I’m Glad you are coming.
I for one can vouch for Cirrus’s commitment to the European market.
I flew my plane to the North Weald AeroFair in England a few weekend’s ago. Its the biggest GA event in the UK (I think).
I was very happy and suprised to find 3 staff from Cirrus HQ there, including Alan and Ian, as well as the whole troup from General Enterprises BV, and two wonderful Airplanes.
Alan spent quite a bit of time with us (when I could stop myself demoing the planes to people!) and commented on the potential size of the european market.
People complain about the landing fees, weather, cramped airspace, and fuel costs in Europe compared with the US, however its still true that there is loads of GA activity in the UK market, and the Cirrus planes are still the best equipment on the market.
I for one would like to do everything I can to help them suceed here.
I am looking forward to meeting you all again at the EHGG fly-in, which will be spectacular.
I’ve flown in and out of Schiphol myself quite a few times, considering its so big (a rival to Heathrow!) very busy IFR but its friendly to VFR GA traffic, with its own GA runway, and easy VFR arrivals and departures (“not above 500’ in the zone please”). You will have fun!
(BTW you can fly at 500’ and obey the 500’ rule in Holland i guess as most of the country is below sea level!) [;)]
Anyway. I’m sure you will have fun! It will be good to meet you again!