when providing technical training world wide, Captain Codi Diamond fully explains to Lieutenant "H" the Boeing 737-200 systems within the cockpit

George T. Baker Aviation School Principle, Dr. Sean Gallagan in the yellow shirts expresses certain points in which the School would able to support the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) project in their assistance and supporting the Miami Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT). 94th ACG member Mr. Robert  Palacios also a graduate of the FBI-Citizen Academy program as Benny listens as Dr. Gallagan speaks

Benny show off the protective head gear used for the tactical shooting training session utilizing the Glock-17T, 9mm, paint tipped rounds. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) in joint operation with the George T. Baker Aviation School is coordinate a live, tactical assault session by the (SRT) Team on the Boeing 737-200 at the School in the very near future

Miami, Florida 19th April 2013: One of the operational traits and forte in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has become known for world wide within their ten years of continuous global operation is the fluid like ability and operational adaptation toward the required mission, retainer or service provision to a client or clients.
Once again this proves to be a the key factor as the (94th ACG) is now providing technical aviation assistance in the sense of tactical application toward the Miami-Dade Police Department, Special Response Team (SRT), who in the event of critical hostage situation at Miami International Airport (MIA) would be tasked and responsible to secure the situation until such time that the Quantico, Virginia based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is dispatched to either take over the situation or jointly operate with Miami-Dade Police (SRT) and local FBI (HRT) personnel.
Being a graduate of both the FBI and Miami-Dade Police Citizens Academy programs and an advisory member to the FBI INFRAGRD program within South Florida concerning "Aviation" issues, (94th ACG) Founder and  CEO Benny F. Benitez has created a special project program that export aviation technical issues into the law enforcement tactical world concerning the issue of commercial aircraft tactical assault operations.
In initially approaching the Miami-Dade Police Special Response Team (SRT) in late 2012, the Department has now tapped the (94th ACG) for their specialized and proven method of technical training for the benefit of enhancing the methods and operational procedures of (SRT) concerning their overall knowledge of commercial aircraft's common to Miami International Airport.
Enlisting the assistance of local client airlines, the (94th ACG) shall coordinate a series of training sessions for the (SRT) Team to observe and experience certain factors of a commercial aircraft that could stymie a successful tactical assault onto and into an aircraft.
For the sense of sensitive topic matters, no specific issues shall be mentioned, but overall and general information will follow in future articles concerning this new project.
A special sense of appreciation goes out to our friends and colleagues at the George T. Baker Aviation School who shall play a vital role in the project with the utilization of their Boeing 737-200, N205AU that would serve an important training asset.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Visits the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Aviation Tactical / Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Group In Quantico, Virginia

A pair of fully ready Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Bell 412EP " Charcoal" and "Burgundy" with "low vis" tail markings at the FBI Quantico facility air operation area
The FBI "Critical Incident Response Group" (CIRG) challenge coin given as a sign of appreciation  
Shown is a typical "tactical rig" applied onto a Bell 407 so as to facilitate the external carrying of agents from the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). Its should be noted that such "tactical rigs" as seen and others that were shown and displayed to the (94th ACG) during their visitation all have approved FAA Supplement Type Certificate (STC's) applied toward the tactical modifications made on the the Bell 412EP's and Bell 407's
94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez within one of the training classrooms at the FBI Quantico, Virginia training center undergoing a series of presentations and briefings during the visitation

FBI Bell 412EP "Blue" seen in flight over a designated jungle area conducting operations. It should be noted that due to security restrictions actual photographs of any of the Bureau aircraft was not allowed so as to safeguard the tail number markings which were visibly observed. The photos of the "Helos" were taken from the internet as posted by the Bureau
The famous "Been There Done That" photos that all who visit the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder and CEO arrived at the training facility main check-in center prior to being processed so as to be granted access and approved FBI security clearance to the facility and all associated areas within the compound

Quantico, Virginia (Dates Classified) 2013: As a highly flexible and fluid "consultant group", the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) under the leadership and command of its Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez continuous to set milestones that are never seen or achieved by other comparable aviation consultants groups or consultants who operate within South Florida.
By invitation the (94th ACG) had a unique experience and exposure to see and experience the certain capabilities that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) commands and maintains within the realm of "Aviation" for the sense of surveillance and operations.
By the use of "aviation" the FBI collects intelligence by the means of employing and operating fixed and / or rotary aerial platforms so as to prevent or disrupt terrorist and criminal activities.  
The newly formed Surveillance and Aviation Section (SAS) provides ground and aviation support for all facets of intelligence, investigative and law enforcement activities. Often these operations depend on the use and support of civilian / commercial companies such as Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR-145) organization for logistical support concerning the repairs, overhaul and provisions of critical consumable and rotatable aviation parts. 
With its vast and established knowledge of the FAR-145 / Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) industry, the (94th ACG) stands ready to support such operations and since 2007 has supported other agencies in similar matters of advisement.
It should be noted that the (SAS) through the Field Flight Operation Unit (FFOU) oversees the Bureau's aircraft fleet and also provides modern jets and other type aircraft's that respond to crisis situations domestically and around the globe.
To support the FBI's aviation mission rigorous standards toward aircraft maintenance and quality control program along with mandatory pilot training are the corner stones of the air operations at the FBI.
The (94th ACG) is proud to serve and assist the Bureau so as to be tapped and / or call upon 24/7 for their forte and experience within aviation. As a U.S. Veteran owned and operated organization, the (94th ACG) continues to serve the United States of America in ways never imaged.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Reports On The Grumman HU-16 Albatross Nose Section Project, Follow Up With The George T. Baker Aviation School & U.S.C.G Air Station Miami

