Robert van der Kuijl

by Robert van der Kuijl on January 20, 2022

SAFE #: S0006482


Hometown: Bilthoven, Netherlands

Home Airport: EHLE

Occupation: Flight instructor

Pilot Certificates: CFI/CFII/CPL

Airplanes Flying/Flown: Cirrus SR20, C172, Piper Arrow, Beechcraft Bonanza 33/36

Q & A

What drew you to aviation?: The planes over my head when I was 12 years old!

How long have you been involved in aviation education?: 33 years

What's your favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: The students are always thrilled to learn how to fly which makes teaching easy!

What's your least favorite part of what you do in aviation education?: Looking at bad weather from the ground

Do you have a memorable aviation experience you'd like to share?: I flew an air rally with Jeana Yeager. The best experience ever!

Why did you join SAFE?: Get as much information on training facilities and programs as possible

What would you like to see change in aviation?: In Europe general aviation needs a bigger voice

Any suggestions on how the above might be accomplished?: Look at how the US does it

Any accomplishments in, or noteworthy contributions to aviation and/or aviation education you'd like to mention?: –

Who are your role models in aviation?: Oliver and Wilburt

Anything else you'd like to add?: –

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