About Us

David Tenenbaum is the founder of Airborne Sensor. He holds a multi-engine ATP certificate, and currently flies a Twin Commander 980. He was an Associated Press photographer for 15 years, covering challenging events including Space Shuttle launches and landings, Pope trips, Presidential campaigns and trips, Super Bowls, Olympics and conflicts in Central America, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. After working as a photojournalist he founded MerlinOne Inc., which has supplied technology solutions for photography, image transmission, and digital asset management continuously since 1988. MerlinOne’s customers include the New York Times, the White House, Pfizer, Worldvision, and dozens of other corporations, media companies, non-profits and educational institutions. David holds a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Richard Hardy rose thru the ranks at The Boeing Company to become Vice President/General Manager of Military Airplanes. While at Boeing Richard was a manager on the Apollo program’s Saturn V booster, became chief of the technical staff on launch vehicles and the lunar rover program. He worked on the air-launched cruise missile (ALCM), the B-1 bomber, and the F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing program, then he became Chief of New Combat Aircraft programs. He moved on to program manager for Boeing on the F-22 Raptor Advanced Technical Fighter, then defined product objectives for Boeing such as the Airborne Laser, and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). He left Boeing after 37 years in 1997 and founded Hardy Engineering and Manufacturing Company, an aerospace firm in Auburn, Washington. He has authored three books, including a guide to evolving skilled Program Managers, and Richard holds three MIT degrees, including a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Many other people have helped move the Eagle360 project along. Jon Hardy and the team at Hardy Engineering have done the design and prototype construction work, and Gay Hardy drives the production team. GTEC has guided us through the analysis, safety and regulatory requirements, with assistance from Todd Simpson at Zivko. Will Thorn, PE, did the finite element analysis and contributed in many other ways. Nick McGibbon suggested the use of the GoPro camera. Dale and Sam Birchett and the team at Associated Aero did the pioneering installation to enable initial flight tests, then Dan Gray and the team at Northeast Air did the conformity install. Andrew Forber is the architect of the GeoRef software product.