Blake Coogler

near Spring, TX...

Primary: Corporate Pilot
Secondary: Contract Pilot
Total Time: 6,200
Multi Engine Land: 5,400
Additional locations: Houston Conroe The Woodlands

About Me

Aviation Professional. Current in the PC-12 and EMB-145.

I attended Letourneau University from 2007-2010 where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Aeronautical Science. While I was at Letourneau, I earned my Instrument rating as well as my Commercial Pilot's license and tailwheel endorsement. I also earned my CFI, CFII, and MEI instructor licenses.

I married my high-school sweetheart in January of 2011 and we have 3 boys. We are active members of Spring Baptist Church and we teach the 7th grade life group classes at the church. I have been a pilot with ExpressJet Airlines since January of 2012.

In September 2017, I moved into the Training Department of ExpressJet as a Ground Instructor on the EMB-145. I have loved every minute of instructing in the classroom and passing on my knowledge and experience to our new First Officers and Captains.

Additional Skills

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. Minored in Professional Flight and Applied Sciences.

ATP Multi Engine and Commercial Single Engine license.

CFI, CFII, and MEI Instructor licenses.

A&P Mechanic.


Airline Transport Pilot
Airplane Multi Engine Land
Commercial Pilot
Airplane Single Engine Land
Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor
Airplane Single Engine
Airplane Multi Engine
Instrument Airplane

Type Ratings


Flight Time

6,200 hours
5,400 hours

Special Training

RVSM Certified

Aircraft Experience

Diamond DA42
Total: 50 hours
PIC: 18 hours
Cessna 303/310/335/340
Total: 46 hours
PIC: 46 hours
Pilatus PC-12
Daily Rate: 0 - 600
Total: 220 hours
PIC: 165 hours
SIC: 60 hours
Last Recurrent: 10/2020
Piper Meridian
Total: 15 hours
PIC: 12 hours
SIC: 3 hours
Embraer ERJ-145/Legacy
Total: 5,400 hours
PIC: 77 hours
SIC: 5,323 hours
Last Recurrent: 02/2020

Employment History

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
Rite Way Aviation, Inc.
Summer Maintenance Intern

Preformed 50, 100, and annual inspections as well as other maintenance duties on aircraft ranging from Cessna 172s to Cessna 414s and Robinson helicopters.

Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
American Flyers
Flight Instructor

Performed ground, flight, and simulator instruction

Deliver instruction tailored to the student’s needs 

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Rite Way Aviation, Inc.
A&P Mechanic
Preformed 50, 100, and annual inspections as well as other maintenance duties on aircraft ranging from Cessna 172s to Cessna 414s and Robinson helicopters.
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
ASI Logistics
Corporate Pilot/Mechanic

Pilot of a Cessna 310, Piper Meridian, and Pilatus PC-12

Performed aircraft inspections and maintenance

Assisted management with maintenance research and tracking

Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
ExpressJet Airlines
Pilot and Instructor

As an Instructor:

Provided Part 121 Instruction in the EMB-145

Teach company guidelines, systems, and recurrent classes

Instruct students in the EMB-145 Flight Training Device

Develop and present PowerPoint presentations Manage classroom to encourage active learning

As a Pilot:

Ensure safe and efficient operation of the EMB-145 aircraft

Evaluate and manage risk to an acceptable level

Education History

Aug 2007 - Dec 2010
LeTourneau University
Aeronautical Science

Languages Spoken