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Christopher Derbak

Aviation Surveyor


Chris retired from a military career after 20 years of service in the US Air Force and the US Coast Guard. Chris held billets as an explosive ordnance technician, Aviation Electronics Technician, and Deployable Specialized Forces. Notably worked on multiple aircraft and was part of the Air Force F-16 block 60 transition team and the HU-25 to Casa transition for the US Coast Guard.

In recent years Chris worked with Northrop Grumman field engineering services. Chris was part of the first LIDAR sensor programs working with MIT Lincoln Labs to develop aerial delivery and implementation platforms in Afghanistan, Africa, and other areas. Additionally, Chris was assigned to oversee the testing and evaluation of enhanced capabilities lab during the testing and evaluation of aircraft for upgrades.

Chris volunteers his time and is the founder of a Veterans non-profit, Jump For Valor. A Military Veterans Support group that uses skydiving as a form of therapy to help fellow veterans with PTSD, tau ma, and military to civilian transitional issues. Chris is joining McLarens as an Aviation Surveyor.


BS From Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, Commercial rated multi engine instrument fixed wing pilot, Hi performance endorsement, Tail Wheel Endorsement, Complex Endorsement

Additional Expertise

Aircraft Technical Services