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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group In Conjunction With The George T. Baker Aviation School of Miami, Florida Are To Pay Tribute To Our Nation Longest Serving Prisoner Of War Ltjg. Everett Alvarez, USN

The masking tape outlining of the the trademark "lighting bolt" of U.S. Navy attack squadron, VA-144 being applied for painting. A tremendous effort is being led by the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant in liaising with the A-4 Association, The Tail Hook Association, The National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida and the sourcing VA-144 Veterans of the 1960's to ensure correct historical markings of the period of 1964 for the aircraft

The George T. Baker Aviation School Douglas A-4 sporting its new, fresh coat of gull gray paint scheme

George T. Baker Aviation School Principle, Mr. Rene Mantilla inspecting the recent application of the gull gray paint scheme onto the school A-4 Skyhawk, which was done by his students and faculty. One could note the trademark "lighting bolt" of U.S. Navy attack squadron, VA-144 already applied

A rendering of Ltjg. Alvarez U.S. Navy attack squadron, VA-144 "The Road Runners", Douglas A-4C Skyhawk launching from the U.S.S. Constellation, CV-64 back in 1964 on his fateful mission which made him the first American flyer shot down over North Vietnam

Then Ltjg. Everett Alvarez, USN at a press conference in 1973 days after his release as a POW in Vietnam

Today Commander Everett Alvarez, USN (Ret.) who after his Navy service in 1982 then President Ronald Reagan and as confirmed by the U.S. Congress appointed Commander Alvarez as the Deputy Administer of the U.S. Veteran Administration 

The book written by Commander Alvarez, USN (Ret.) documenting his ordeal of almost 9 years as a POW in Vietnam thus making him the longest servicing POW in our nation history

Miami, Florida 30th July 2014: In 2004 a year after being established, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) performed their first community, aviation project in Miami, Florida with the salvage, dis-assembly, transport to Miami and re-assembly of a Russian An-2 aircraft "CU-1064" which defected from Cuban to Key West International Airport and became a symbolic art piece by local Cuban-American artist named Mr. Xavier Cortada for the local Cuban-American community.
Then in 2011, the (94th ACG) secured and coordinated the donation of a fully operational (engines included) Boeing 737-200, N205AU for the George T. Baker Aviation School for the enhanced technical FAA FAR-147 training of the school students.
Then in 2013 the (94th ACG) created a joint project with the United States Coast Guard from Coast Guard Air Station-Miami and the George T. Baker Aviation School concerning the cosmetic and light structural restoration of an HU-16 "Albatross" nose section in 1960 era USCG colors, which is currently on display on the schools ground along LeJune Avenue by Miami International Airport.
Now in 2014, the (94th ACG) is back at it again in spear heading a joint project with the George T. Baker Aviation School to cosmetically restore and adorn the school long time Douglas A-4C Skyhawk in the 1964 color scheme and marking of U.S. Navy attack squadron VA-144 the "Road Runners" so as to pay tribute to a great American now retired U.S. Navy Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. the first U.S. military pilot shot down over Vietnam and our nation 2nd longest held Prisoner of War (POW) from 1964 to release in 1973. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group In Conjunction With The George T. Baker Aviation School Provides Logistical Training Support To Miami-Dade County Police Special Response Team (SRT)

Shown from left to right is Miami Dade Police Department SRT Operator "R", George T. Baker Aviation School Principle Rene Mantilla, 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez and Miami-Dade Police Department SRT Operator "T"

Shown along side Principle Mantilla is Miami-Dade Police Department SRT Operator "T" speaking to one of 94th ACG technical staff about general safety around an operational aircraft while on the ground

Shown is the Boeing 737-200, N205AU which the (94th ACG) brought to the School back in 2011 and which has been a great training aid not only to the student at the school and in support of the school FAA / FAR-147 program, but groups like DHLS, FBI and now Miami-Dade Police are and shall benefit from the effort and foresight envisioned by the (94th ACG) Founder and CEO when he brought the aircraft to Miami

