David de Vries
Flying has been David’s passion for over 30 years. David started as a glider pilot and then soon moved on to airplanes. He holds both FAA and EASA Commercial Pilot Licenses, is a Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilot, authorised to give the official Cirrus training on each and all types of Cirrus aircraft in the SR range. David also holds a Cirrus SF50 VisionJet type rating and is Jet CFI.
Originally born and raised on the tropical island of Curacao, Dale fell in love with aviation at a very young age: he started flying at 14 and has not stopped since. His passion for aviation and engineering has led him to move to the Netherlands. While studying for his Aerospace engineering degree, he obtained his FAA Commercial Pilot’s License and has become an enthusiastic and motivated flight instructor. He also holds an EASA FI(A). He has always been fascinated by Cirrus aircraft and is a Training Center Instructor.
Eugene got lured into general aviation via brother and flightinstructor Olav (now B737 captain) back in 1995. Logged some 1400h of which 275h in Cirrus aircraft. Besides, been active in roles of Safety- and Compliance Monitoring Manager (SM, CMM) at a flightschool (ATO). Employed by EHAM (Schiphol airport) as from 1998, where he obtained operational experience in the role of airside operations manager. After a 2-year mission in Paris (CDG), he landed safely in the backoffice in 2013, working on EASA certification, editorial work (manuals) and validation of operational concepts in SESAR (Single European Sky). Since 2018 seconded in Brussels (ACI Europe and Eurocontrol), with focus on capacity issues, innovation projects, operational concept development and drones.
Maxine de Vries
Customer & Operations Support
After growing up under the final approach of one of Schiphol Airport’s runways, Maxine decided to pursue a carreer in aviation. She obtained an Aviation Engineering and Management degree in Amsterdam and has worked not only at the Schiphol control tower, but also at airlines and flight schools in various roles. At the age of 25 she became a private pilot. She dreams of building an aircraft herself to raise attention for a sustainable, diverse and inclusive future of Dutch aviation. In the mean time she loves to support the Cirrus Instruction Europe staff to provide the unique Cirrus experience with as many (potential) pilots as possible!