Airport Speaker Event Captivating!

Oct 22, 2016



Join Zen pilot Robert DeLaurentis and learn about his epic adventure flying around the world!

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016, TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm WHERE: Truckee Tahoe Airport Main Terminal Building, Boardroom A

Flying Thru Life: Global Service on a Wing and a Prayer (and a Malibu Mirage)

Join Robert DeLaurentis as he shares inspiring—and at times terrifying—adventures and insights from his recent circumnavigation of the earth. Whether in the air at 23,000 feet and 230 miles per hour living in a neoprene survival suit or on the ground meeting people from all walks of life, Robert’s discovery that we are all citizens of the world with a purpose and dream bigger than we know will forever change the way you look at life.

Robert DeLaurentis, “Zen Pilot” is a successful author, real estate entrepreneur, five-year instrument and commercially rated pilot with 1200 hours of flight time, philanthropist, and Navy Gulf War Veteran. He holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and an advanced graduate degree in Spiritual psychology. In his first book, “Flying Thru Life,” Robert answers the question of how to create the abundance of time and money in your life to pursue your dreams, is an Amazon Top Seller. Robert will release Zen Pilot during October 2016.

“I was rocketing toward the ground in an aircraft loaded with high-octane aviation fuel. All I could do was negotiate where the impact would happen.”

Robert DeLaurentis had an impossibly big dream: to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine piston plane. Meant to be the ultimate test of his flying skills as a pilot, the journey would take him to the ends of the earth and over some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet. He diligently prepared himself and his plane, the “Spirit of San Diego,” for the excursion. Having previously flown to far-off places, he thought he knew what to expect. But reality doesn’t always make for the best co-pilot. What began as a call to adventure turned into a soul-defining mission riddled with equipment failure, fierce weather, foreign bureaucratic nightmares, and nearly ended in a crash into the vast Pacific Ocean. The voyage would stretch his limits, test his mental strength, and eventually define him. Beaten down, broken and discouraged, he found that the only way to survive was to surrender to the Universe.

In this follow-up to Flying Thru Life, DeLaurentis shares the insights he gained for overcoming paralyzing fear, defeating obstacles, and confronting any situation with grace This raw, at times terrifying, real-life adventure will inspire anyone who loves flying, yearns to fly, or simply has their own “impossibly big dream.” DeLaurentis’ extraordinary journey shows us what it takes to be a Zen Pilot.