A Circumnavigating Pilot Fulfills A Solo Transpolar Promise

DeLaurentis boarding aircraft
DeLaurentis departing for South Pole.
Credit: Jeremy la Zelle and Kristin Gates
Well, he made it, but things did not go exactly as planned. Again. In 2015, Robert DeLaurentis, a San Diego businessman, author and aviation enthusiast with a degree in spiritual psychology, set out to circumnavigate the world in a Piper Malibu Mirage. That solo adventure almost ended abruptly—and...
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