Nine months and several “pandemic pauses” after take-off on a planned five-month global Pole-to-Pole peace mission “One Planet, One People, One Plane: Oneness for Humanity,” San Diego pilot and former Naval officer Robert DeLaurentis returned home in his highly modified 1983 twin-engine aircraft, “Citizen of the World.”


DeLaurentis set out on a record-setting 26,000 mile, 22-country, six-continent flight to connect the only two places on the planet where there has always been peace: the North and South poles. Along the way, he interviewed NGO leaders and local residents for an upcoming documentary “Peace Pilot to the Ends of the Earth and Beyond,” asking them, “What does it mean to be a “Citizen of the World for the World?” In addition, Robert also set multiple first-time aviation innovation records including:

  • Successfully used biofuels over the North and South poles for the first time ever
  • Longest distance flown in a twin or single engine turboprop17.5 hours
  • First and fastest Polar circumnavigation of the planet in a twin or single engine turboprop
  • First testing for plastic microfibers across the globe including over the South and North poles
  • First testing of NASA WaferScale Spaceship outside of Santa Barbara 


PR support included:

  • Promotion of the trip


Sample media coverage:

    Two feature stories on the trip  
  1. Aug. 18, 2020
  2. April 24, 2020
  • CBS8 San Diego

Three “The Zevely Zone” feature stories

  1. Sept. 10, 2020
  2. May 1, 2020
  3. Oct. 24, 2019