Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Air Force Association Miami Chapter The 317th To Establish Homestead A.F.B "Crew Chief of The Quarter Chapter Award"
The glider in which the Miami Air Force Association AFA-317 Leadership utilized for their proficiency checks which was owned and operated by Miami Gliders located at Homestead General Airport (X-51)
Accompanying the Miami AFA-317th Chapter Vice President Rodrigo "Rod" Huete is University of Miami AFROTC Det 155 Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Theo Theodore who got in a few landings and stick time
The Miami Air Force Association Chapter 317th leadership are strapped in and secure to be towed aloft
Air Force Association Miami Chapter The 317th Supports The University of Miami AFROTC Detachment 155
Miami, Florida "University of Miami" 12th November 2009: The AFA-317th under the leadership of its new President and Executive Staff, Mr. Benny F. Benitez has met with the University of Miami AFROTC Det. 155 leadership to emphasize the 317th Chapter commitment toward helping the Cadets and strengthening the connection between the 317th Chapter and campus AFROTC leadership.
Harnessing the resources of the local Miami aviation community to include the multiple FAA repair facilities, flight training centers and airlines of whom many are either professional industry friends / colleagues and / or clients of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group which is head up by the Chapter President, will work to harness the contribution power of local industry for the benefit of the Cadet Corp. at the University of Miami through the Miami Chapter of the Air Force Association.
Furthermore, with the level of Chapter experience concerning flight training through the Chapter Secretary, Catherine Small who is a qualified and active FAA Gold seal Flight Instructor, the Chapter looks forward to assist the Cadets with their first exposure to the experience of flight. (Click on picture within this article to enlarge)
Air Force Association Miami Chapter 317th Renders Honors to the Leadership at Homestead Air Reserve Base and the USAF Thunderbirds 2009 Team
In support of the 2009 United States Air Force Thunderbird Team, the Air Force Association, 317th presents Thunderbird No.1, Lt. Col. Gregory D. Thomas with a digital rendering creation titled "USAF Southern Most F-4 Phantoms" done by the Digital Aircraft Factory, a subsidiary of the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group under the creative and technical leadership of Catherine Smallwood
Homestead Air Reserve Base 6th November 2009: Harnessing their industry presence and power for the benefit of the 317th Chapter and as a special gift to both Brigadier General Binger and Lt. Col. Thomas, the Digital Aircraft Factory, a subsidiary of the Miami based 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group under the technical and artistic leadership of it Director, Ms Catherine D. Smallwood created a one of a kind never before seen rendering of South Florida only two public, static displayed F-4D's Phantoms flying in formation over South Beach. The two subject aircraft's are tail code "OY" which graces the entrance at Homestead A.R.B as a proud gate guard and the second aircraft "FM" sits proudly on U.S. 1 in downtown Homestead. Both Brigadier General Binger and Lt. Col. Thomas were highly pleased and both were in awe over the scope of the detail and work that went into creating the life like image.
In 2010, the 317th Chapter under the creative leadership of Catherine Smallwood who is the newly elected and installed Chapter Secretary, shall create a few special rendering to commemorate Miami / South Florida contribution to the long and rich history of the United Stated Air Force for the benefit of raising funds for the Chapter concerning their sales and for special V.I.P gifts. (Click-on any picture within this article to enlarge)
Homestead Air Reserve Base 6th November 2009: In a joint effort elements of the Air Force Association, Miami, 317th Chapter linked up with members from the Homestead Chapter, the 385th in support of the "Wings Over Homestead Airshow 2009". Battling high winds and strong gust the members from both Chapters braved the elements to assist in the setting up of their AFA V.I.P tent. Special thanks and appreciation are rendered onto Mr. Mario Galiego of Miami based Flight Power Management a strong and established AFA-317th supporter who graciously donated the 20 x 30 foot tent and settings, consisting of tables and chairs. Flight Power Management are a stellar example of strong, positive and contributing AFA Community Partners.