Bio: Mark is currently living in Ocala, Florida after spending 4 years in Shenzhen, (PRC) Peoples Republic of China. He serves as a Captain on G550 aircraft traveling worldwide (especially Asia, Australia, New Zealand, & Europe). Originally from Fort Collins/Boulder Colorado. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology at age 16. Graduate University of Colorado (journalism). Divorced, father of 3 beautiful daughters, college graduates of Colorado University (business marketing), Colorado State University (finance) and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.. and a beloved 9 year old Shih-tzu named “bunni”. Mark began flying at age 15 in light civilian (cow-patch) aircraft. youngest Captain on 747 a/c in the world at age 31 with Continental Airlines. First stationed in Guam with travel to Asia/Pacific Islands. Flew Captain on B727. DC-10 and 747. He immigrated to Australia in 1990 to work for Ansett Airlines Australia…(youngest Captain on any jet airliner in Australia by 8 years), flew 727 Captain in/ around Australia. Mark began flying corporate/executive VIP jets in 1998. Also worked for Gulfstream Aircraft as demonstration pilot. Clients include: Writer Stephen King, Actress Heather Locklear, Musicians Pearl Jam, Ford Motor Company, Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric, Jamie Diamond of JPMorgan Chase, John Havens, Pres./CEO of Citigroup, Jack Ma, founder/CEO of, Louis Freeh while FBI director, Henry Kissinger, President William Clinton, Gerald Ford as ex-presidents. and many others. Mark is a writer of various newspaper/magazine articles relating to aviation, tennis, politics and cooking. Hobbies include: coaching/playing recreational (USTA) tennis, kayaking, fly-fishing, photography, cooking. Political activist. Campaigns for Bernie Sanders. Personal influences: Elon Musk, & Ralph Waldo Emerson. When asked what does he want to be when he grows up? Answer: teacher. Has a Chinese fiance, Ashley, graduate of Chinese Medical School, now living in Hunan China he has been with since 2011 and share an 8 year old son named Andy who lives with his mother in China.
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