Robert DeLaurentis

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“Peace Pilot” Robert DeLaurentis is circumnavigating the globe to connect people everywhere with peace

Former Naval officer turned pilot Robert DeLaurentis is on a mission to share peace by connecting the two places on the planet where peace has always existed — the North and South Poles — with everyone in between. As part of this mission, Robert is also carrying a Wafer Scale Spacecraft for NASA and an atmospheric plastics testing experiment for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Robert named his plane “Citizen of the World,” and he is using biofuels for the flight over the poles for the first time in history. To showcase his mission, he and his worldwide support team are filming a six-part docuseries called “Peace Pilot: To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond” (coming 2021). The docuseries will include interviews with many different types of people in the 26 countries he visits along the way, examining what it means to be a “Citizen of the World for the World.”

Also known as the “Zen Pilot” for his work connecting a passion for flying with the inner spiritual journey, his latest mission has earned him the title of “Peace Pilot” in the media, inspiring the name of his docuseries and latest book.

“I seek out adventure from 37,000 feet up,” says Robert. “I also seek a balance to share what I've learned as an aviator, and to learn from others across the planet. There are lessons and wisdom of a life well lived. I'm seeing the similarities, not the differences, among the people I'm meeting. My inspiration has been the support that other people have given me. Their belief in me, my mission, and my team. This allows me to take myself and the plane to our absolute and total limits. I ask myself, is failure even possible with this much love and support behind me?”

From the Skies to the Page

Robert is the author of several books, including:

“Flying Thru Life: How to Grow Your Business and Relationships with Applied Spirituality” illustrates 19 spiritual techniques you can use in life and business to create the abundance of time and money to pursue impossibly big dreams.

“Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within” is a timeless tale for any aviator, adventurer, or person who has ever dreamed of flight. It offers insights into what we can learn from aviation about life and ourselves.

“The Little Plane That Could” is Robert’s first children’s book. Through the wonder of flight and the power of courageous action, it inspires kids to live their impossibly big dreams.

“Peace Pilot: To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond” (coming 2021) shares its name with the docuseries and offers an intimate portrait of Robert’s time traveling the globe to share peace. It’s an inspirational tale of global, no-limits exploration and the many lessons we can learn by “going for it” in life.

A "Citizen of the World"

“The day before I started my pole-to-pole peace mission, I asked myself, ‘Why am I doing this? Is it ego? Is it truly something for the planet? Is it just the wildest adventure that an adrenaline junkie could dream up?’ There's probably some truth to all of that, and I'm taking the biggest chance of my life. It is certainly the riskiest flight I've ever made, with more opportunities for failure than I've ever experienced. I started in San Diego, California en route to the South Pole and the North Pole for a five-month global aviation expedition. Along the way, I'm exploring many nations and discovering more about what it truly means to be a 'Citizen of the World.'”

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