Cirrus Instruction Team

David de Vries
Flight Instructor

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.

Eugene Leeman
Operations Support

Eugene got lured into general aviation in 1995. Over the years, logged more than 1500h of which 300h in Cirrus aircraft. Landed at 500+ airfields, so apparently likes to travel. Experience as Safety- and Compliance Monitoring Manager at an ATO (flightschool). Experience as airside operations manager at EHAM/Schiphol (13 years) followed by 2 years at LFPG/Paris, operations support and a 5-year secondment in Brussels (ACI Europe and Eurocontrol). As from 2023, back to homebase Schiphol where a 3-day workweek gives him enough flexibility to fly more often.

Mariëlle Didden
Training Center Instructor (TCI)

Spent her childhood in Indonesia, where the passion for flying started, Mariëlle is fascinated by all that is flying, and as from 2007 she really started making her next steps into the aviation world. In 2017 she obtained an EASA Commercial Pilot License (ME and SE), has an aerobatic rating and enjoys formation flying which she does frequently. Mariëlle is excited with the next level of flying with Cirrus Instruction Europe, being authorised to give the official Cirrus training on the Cirrus SR range of aircraft.