Russell Cottrell

near Olive Branch, MS... will relocate

Primary: Corporate Pilot
Secondary: Chief Pilot or Management Pilot
Total Time: 5,500
Multi Engine Land: 4,500
Additional locations: 38654 Olive branch

About Me

Need a pilot capable of adapting to any mission anywhere in the world? I am that person, with the background to prove it. I have been everything from line pilot, to operations director in the course of my contracts. I have not only flown as PIC across the globe, but taught, created operations documents and negotiated with vendors and governments in order to ensure that my missions never fail.

Additional Skills

Former U.S. Army Infantry


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

Type Ratings

BE-400/A, MU-300/A, EMB-145/A (SIC Only), CE-680/A (680A Latitude trained and experienced. 8 Atlantic ), CE-750/A (C-700 Longitude), EMB-550/A

Flight Time

5,500 hours
4,500 hours

Special Training

RVSM Certified, Atlantic Crossing/Ops, Pacific Crossing/Ops, Middle East Ops, South American Ops, European Ops, African Ops, CPR Training

Aircraft Experience

BeechJet 400
Daily Rate: 0 - 1,000
Total: 2,434 hours
PIC: 1,900 hours
SIC: 533 hours
Last Recurrent: 10/2018
Embraer ERJ-145/Legacy
Daily Rate: 450 - 0
Total: 1,117 hours
SIC: 1,117 hours
Last Recurrent: 05/2008
Citation Latitude (680/A)
Daily Rate: 800 - 1,500
Total: 320 hours
PIC: 155 hours
SIC: 124 hours
Last Recurrent: 02/2020

Employment History

Nov 2009 - Present
Cottrell Aviation Services LLC
Managing Member

Contract Captain on the Be-400A

Part 91 and 135 Ops

Director of Operations for foreign 135 airline.

Chief Pilot and Check Airman for multiple operations under 91 and 135 regulations both domestic and foreign

Created Part 135 ground schools for FAA certification

Purchase planning and aircraft management

Creation of Domestic and Foreign operations documentation

International and Domestic operations to include primary instruction on type.

North Atlantic PIC experience.

PIC operations from Europe, South East Asia, Central and South America.

Dec 2018 - Present
Shea-Carley LLC
Chief Pilot/Aircraft Manager

Operational and Maintenance control of a Citation Latitude.

8 Atlantic Crossings planned and executed in 2019.

Supervised 24 month inspections and warranty items. Well versed in aircraft maintenance control procedures.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Delta Private Jets
First Officer

Beechjet CoCaptain.

Jun 2008 - Nov 2009
Keypoint LLC.
BE-400A Captain

Captain on a BE 400A

Aircraft Management training

May 2007 - Jun 2008
Transstates Airlines
First Officer

Daily operations of an EMB-145 for a regional carrier.

Jun 2006 - May 2007
Mesa Airlines
First Officer

Daily operation of an EMB-145 for a regional carrier

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Instructor Pilot

Multi, Instrument and commercial instructor for college flight students.

Education History

Jan 1997 - Dec 2002
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ
3.00 GPA
Aeronautical Science
Aug 2003 - Aug 2006
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Languages Spoken