Blake Read has been a flight instructor at Classic Aviation since July 2020, and currently holds CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings. He passed his private pilot checkride with Shane in 2019, before finishing the rest of his training in Atlanta, GA. In his free time, Blake enjoys watching and playing soccer along with refereeing youth, high school, and semi-professional soccer matches. Blake grew up and resides in the Des Moines metro area.