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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Visit & Inspects, Clients, Newly Minted, Miami Based FAR-145 / CRS#-OGTR095C Global Turbine Services (GTS)

The "Wall of JT8D Tooling" visibly mounted and shown are some of the required and approved tooling required to address any technical issues on a Pratt Whitney JT8D engine. The "JT8D" section is but one section of the 25,000 square feet shop area

The full view of the JT8D section and all required tooling. A similar set up is arranged within the shop for the Pratt & Whitney JT3 and PT6, turbo prop engine as well

A typical JT8D engine sitting on its maintenance stands. The engine has been stripped of all of its Quick Engine Change (QEC) items and its in what is called a "stove pipe' configuration 

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez along side a JT8D engine being worked on for a complete overhaul and refurbishment for a commercial carrier client

Medley, Florida 5th June 2014: Found tucked away within an area of Miami, Florida known as Medley, you will find one of twelve (12), Miami based, FAA certified, commercial aircraft engine repair shops known as Global Turbine Services (GTS) www.gtsaviation.com.
The facility is owned and operated by aviation veteran and former Colombian, based West Caribbean Airline owner Mr. Jack Tannir. (GTS) is one of the newest minted FAA approved repair station which are found within the South Florida / Miami area. Currently, there are one hundred and two (102) FAA certified repair shops, as identified by the (94th ACG) constant monitoring of the local market.
Miami, Florida is the only city within the United States with the largest amount of FAA certified repair stations. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant (94th ACG) played a contributing and supporting role, as the (94th ACG) was instrumental in implementing the Pratt Whitney PT6A turbo-prop engine onto (GTS) FAA approved operational specification, thus making (GTS) authorized by the FAA to services the Pratt Whitney JT3, JT8 and PT6 engines. The primary consultant group which got (GTS) FAA certified within records time of about 4 1/2 month was none other Mach One Aviation Services of Miami, Florida.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Presents The First Ever, Inter-Agency, One Day, Aviation Law Enforcement Symposium In Support Of Miami-FBI INFRAGARD / South Florida Chapter

Shown is 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez having presented a certificate of appreciation from Miami-FBI INFRAGARD to Lt. Jorge Herrera of Miami-Dade Police Special Response Team (SRT) who spoke about the "Active Shooter" situation and shared his training experience

Speaking about the danger of shipping HAZMAT via commercial airlines is Mr. Marcelo Solis of Raiden Solutions. Marcelo is an industry experience cargo load master and certified HAZMAT specialist as well as a qualified Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and MD-11 cargo load master

Shown is Lt. Jermery C. Runo USCG speaking about the duties and responsibilities of the Coast Guard Air Station Miami within the Area of Responsibility (AOR) which extend into a vast area of the Caribbean from South Carolina to Honduras. 

Shown with Lt. Runco is LCDR Larry Harvey, USN (Ret.) who was the event afternoon speaker and who brought the topic of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). Commander Harvey heads up the Center for Advance Aerospace Platforms and Applications (www.caapafl.org)

Participating both as an attendee and speaker is Sgt Andrew Cohen of the Miami-Dade Police Aviation Department. Sgt Cohen is department veteran flying the EADS manufactured AS350-B3 helicopter

Sgt Cohen of Miami Dade Police Aviation is presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Miami-FBI INFRAGARD Chapter for his informative presentation on Miami-Dade Police Aviation helicopter operation in support of department ground troops

Benny Benitez and Sgt Cohen after his informative presentation.  

Shown with Benny Benitez is long time friend, colleague and the director of operation for Jomar Tactical, Mr. Joe Martinez check out (www.jomartactical.com)

Shown conversing while walking toward the USCG hangar for a view of the base aerial assets is the event first speaker Mr. Marcelo Solis taking to Mr. Rene Mantilla, Principle of the George T. Baker Aviation School of Miami, Florida 

Shown with LCDR Larry Harvey from the Center for Advance Aerospace Platforms and Applications is his colleague Maria Peterson