UPDATE Shown above is the amazing progress that the Students at George T. Baker under the supervision and leadership of School Instructor, Mr. Allan Munoz have made on the Grumman HU-16 Albatross nose section by stripping off the old blue and white Navy paint scheme in which the  nose section arrived with at the School in December of 2012 and various sheet metal, fuselage repairs
The research done by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group have found out that the U.S. Navy operated the Grumman Albatross and were designated as UF-1's. The U.S. Coast Guard operated them with the designation HU-16
The front cockpit window are in good shape and well protected during the restoration phase
Shown are the aircraft cockpit crew seats. The two large seats represents the pilot and co-pilot and the two small seats are from the navigators compartment and the cockpit observer seat. Wise Touch Interiors of Opa Locka Airport have stepped up to the plate to assist with the restoration of the aircraft seats

UPDATE Miami, Florida 8th April 2013: As reader to the Blogg may recall back on 14th January, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) organized the first meeting of the parties gathered by the (94th ACG) so as to launch the restoration project of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross nose section, which was saved by Captain Roberto Gomez from the scrapper torch at Opa Locka Airport (KOPF).
It is with great professional delight and pride to report that the student body at George T. Baker who have volunteered for this project under the leadership of School Instructor Mr. Allan Munoz have excelled in the accomplishment so far on the nose section.
When viewed on 8th April a close visual inspection indicated that all sheet metal damages to the nose section skin area were repaired and corrected accordingly. The old, faded U.S. Navy "Blue and White" paint scheme was totally and professionally removed and the fuselage skin ready for cleaning prior to applying primer.
Miami Sea Plane Base, under the leadership and representation of Captain Roberto Gomez has coordinated with the School so as to provide lunch to the volunteer students. It give the (94th ACG) great pride to see their idea for the benefit of the Students of George T. Baker come to life so as to give the opportunity to the students to part take in these projects for the development of their aerospace, maintenance and engineering careers.
Keep tune in as further reports on this project shall follow, as the School hopes to have the freshly paint nose section in U.S.C.G Aviation colors of the 1960's displayed at the upcoming May 2nd aviation event to be held at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami at Opa Locka Airport.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Is Called Upon To Travel to Lake Land, Florida To Undertake a Pre-Buy Inspection of An Ex-USAirways Boeing 737-300

Ex-US Airways Boeing 737-300, bearing U.S. Registration N532AU, serial number 24479 with a production year of 17th July 1989
Aircraft N532AU is titled under N532AU LLC., which is owned by Aviation Technical Advisers of Miami, Florida, under the ownership of Mr. Sam Albornoz and their partners
N532AU as she sit on the ramp at Lakeland Regional Airport (KLAK). The aircraft is currently under a Boeing storage program under the supervision of Florida Modification Specialist an FAA approved Repair Station # CRS3FMR327B
94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Founder & CEO Benny F. Benitez visually inspect the upper are of the aircraft fuselage for any detailed, visible signs of damages, deformation and / or previous repairs to be verified for proper compliance upon record inspection portion
I.A.W FAR 91.417, 121.380 and 121.380(a) of the survey
Shown plane side from left to right is the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group paying benefactor concerning this specific assignment, Mr, Guillermo Bischoff of Bischoff Aerospace, LLC of Miami, Florida and Benny F. Benitez, lead / primary survey inspector 

Lake Land, Florida 12th March 2013: With the commencement of 2013, the 1st quarter of the year saw the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) deploy locally to LakeLand, Florida so as to undertake their first aircraft pre-buy inspection survey of 2013 for the benefit of their client, Bischoff Aerospace, LLC of Miami, Florida. The subject aircraft was a 1989, former U.S Airways, Boeing 737-300, N532AU, serial number 24479. The aircraft was complete, less two engines and currently under the Boeing short term storage program as administered by Florida Modification Specialists and FAA Repair Station # CRS3FMR327B. According to www.faa.gov a check of the registration / tail number indicated that the subject aircraft is owned by N532AU, LLC. an organization appeared to be own in partnership by Sam Albornoz of Aviation Technical Advisers of Miami, Florida.
The aircraft underwent a detail, daylight, visual inspection of the exterior, interior (cockpit & cabin) as well as the landing gears, landing gear compartments, APU unit, baggage compartments and the forward Electronic and Electrical (E and E) compartment. The aircraft appeared to be in fairly good condition and under an administered storage program. 
Soon after the physical inspection was completed a review of the aircraft records in accordance with but not limited to Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.417, 121.380 and 121.380(a) as the primary guidance FAR's that were administered by the (94th ACG) to which no faults were found that would have prevented the purchase of the aircraft by their client.
It should be noted that the (94th ACG) strictly adheres to the application of the FAR's when undertaking such assignments and consider themselves as C.A.R.E (Citizen's Aviation Regulatory Enforcers) in their support toward safety and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Under Goes Continuous Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) General Familiarization (GenFam) Awareness Training In Miami

