Good to hear from you! Moved to the Bay area? Where are you flying out from now?
Yes, I agree, the # of Cirri in The Netherlands IS embarassing, the US should sue us for look and feel…
Since you’re in the stats: Another interesting number would be the ratio SR20/square kilometer or /airfield, as that would be an indicator of the likelihood of seeing another one…
CU and good luck with dog and pony shows (or elephant and mule?)
but The Netherlands must rank #2 after the US in SR20/capita
In absolute numbers, the US is #1 and Holland #2. But surely in per capita terms you Dutch must be #1, right?
There are roughly 17 U.S. citizens for every citizen of the Netherlands. The Peter Bakema site shows 7 SR20s in Holland. So, if life were fair, we Yanks would now have 119 of them here on our shores. We have barely one third that many, allowing for the ones that have leaked out to Australia, England, etc.
Simon Schama’s book “The Embarrassment of Riches” was about Holland’s great trading empire. I think he is planning a new edition, about the Dutch monopoly of SR20s.
[This is all meant jocularly, despite the “strong defense” / “punish rogue nations” rhetoric coming out of the Republican convention. We will define Holland as a rogue nation when it takes the lead in absolute numbers of SR20s.]