After one year of ownership of a SR20 in northern Germany, these are my thoughts:
- Of course you’ll need to contact a US Trust for a legal N-registration. We paid 1200$ for the first year, now 800$ per year.
- Make sure there is a good Service Center nearby. In the first year, you’ll have to go there very very often!
- You’ll have to pay the import tax (or how ever it’s called) and always carry the receipt with the aircraft.
- Insurance for the SR20 was no problem and not extemely expensive. Probably different for the SR22 though…
- Don’t know about noise regulations in Scandinavia, but as in Germany, you won’t get an official noise protection certificate for a N-reg aircraft from your local authority. Contact your AOPA for an innofficial noise protection document, which allows for lower landing fees in Europe.
- You’ll need to have a preheater installed in your AC! Even we ought to have one in Germany…
- All in all, it’s great to operate an N-reg. AC in Europe, of course because of IFR, but also because you’ll be treated different, because after all, in aviation terms, you are a “tourist” in Europe which makes things easier sometimes. However, you’ll need a validation of your license or a full US-license of course.
Any more thoughts from other European SRxx owners?