The Boeing B-17F "Flying Fortress" AFA-317th Chapter Aircraft

"It has served, unlike any other bomber, through all of the Second World War. It had become a legend in its time. A tribute to the men who had conceived, designed, and built it-and a monument to the remarkable young men, most of them boys who flew it. These men, and this plane, accomplished one of the most frightening missions ever demanded of men and aircraft. Together they helped end history's last "Glorious War".


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Air Force Association Miami Chapter The 317th Supports The University of Miami AFROTC Detachment 155

Shown from left to right is: Lt. G. Gonzales, USAF, Det 155, Benny F. Benitez AFA-317th Chapter President, Lt. F. Simon, USAF Asst. Regional Director of Admission "USAF Gold Bar Program" and Lt. Col Theo Theodore, Jr., AFROTC University of Miami Det 155 Commander

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)

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