Ziad Jarrah was a student at his school from 27 June 2000 to 13 January 2001. His flight instructors were Dorothy Anke Heidecke (a German national who moved to Argentina) and Frank R Martin. Jarrah lived at 400 Base Street, Suite, 221 Venice, Florida. His flatmates were Marcel von der Bruggen and Anja Ludwig. Mr Kruithof saw Jarrah at a flight school in Essen germany in Feb 2001
Although he has described himself as "the boy from Rotterdam," according to the 911 Commission's interview with Arne Kruithof, in 2004, Mr. Kruithof is a German national.
He describes himself on his website as follows: "Arne Kruithof, principal of Venice Aircraft Sales, has been in the aviation industry since 1988. As a former airline pilot, he has extensive knowledge of aircraft and aircraft maintenance having operated a flight school and maintenance service for almost twenty years."
Arne has been involved with the following businesses according to online records:
- GOLDEN ARROWS AVIATION, LLC
- ADVANCE AIR CHARTERS, INC.
- FLORIDA FLIGHT MAINTENANCE, INC.
- FLORIDA FLIGHT MAINTENANCE CENTER, INC.
- THE MIDIN CORPORATION
- FLORIDA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER INC.
- UNBELIEVABLE LLC
- K. R. AIR, INC.
- Venice Aircraft Sales, LLC
His partner in K.R.Air was NORBERT RENKENBERGER. The agent was Stephen K Boone. Renkenberger ran Sunshine Aviation Inc. Incorporated Friday, June 21, 1996.
His partner in ADVANCE AIR CHARTERS, INC. was a JOSEPH F RODRIGUEZ, incorporated 01/16/2001. Rodriguez also incorporated Venice Beach Helicopters, Inc. on 07/15/1994, with Fred J Hoffer.
His partner in THE MIDIN CORPORATION is a MICHAEL J LAZARUS.
FLORIDA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER INC. was incorporated 6 February 1995 by Arne Kruithof
FLORIDA FLIGHT MAINTENANCE CENTER, INC. was incorporated 9 July 1999 by Arne Kruithof
GOLDEN ARROWS AVIATION, LLC was incorporated 04/25/2012 by Arne Kruithof.
Unbelievable LLC was incorporated 08/22/2011.
Mr. Kruithof has been involved in a lawsuit with SIGNATURE AVIATION AND HOSPITALITY, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability business incorporated on November 2, 2006. Owned by Harry Walia, who may or may not also go by the name Harbhajan Singh Ahluwalia. The lawsuit revealed a "Max Bartkirschner" owned 35% of Florida Flight Training Center Inc.