Scott Harrigan is the Owner and Chief Pilot at Harkin Aerial. A mechanical engineer by trade, Scott first started in the industry as a junior MEP engineer at Nelson & Pope on Long Island, when he completed drafting and design for various energy and transportation infrastructure projects in NYC, Nassau, and Suffolk County. At that time, he was also introduced to drone technology by friends in filmmaking. Years later, after seeing the incredible benefits drones could provide by accessing dangerous locations, Scott founded Harkin Aerial. At Harkin, he works to assist engineering, construction, and architecture firms by providing data collection and consulting services using drones.
In addition to his role at Harkin, Scott currently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant and Aerospace Education Officer with the Long Island Group of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, where he utilizes drones to fulfill CAP’s Aerospace Education and Search & Rescue directives. Scott is also an active member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), as well as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Scott holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University