Miami, Florida / CGAS-Miami 22nd May 2014: (Dedicated to Marty I. Martory) The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) under the leadership of if Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez is the only South Florida, Miami based pro-law enforcement aviation consultant group. The (94th ACG) has long and established relationship with Local, County and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. This is attributed a specific goal that was written into the (94th ACG) mission statement upon its establishment in 2003 soon after the commencement of the War in Iraq.
One such professional relationship is with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Since 2010 the (94th ACG) has been supportive of the North Miami FBI Office and its mission and provides the Bureau with certain expertise within the realm of commercial aviation.
The (94th ACG) is member of the INFRAGARD organization (www.infragard.org) within the Bureau and its Founder and CEO serves on the South Florida / Miami Chapter (www.infragardmiami.com) Board of Director. In support of INFRAGARD and in a first time ever, the (94th ACG) organized, coordinated and executed a one day, Aviation Law Enforcement symposium, which was held at Coast Guard Air Station Miami. 
The day was filled with great subject matter speakers and all who attended were treated to an informative line up of speakers, a detailed tour of the Air Station facilities and its aircraft's, as well an enjoyable lunch at the base galley.
We wish to thank our friend and colleague, Captain Joe Kimball, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Miami who without his assistance and approval the event would not have been possible. A special thanks to our point of contact Lt. Jeremy C. Runo who's attention to detail and extreme wiliness to assist was instrumental toward a successful execution of a great presentation. To all of our USCG friends and colleague at CGAS-Miami "Bravo Zulu".
The (94th ACG) is already planning for next May 2015 event at Homestead Air Force Base and has its sights set on making this an annual event that would hopefully grow into a security and treat awareness industry conference in years to come.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Is Invited By The Office of Mexico Secretary of Defense To Inspect & Review Their Boeing 737-200 At The Air One Maintenance & Engineering Facility At Opa Locka Airport

Shown is the official logo of the Mexican
Secretary Minister of Defense  

A view of the interior cabin facing aft

The interior is configured in VIP seating and has a private
cabin area within the forward section of the cabin

The aircraft is shown on the ramp at Opa Locka, Miami AirOne maintenance facility 

The aircraft sports a fresh, gray paint scheme which was applied by AirOne on a previous maintenance visitation when the aircraft underwent a heavy maintenance service

This aircraft as well the Mexican Air Force fleet of Boeing 727, which consist of three aircraft's are maintained by AirOne

Miami, Florida / Opa Locka 5th May 2014: While visiting our friends and colleagues at AirOne an FAA approved repair facility, specializing in aircraft maintenance and heavy maintenance inspections (i.e. A-B-C & D Checks) located at Opa Locka Airport, we were able to take in and inspect this amazingly looking aircraft. (check out www.aironemaintenance.com)
The aircraft is the personal transportation for Mexico Secretary of Defense (Army), as Mexico appears to have to Secretary of Defense one for the Army and one for the Navy (Armada).
Our long time friend, respected colleague and owner of AirOne Mr.Vincent Quinn hosted our visitation and gave us a detailed maintenance account as to how this aircraft has and is being maintained by them.
This is a tribute to AirOne quality and dedication to detail that allows them to work and maintain an aircraft of such prominence for an Allied Government. The currently low-vis, gray paint scheme was applied at AirOne sometime ago as prior to that the aircraft was painted in white with green and red cheat line on the fuselage. It should also be noted that AirOne maintains the entire fleet of Boeing 727 within the Mexican Air Force. We here at the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group regard AirOne as one of the best "added value" aviation companies within South Florida.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Pre-Inspects USCG Air Station Miami Facilities For Their Upcoming 22nd May Production In Support of Miami-FBI INFRAGARD Aviation Law Enforcement Presentation Event

The colors flying high on a sunny and bright day at Coast Guard Air Station Miami

Shown along side an USCG HC-114 "Ocean Sentry" is FBI Special Agent "TG" and Benny F. Benitez a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida INFRAGARD Chapter (Aviation). Special Agent "TG" is the Miami-FBI liaison Officer for the South Florida INFRAGARD Chapter, which currently has well over 1,100 members within all professional disciplines

The facility in which the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group is to hold their 22nd May, one day aviation, law enforcement symposium the first ever such event to be held in South Florida in as to combine the audience of USCG, FBI, local law enforcement and other relative agencies of the region. The event was the brain child of Benny F. Benitez in support of INFRAGARD

