Zen Pilot - Flight Of Passion And The Journey Within

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"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 and ease. 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.

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Pilot Reviews

  • “After reading Zen Pilot I can say I really like it! It’s easy to read and I really like the “Zen Moments”. It’s a good format because a person can pick it up at any point in the book and be engaged immediately. Both the experiences you write about and the writing of them are huge accomplishments. Good job!” ~ Patty Wagstaff, Aerobatic Champion & Airshow Pilot, Inductee National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • An innate part of human nature is to explore, to wonder what’s on the other side of that ridge or to see a mountain and climb it. Robert DeLaurentis’ book Zen Pilot demonstrates this quest for challenge, adventure and exploration and tells his story of circumnavigating the planet in his Piper Malibu Mirage. His first hand accounting enthusiastically keeps readers excited and challenged to reach for and realize their own dreams. Robert [or Zen Pilot], you don’t just dream it, you do it!” ~ Dick Rutan, Commander, Voyager Aircraft
  • “While pilots will eat this story up, I believe anyone who aspires to reach higher and then lives to tell it will thoroughly enjoy this ‘hero’s journey’ adventure story that is as real as it can get.” Jack Pelton, CEO of EAA
  • “Robert DeLaurentis is a passionate pilot who is committed to sharing the magic of general aviation. His willingness to help others learn from his experiences, his focus on safety, and his excitement about flying make him both a valued member of the aviation community and a great example for anyone interested in discovering the fun, adventure, and freedom of flying.” Mark Baker, President and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association


  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Flying Thru Life Publications (November 16, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692787976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692787977
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds



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