Shown is the CGS-Hawk during it main fuselage assembly while situated on its assembly jig, which was fabricated by the students at George T. Baker Aviation School
Situated behind the pilot seat is the aircraft main fuel tank, which is rated to hold a fuel capacity of about two and half gallons of fuel
Shown is the basic cockpit layout of the CGS-Hawk with its basic cockpit indication. Note the center control column which has been recently installed and needs to be rigged to the aircraft flight controls
Still requiring the installation of its main, upper wings, its tail, horizontal stabilizer and its main landing gear struts, CGS-Hawk owner Mr. Joe Martinez CEO of Amratec is shown along side with project creator and founder Mr. Benny Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group
A side view of the CGS-Hawk properly cradled within its assembly jig. Clearly shown is the installed engine and propeller, which has been properly mounted and secured onto the fuselage
Shown from left to right is Dr. Sean Gallagan, Principle of the George T. Baker Aviation School, Commander Larry Harvey, USN (Ret.) head of the Center for Advance Aerospace Platforms & Application a Jacksonville, Florida based organization and Mr. Marvin Alvarez an aircraft radio control specialist and radio control pilot and a former U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat technician speak about the project
Mr. Marvin Alvarez brings to the project and to the team a wealth of aircraft radio control experience concerning the entire spectrum of radio control operation. Marvin is well known through out the South Floirda "RC" flying community and his expertise shall be an important factor to the heart of the project.
Shown is Colonel Rodrigo "Rod" Huete USAF (Ret.) Rod is a former F-16 and F-16 fighter pilot and an experienced U.S. Air Force Test Pilot with ample experience concerning flight testing projects at Edwards Air Force Base. Rod also has served and flown as test pilot with the FAA concerning new aircraft certification and is an authorized FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Test Pilot
Shown are the main wings of the CGS Hawk aircraft sitting and awaiting installation
A rear starboard quarter view of the aircraft showing the engine, propeller and fuel tank. One could obtain a good idea as to the overall size of the fuselage main area, as the rear fuselage of the aircraft is straight boom leading out to the vertical and horizontal stabilizer
Shown speaking with Commander Larry Harvey USN (Ret.) is Mr. Willy-G the project team leader in charge of special relationship with local, U.S. and oversea allied government agencies and contacts, as well as corporations who are rallying toward the project. Since the project inception and launching last year, Willy has been instrumental in securing and getting the project board media exposure within CNN-Latino, Mundo-FOX TV, Chanel NTN of Colombia. Willy's forte, experience and global contacts are a tremendous operational asset to the team and the project successful recognition
Shown is an up and close view of the cockpit pilot chair. Note the black, grip handle lever located on the left hand side of the chair. The lever is the control for the lowering and rising of the flaps.
Miami, Florida 7th February 2014: The South Florida U.A.V Group held their first 2014 meeting at the George T. Baker Aviation School which consisted of their second official group meeting since the group formulation back in September of 2013. The meeting was held so as to follow up on the assembly production of the CGS Hawk ultra-light aircraft and to liaise with the various instructors at the school who are leading the charge.
Issues such as time schedule toward full assembly, required hardware and cost for material of the CGS Hawk was reviewed. The CGS-Hawk is being called "Arcadia II" in honor of the Nation 1st true U.A.V flight which occurred over McCook field at Carlston field in Acradia, Florida back on 28th October 1919.
Present at this 2nd meeting of the South Florida U.A.V Group were two individuals recruited by the program / project founder Benny F. Benitez for their specialized forte and expertise.
First is a former U.S. Air Force and F.A.A test pilot, F.A.A Designated Engineering Representative (D.E.R.) Test Pilot, Lt. Colonel Rodrigo "Rod' Huete. Rod, who flew both F-16 and F-15 at Edwards A.F.B brings the professional element of flight testing to the program. Under Col. Huete USAF (Ret.), the "Arcadia II" U.A.V project will be managed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) order 4040.26, "Flight Risk Management Standards", which makes it Miami, Florida first ever local aviation project, being accomplished by high school students being guided under this F.A.A standard. In recruiting Rod onto the project establishes a tie to the Miami-Homestead Chapter AFA-317th of the AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (www.afa.org). We welcome Col. Huete onto the team and welcome his experience.
The 2nd individual, which has been tapped based on his experience with radio control aircraft's and radio control flying was recommended by Mr. Joe Martinez from Armatech is Mr. Marvin Alvarez. Marvin is a well know and respected professional within the South Florida radio control community and owns and operates the equivalent of an FAA aircraft repair station, but for radio control aircraft ranging from the 1/48 scale, dual channels to super large size, 1/4 scale, multi-channels aircraft's. As with Benny and Larry, Marvin is a U.S. Navy / Naval Aviation veteran, as he served with U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron VF-1 consisting of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. In the sense of Naval tradition, we say to Marvin, "welcome aboard shipmate". The South Florida U.A.V Group continues to growth with the professionals it recruits to make the "Arcadia II" U.A.V project a success toward the aviation students of our local community here within Miami, Florida.