The logo of Coast Guard Air Station Miami

The Air Station directory showing all of the facility which are located on board the Air Station

The welcome sign at the entrance of the Air Station

Shown speaking with FBI Special Agent "TG" within the presentation facility is Lt. Jermey Runco USCG / HH-65 pilot who is our Air Station liaison officer and official point of contact. Lt Runco has proved to be a tremendous help, as his tireless effort us ensuring that everything is running smooth as we are  leading toward the 22nd May event, which would be first of kind

A general view of the facility which will be utilized for the 22nd May event. The facility is capable of seating 220 people and its fully visually and audibility equipped for presentations 

Miami, Florida / CGAS Miami 1st May 2014: Today the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) under the leadership of its Founder and CEO, Benny F. Benitez and as accompany by Special Agent "TG" from the Miami-FBI headquarters, visited their friends at Coast Guard Air Station Miami to check on the fine details for the up and coming 22nd May, Miami INFRAGARD event.
The (94th-ACG) has created and is coordinating the logistical and planning details toward the first ever, one day, Aviation Law Enforcement symposium. In combining elements of the USCG, FBI, and Miami-Dade Police to name a few in support of the Miami FBI, local INFRAGARD Chapter for its members to enjoy and experience an informative day of presentations by special and selected speakers. (check out www.infragardmiami.com).
The (94th ACG) is the only South Florida aviation consultant group that is Federal, State and County pro-law enforcement, as they are constantly lending their time, talents and forte to many agencies concerning specific of "aviation" advisement.
It should be noted that the (94th ACG) Founder and CEO serves as a Board of Director (Aviation) for the Miami-INFRAGARD Chapter. Finally, all of the pre-planning efforts and coordination has been made possible in working with Lt. Jeremy C. Runco  who is our official point of contact at the Air Station and  who has been a tremendous and appreciated friend and colleague. A special thanks and warm appreciation to Coast Guard Air Station Commanding Officer and our friend Captain Joe Kimball who is supporting us with our endeavor and allowing us to utilize the facilities under his command, thank you Sir

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Inspects and Reviews a New Breed of Flight Simulators Manufactured in Miami Florida

Shown at the controls of a new breed of simple, but effective flight simulators is Mr. Roger Jarman of Miami based Atlantic Models who have created what appears to be a great aviation training tool. This unit has gotten the attention of such airlines as Southwest and UPS

Despite being a non-motion, static flight simulator movement is felt and experienced as a result of the wide field of view which produces a total sensation as if full motion was in play

Here one could appreciate the compact size of what the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group has coined the Portable Corner Flight Simulator Unit "PCFS". The unit has a small floor foot print and its fully portable and could be taken down, transported and re-assembly is done within an hour and half according to Mr. Roger Jarman who shall be placing this demo unit at the Pan Am Flight Training Academy here in Miami

Shown doing an extreme right hand bank is 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group CEO, Benny F. Benitez. Who was impressed with it performance and see this as a great trainer not only for prospective flight school, but for ground maintenance personal to safety practice ground taxi and engine run up free of any risk of damage to the equipment a blessing to aviation insurance Underwriters

A full, detailed and graphic view shown on the unit screen which is displayed by two high quality digital video projects installed atop of the unit overhead

Miami, Florida 9th April 2014: Only in Miami and only from South Florida largest aircraft manufacture Atlantic Models. The "largest aircraft manufacture in South Florida" is a moniker that Benny F. Benitez, Founder and CEO of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has placed on Atlantic Models as despite being relative to scale, they produce more aircraft's per year here in Miami than anyone in the whole State of Florida. 
Atlantic Models, under the leadership of Carol and Roger Jarman have always amazed many of us in the business with their amazing and detailed work on aircraft models ranging from 1/72 to 1/4th scale and now they have done it again with their new, portable flight simulator units. 
We were fortunate to have gotten a one on one detail review of the unit from Roger and enjoyed experiencing its amazing sensation for well over and hour at his facility. We are told that this unit now resides at the Pan Am Flight Academy facility on 36th street in Miami, Florida. We here at the 94th ACG have expressed to Roger that we see some great training applications with certain clients who we have that could benefit from the ability to apply low cost aircrew flight training and in remote places as well.