Miami Maintenance Management Council
Operation SAFEE Flight Expo 2014 Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:23

Press Release

Contact: Jay Rollins
Phone:   954-646-6683
9 A.M. EDT, April 23, 2014

Operation SAFEE Flight Fly-in & Educational Expo happens at Opa-Locka Airport May 2nd & May 3rd, 2014

Miami, Florida – May 2nd & 3rd, 2014, 9am-3pm Operation SAFEE Flight and our partners are pleased to announce the third annual Educational Expo and Fly-In which will be held at the Orion Jet Center at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport. This event invites guests to become fully immersed in the aviation experience with hands-on flight learning simulators, discovery flights and interaction with leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry; community leaders, students, United States Coast Guard (USCG), aviation professionals and enthusiasts.

This year’s event features an intercollegiate flying “TAG” (touch and go) competition set for 9:00 am Saturday May 3rd at the Opa-Locka airport.  The competition will feature two contestant teams from Miami-Dade College, Broward College, Embry-Riddle, other universities and commercial flight schools.  Contestants will vie for a best flyer individual trophy and a best team trophy for the respective school.  In addition to the flying competition, the US Coast Guard is hosting their annual open house on May 2nd and will have a live search and rescue demonstration for spectators.  The USCG demonstration on May 3rd will occur following the “ TAG” flying competition.  In addition, there will be "Discovery" flights available for youth and the FAA will offer media tours of the control tower.

Contestants, dignitaries, and aviation experts will be available for interviews and commentary.  The FAA Regional Administrator Doug Murphy, USCG Commander, Captain Joe Kimball, esteemed officials and educators such as: Miami-Dade Aviation Director, Emilio Gonzalez;  the Honorable Mayors of Doral, Luigi Boria; Opa-Locka, Myra Taylor; Miami Gardens, Oliver G. Gilbert III; Miami Dade School Board member, Vice Chair, Lawrence Feldman, college presidents and principals from the region’s aviation and aerospace schools and universities as well as aviation company and trade organization representatives will be in attendance to support this aviation outreach event.
More than 4,000 South Florida students will participate on May 2nd in interactive aviation-related demonstrations, exhibits and learning activities.  Military and private aircraft will be on display.

About Operation SAFEE Flight - Operation SAFEE Flight is an annual two-day South Florida Air and Aerospace Expo and Fly-In event May 2-3, 2014 at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport. This event offers participants the opportunity to become fully immersed in the aviation experience with hands-on flight learning simulators, discovery flights and interaction with leaders in the South Florida industry and community leaders.  The event is coordinated by the FAA, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), aviation professionals and enthusiasts. 

Admission is free

For event details visit

UAV / UAS Update for South Florida Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 08:10

George T. Baker Aviation School is sponsoring next weeks Great Miami Aviation Association's (GMAA) monthly luncheon.  The speaker of the meeting is no stranger to the MMMC, Mr. Larry Harvey.  He will be providing a update to his last presentation on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Unmanned Aerial Systems in South Florida.  If you missed his original presentation, you definitely will want to see this one!

Also, you will have an opportunity to meet the new principal of George T. Baker Aviation School, Mr. Rene Mantilla.  Please make sure that he gets your business card!

Details of the luncheon are:


Dear GMAA Friends,

Please join us and bring a customer, vendor or industry colleague along for our Wednesday March 12th Luncheon

To purchase tickets online, click here

SPEAKER: Larry Harvey

Lawrence M. (Larry) Harvey is the Founder and Director of Operations for the not-for-profit Center for Applied Space Technology (CAST). Established to support NASA requirements for technology transfer and preservation, the CAST mission has evolved to "promote the innovative application of space-enabled and space-enabling technologies".

DATE: Wednesday March 12th, 2014
TIME: Registration/Coffee 11:30 - Lunch 12:00
COST: Members $30 / Non - Members $45 (Parking Free)

RSVP and Reservations Details:
•  Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
•  Reserve by noon, Monday March 10th, 2014
•  Please note that a reservation made is a reservation paid
•  Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00 pm Tuesday March 11th
•  Vegetarian plate available with reservation

The GMAA Board thanks you for your support and looks forward to seeing you there.


Victor Bontorno, President
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phone/Fax: 305-884-4300/786-206-3804

Baker Aviation Fair Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 15:37


Baker Aviation Fair

POST HOLIDAY Mingler Print E-mail
Monday, 13 January 2014 08:54

Please join us for a POST HOLIDAY Mingler

The Miami Maintenance Management Council invites you to join us at the 94th Aero Squadron.

Please join us for  a great time of networking with other aviation professionals as we toast to
"Success in 2014"

Date: January 22nd, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 94th Aero Squadron / 1395 NW 57th Ave, Miami, FL 33126 / 305-261-4220

There will be a cash bar with extending Happy Hour prices
for mmmc guest
as well as hors d'oeuvre's (while they last!)

Please Note: This is a FREE event!
Bring plenty of business cards to share! Invite a colleague! Let’s mingle!!

Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:39


A Very Special 9 Hole Scramble

Proceeds to Benefit

Local Lions Charities
Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens/Medley

Saturday, February 15th at the Miami Springs Golf & Country Club

650 Curtiss Pkwy., Miami Springs

Limited to 60 Golfers

Check- In 5:30 PM
Shotgun Start 6:30 PM

$50 Individual Golfer includes After Tournament Dinner and Night Glow Balls

Prizes and Team Awards

For Additional Information Contact: Lion Terry Massa 305 297-1500 /  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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