Thursday, July 30, 2015

Record-Breaking Round-the-World Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage N997MA Arrives at Mackay Airport

San Diego-based business owner, author, and pilot Robert DeLaurentis has touched down at Mackay Airport late on Wednesday 29 July in his Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage N997MA while on a three-month 26-country record-breaking around-the-world adventure.

He departed Lindbergh Field (San Diego) on Sunday 17 May in his state-of-the-art aircraft named "Spirit of San Diego".

DeLaurentisis is flying his 1997 Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage N997MA around the globe in about 90 days, giving presentations about general aviation in several countries. He has amassed 33 sponsors for his 'not-for-profit' ambassadorial mission on behalf of general aviation.

"The Zen Pilot," as DeLaurentisis calls himself has a website titled "Flying Thru Life" ( where you can read more about him and his speaking engagements as well as and follow his adventures and sign up for updates!

Certainly a remarkable and inspirational man on an equally remarkable and inspirational journey!  We wish him all the best!

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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