ABOUT RAVAN AIR
RAVAN AIR is a drone oil and gas industry contractor and service provider specializing in UAV methane gas detection, drone GIS mapping, drone oil and gas leak detection inspections, compliance, volumetrics, drone inspections for oil and gas, drone thermal imaging for oil and gas, drone pipeline monitoring and UAV emergency management services for the oil and gas, utility infrastructure, industrial, construction, landfill and telecommunications industries. UAV services include methane laser scanner, FLIR, HD imaging and video with coverage throughout the continental United States. Combined, the management team has decades of oil and gas pipeline, construction and utility infrastructure experience making RAVAN AIR uniquely industry savvy. At RAVAN AIR, safety is always first on every drone mission and patrol, every time. Our qualified field experts are jobsite insured and hold numerous safety, FAA and TWIC certifications.
Located in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, RAVAN AIR was started in February of 2018 by Raymond and Ivan Hershberger, Mark Sakach and David Rock after recognizing a growing industry need for safe, productive and efficient UAV contractor and consulting services. Raymond Hershberger also helms RAVAN INC., the parent company of RAVAN AIR and Tru-Tek Drilling, a family owned horizontal directional drilling company in operation for 19 years.
The carbon fiber md4-1000 Microdrone is designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and makes remote or dangerous locations easily accessible, greatly reducing the need for right of way permissions. Each drone is capable of sustaining flight times of up to 45 minutes, the highest available, and accommodates different lightweight payload packages housing a Pergam LMM methane gas sensor, infrared laser scanner, radiometric or optical gas imaging camera. Color images and additional data are viewable in Google Earth and Maps and can be quickly exported in common file formats to an individual customer portal. A two person crew, pilot and observer, are assigned to every flight and accompany our fully equipped mobile office to carefully transport and operate UAV aircraft, ensuring outstanding performance, safety and accurate data output.
Drone exported file formats: Videos (mp4), images (mpeg, jpeg, tif), spreadsheets (csv), Google Earth compatible (KMZ), and AUTOCAD drawings (dxf)
Customers have peace of mind knowing that safety soars at RAVAN AIR. Field staff is meticulously trained, FAA certified and insured. Further, chief pilot David Rock holds an FAA Certificate of Waiver 107.29 for Night time operation of sUAS to safely fly commercial drones during the night. Read more about safety policies, certifications and memberships, see Safety FAQ.
RAVAN AIR remains first in drone oil and gas industry services and is always looking ahead to extend contract and consulting UAV services. Services will soon include a LIDAR platform and additional sensor packages for other gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S).