About Gary Van Balen, PE

Private & Part 107 pilot flying fixed-wing and multi-rotor RC aircraft for 20-yrs. I prefer photographic and video missions for aerial inspection, real estate, construction documentation, marketing, aerial mapping, and 3D scanning. I do not do weddings.

I am a licensed professional engineer with 42-yrs of experience practicing civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering in PA, OH, WV and MD. I am the engineering manager for a small company that offers civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering and surveying services. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington PA, and Cleveland, OH. I am establishing aerial surveying services for the company, currently serve as company sUAS Pilot, and I'm training three surveyors to fly survey drones and get their Part 107 license.

I offer forensic and expert witness services for situations involving geotechnical engineering. I am also an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator.

I used to sail and row competitively. I am married and have an adult daughter.

Portfolio

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