Don R. Cooksey

One Skyline Drive - P.O. Box 905
Newcastle, WY 82701
(307) 746-5552

Pilot in Command8000Actual Instruments1100
Multi-engine6600Total Flying Time8500Night1300
Turbine4400Cross Country7000

Ratings       Airline Transport Pilot . Cert. No: 2123776    
Airplane Multi-engine Land
DOI: 08/21/1989
Commercial Privileges
Airplane Single Engine Land
DOI: 07/18/1998
Mechanic . Cert No: 520628569
Airframe Powerplant
IA Date: 03/1989 . IA FSDO: NM 65
DOI: 04/02/1974

Experience       Kennecott Energy Co., Gillette, WY
Second in Command: Westwind One
July 1998 - Present
Flightline Aviation, Gillette, WY
Captain: PA31T, BE20 On Demand Charter
Nov. 1997 - Present
Dixon Brothers, Inc., Newcastle WY
Flight Department Manager and Director of Maintenance
Captain: PA31T, BE58P, BE58
March 1984 - Sept. 1998
Wykota Flying Service, Newcastle WY
Director of Maintenance
Charter Pilot: C206, C183, PARO
Feb. 1983 - March 1984
Combs Airways / Combs Freight Air
Billings, MT - Denver, CO - Omaha, NE
Operations Director - Omaha, NE
Captain: AC68, AC50, BE55, C310, PA34
Shop Foreman of Engine Overhaul Facility, Billings, MT
Lead Mechanic AC68, AC50, CV34, PA34
Mechanic AC68, AC50, C310, PA34
1977 - Feb. 1983
Gillis Aviation / Montana Piper, Billings, MT
Pilot: Flew the entire Piper Piston engine line
Mechanic: Engine overhaul shop
Mechanic: Piper Service Center
1975 - 1977
Strang Air, Chadron, NE
Air Ambulance Pilot: PA24, C182, C177
1974 - 1975

Education       Associate Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Western Nebraska College
Cheyenne Pilot Initial Training Course, FlightSafety International
King Air 200 Initial Course, Simcom Training Center
Westwind Initial Training Program, Simuflite Training International
Cockpit Resource Management, FlightSafety International
Line Oriented Flight Training, FlightSafety International - attended twice
Cheyenne Maintenance Oriented Pilot Training - attended twice
Cheyenne Recurrent Pilot Training - attended 22 times
Instrument Multi-engine Refresher (BE58P) - attended twice

Mondell Field Airport Board, 1985 - 1997 (Chairman for two terms)
United Fund Board of Directors, 1995 - 1997
Master House Church Board of Directors, 1996 - 1997
Toastmasters International (President for two years)
Little League Coach, Cub Scouts Den Leader 1997 (Cubmaster for two years)

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