Miami-Dade Police Department SRT Operator "R" standing at the L-1 door and Operator "T" leaving the other aircraft at the school an MD-82, which is a static display in as lacking engines which appears to have never been given by the donor renders the plane effectively useless for any sort of real operational training 

Shown within the 737-200 L-1 door entry area is Miami Dade Police Department SRT Operator "T" reviewing the aircraft List of Passenger Amenities (LOPA) which is effectively the floor plan for the aircraft cabin interior an item of interest for upcoming ingress boarding assault training

Miami, Florida 23rd July 2014: Once again the expertise and advisement of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) concerning their in depth knowledge of commercial aircraft systems with a sense of tactical applications and their inherent abilities to manipulate and exploit the many weaknesses of commercial aircraft's for the sake of a tactical operation beneficial to law enforcement, the (94th ACG) is assisting the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) with an upcoming training session. 
Due to the sensitivity of the upcoming project and with an agreement with the U.S. State Department and the Miami-Dade Police Department, the (94th ACG) at this point can not divulge any details of the upcoming event other than it will be joint training operation an an allied Latin American nation to take place in August.
One key component of the training session shall be the 737-200, N205AU in which the (94th ACG) secured and brought to the school back in 2011.

94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group Pay A Visitation To Their Preferred Aviation Interior Shop, WiseTouch Interiors At Opa Locka Airport, Miami, Florida

Shown is the Founder and CEO of WiseTouch Interiors Mr. Julio Somarriba. Julio commands over 20 plus years of aircraft interior work experience. His ability and forte as been enjoyed and utilized by such companies as BAE Aerospace and others within the industry which specializes in aircraft interior work

No is greater sense of pride and enjoyment offered to the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group then to see a client shop / facility expand throughout the years of their professional and personal relationship with a client and industry colleague. Such is the case with WiseTouch Interiors, as evident by the amazing and constant facility growth since we first met Julio back in 2008

Everyone could talk the talk, but only facility such as WiseTouch Interior could produce and deliver such quality and attention to details that is enjoyed and noted by many head of business as their products are among many corporate aircraft's from the self man millionaire to a head of State private aircraft's

Just the name is evident as to whom WiseTouch Interior provides their exceptional quality work. This is but one of an entire ship set of VIP seat covers that shall find their way onto a INVICTA newly acquired Gulfstream G-IV aircraft

A view of the company stock of thread utilized for fine detailed stitch work. All of the material seen are FAA burn certified approved and with WiseTouch Interior being a proper FAA / FAR-145 rated repair facility, they maintain an impeccable quality assurance program

The call letters proudly showing for all to see at Opa Locka Airport

Miami-Opa Locka, Florida 22nd July 2014: If one was play a word assimilation game within the local Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) industry of South Florida and the world "Quality" was spoken, the automatic assimilated word that we here at the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) would reply would be "WiseTouch Interiors".
Quality is the mainstay and mission statement of WiseTouch Interiors. Under the leadership of its Founder and CEO Mr. Julio Somarriba, the work they do is profound and one that has a tremendous high visibility to their client and the public. 
Unlike the many other FAA / FAR-145 shops within South Florida who perform outstanding work on all sorts of components such as a hydraulic unit, a fuel pump, an avionics unit or a landing gear set their clients and / or the public can not marvel toward the workmanship of these items unlike the amazing work performed by WiseTouch Interiors which is highly visible to all.
Mr. Somarriba has taken his organization to a known industry name in applying his experience and sense of quality in establishing exceptional custom interior work and detailed, interior and exterior aircraft cleaning, Wisetouch Interior continues to grow and establish their name as a quality shop for all aircraft exterior and interior needs. We here at the (94th ACG) are proud to consider WiseTouch Interiors a key "go to source" for anything related toward ATA-25 within the industry .