Streamline Your Methane Gas Detection with a Drone

May 8th 2019

Learn how to Streamline your Methane Gas Detection with a Drone

Ravan Air takes the risk and guesswork out of methane detection while saving time and money using one of the best UAV gas detection systems on the market.

Join us for our next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Ravan Air takes the risk and guesswork out of methane detection and provides easy access to remote and hazardous locations by implementing the Microdrones mdTector1000CH4. 

In this one-hour webinar we will cover:

  • The challenges of drone-based methane detection and how to overcome them
  • How the mdTector1000CH4 improves workflow, reduces field and inspection time
  • Review video documentation, safety compliance, workflow and heat map
  • Invitation to Special Offer for attendees only

Seats are limited and issued on a first come, first serve basis to the first 500 professionals to register. We look forward to welcoming you to the world of drone-based methane gas inspection!

Webinar Date and Times

Wednesday May 8th 9:00 am or 6:00 pm EST

Workshop Date

May 8th 2019 9:00 am EST


May 8th 2019 6:00 pm EST

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About the Hosts

Chuck Dorgan

Chuck Dorgan is the Microdrones Director of Sales for the Americas and has extensive sales experience specifically in drone sales and operations. 


He brings a wealth of sales and engineering experience to the company, having spent more than 16 years in management positions at United Technologies Corporation, nearly seven years at Xerox. Chuck earned his MBA from LeMoyne College.

Bret Burghdurf

Bret Burghdurf is the Microdrones Director, Marketing Americas and New Markets and has an extensive background in advertising, sales, and communications.

Bret has more than twenty years of experience in marketing, communications, creative services and sales and joins us from a regional advertising agency where he was most recently Media Director. At Microdrones his role is to help manage and develop their marketing platform with geographic responsibility for the Americas. In addition, he collaborates with the business development team to conceive, plan and execute initiatives that support our expansion into new markets.

Mark Sakach Operations Director

Mark joined RAVAN AIR as Operations Manager in February of 2018. Mark is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas construction business, 20 of which have been in the natural gas industry, and 15 as a Project Manager. As an Operator Qualified (OQ) Certified Master Inspector for construction of gas utilities, Mark has overseen inspectors and contractors in the construction or maintenance of hundreds of miles of steel pipeline, regulator upgrades, integrity management projects including corrosion testing and hydro testing, all while having no OSHA recordable incidents.

Mark is Transportation Worker Identification Certified (TWIC), has a TSA security clearance, is SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf Certified by the Petroleum Education Council (PEC) to work in ports, marinas and on oil rigs and is certified by Columbia Gas of Virginia. In addition, Mark holds a National Association Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Corrosion Technician Certificate, NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, is certified in API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspection and is an ITC (Infrared Training Center) Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer.

David Rock Chief Pilot

With his mechanical background, years of flying experience and FAA and safety certifications, RAVAN AIR Chief Pilot David Rock is the ideal UAS expert in the continental United States.

 David started RAVAN AIR along with Raymond and Ivan Hershberger in February of 2018. He has been flying remote controlled helicopters and airplanes and working with cars most of his life, easily transitioning to pilot after unmanned aerial vehicles first appeared on the market five years ago.

 He has attained many certifications including FAA certified remote pilot with sUAS endorsement, ITC(Infrared Training Center) Level 1 sUAS Thermographer and over 1000 remote control hours with 300 logged flying hours on drones. Additionally, David is Transportation Worker Identification Certified(TWIC), has a TSA security clearance, is SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf Certified by the Petroleum Education Council (PEC) to work in ports, marinas and on oil rigs. He is certified by Columbia Gas of Virginia, holds an FAA Certificate of Waiver 107.29 for Night time operation of sUAS and is a member of CRPAA (Certified Remote Pilots Association of America).