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder & CEO 
Benny F. Benitez undergoing specific General Familiarization (Gen Fam) training with Miami FBI concerning Criminal Scene Investigation (CSI). Such techniques are employed by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group when handling post aviation crash / incident assignments for the benefit of their clients
FBI Agent "Hotel" demonstrates the proper collection of DNA sample 
Class member "Mr. P" with FBI Agent " Golf" discuss the procedures to secure an effective area for the collection of evidence material for the sake multiprocessing a crime scene

Miramar, Florida February 6 - 8 2013: Being the ONLY South Florida Aviation Consultant Group or for that matter possibly the whole State of Florida, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) support the mission of the United State Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) within the South Florida Community.
The (94th ACG) has been supporting and acting as ambassadors of the Miami-FBI within the Community since 2010 and are very proud to continue to serve their Nation in local, overt and domestic capacity. The (94th ACG) support via the INFRGARD program assist the Bureau with their forte concerning "anything aviation" within the Miami Office jurisdiction which covers as far North as Stuart Florida to Key West and Puerto Rico. 
The month of February saw the (94th ACG) receiving general-familiarization / awareness training concerning the science of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). 
Its should be noted that the course was an overview / awareness as to how the Bureau process a crime scene. The overview benefited the (94th ACG) as one of their forte concerns aviation post crash investigations, which in the past has assisted Underwriters with various aviation loses worldwide. The (94th ACG) believe in continuous world class training for enhancing their professional and operational abilities for the benefits of their clients.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Applies Their C-130 Forte & Experience Toward Their Clients International Air Response and The Bank of Arizona

Shown above is one of International Air Response (IAR) four bladed Lockheed C-130A fleet aircraft, bearing U.S. Registration tail number N121TG, as shown on the ramp at Mesa, Arizona

Shown within this "UNCLASSIFIED" photo is an internal buoy / cylinder launch system. It should be noted that International Air Response (IAR) has served as test / prototype platform for many C-130 projects. One such project is the United States Marine Corp. (USMC) "Harvest Hawk" program
Shown above is a rendering indicating the added upgrades toward "Harvest Hawk" modified Lockheed C-130's. The "Harvest Hawk Program" allows USMC C-130's as flown by their VRMG Squadrons to carry and actively deploy the AMG-65 Hell Fire missiles mounted on pylons as shown. 

Seen here is yet another well know C-130A to the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, N130SA which the 94th ACG successfully assisted in the transfer (purchase) from one client to another. 94th ACG undertook the technical / Financial appraisal of the aircraft in support of International Air Response (IAR) and their Bank of Arizona. Eventually, N130SA shall be re-painted in (IAR) colors
Shown here is 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder & CEO Benny F. Benitez with N310SA in Alexandria, Louisiana in 2009. The 94th ACG established knowledge of C-130's allows them to seamlessly transverse from the technical / operation world to the financial realm concerning these highly specialized aircraft's

Miami, Florida / Mesa, Arizona  21st - 25th January, 2013: Since being stood up back in 2003 sooner after the commencement of the War in Iraq, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) under the leadership of its Founder & CEO, Benny F. Benitez has developed a niche ability concerning the Lockheed C-130 that for the past ten years has been tapped by various financial institutions, operator / owners and Allied Foreign Governments.
Having a solid background with Lockheed aircraft such as the P-3C Orion and the Hercules it has allows the group to freely transcend the operational / technical and financial realms concerning this highly specialized aircraft.
The market knowledge and exposure in which the (94th ACG) has within the small, but yet established community of FAA Part 91, private owner / operators of C-130's within the United States is solid and highly sort after. As the case with a former client aircraft N130SA which was being purchased by yet another new company client based in Mesa, Arizona know as International Air Response (IAR).
The (94th ACG) played a significant role in creating and providing a financial appraisal report that allow the Bank of Arizona to fully understand and appreciate the current market value of a fully operational, FAA Part 91, "N" registered C-130 A-model aircraft. The actions f the (94th ACG) proved instrumental with the related parties to have  facilitated their business transaction.
It should be noted that the current operational, FAA-Part 91, Lockheed C-130A's N130SA, N131EC, N307SA & N121TG have been serviced in various technical / operational and financial capacities by the (94th ACG) within the past ten years of their continuous global operations.