Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Patrick Lindsey’s life is no joke, but the comedy film’s title perfectly describes his routine.

Lindsey is President of Mira Vista Aviation, a private aircraft management and charter company located in both the Van Nuys and Santa Ana area. He also is Team Principal of Park Place Motorsports where he co-drives the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3.R with Porsche Factory Driver Jörg Bergmeister. In between President and Team Principal he’s training.

In early 2016, Lindsey trained and became a typed Gulfstream IV SIC pilot. Weekly, he’s in a gym or on his home CXC Simulator training for the upcoming race event. Lindsey keeps his mind and body well maintained for whatever is coming his way. Whether it be daily business, a Mira Vista trip he’s flying or hopping in a racecar. Sept. 21-24 his two worlds collide in Monterey. He will compete in the Continental Tire

Grand Prix while hosting clients and friends of Mira Vista Aviation at one of North America’s most renowned racetracks, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

This specific race weekend begins with Lindsey in the pilot mindset. He’ll fly select members of the media into Monterey on an MV Jet. Once the aircraft has safely landed, he’ll guide guests to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a weekend of racing. As he switches his headset for a helmet, Lindsey will change his mindset to that of a driver. He’ll sit with his engineers and co-driver Bergmeister to develop a winning strategy for the weekend.

Though the helmet may be on, business doesn’t stop. Lindsey takes the time in between sessions on track to check in with his teams at Mira Vista as well as aircraft owners. He will sit down with potential Park Place Motorsports clients and current crew members to cover details of the weekend’s car setup and the upcoming 2018 race season; one season spans January to October.

What draws Lindsey to these very different industries? Within both businesses lay the adrenaline of competition. Mira Vista Aviation is competing to be the best management and charter company, worldwide. Often that game includes the rush to deliver above and beyond service for clients and the unseen struggle for respect from unapologetically trite charter companies unwelcoming to fresh ideas.

Competition is the intention of the motorsport industry. Lindsey will be fighting for a jump in the GT Daytona points championship at Mazda Raceway. Park Place Motorsports currently sits fifth in the points championship after a late-season success streak. The team’s first win came at Lime Rock Park followed up by a second-place finish at Road America. However, due to multiple tire failures at VIRginia International Raceway and a tenth-place finish, the points championship remains in anyone’s favor.

He manages planes, trains and then jumps in his racing automobile. Watch Patrick Lindsey in action Sunday, Sept. 24, on FOX Sports 1 in the America’s Tire 250 race, a two hour and 40-minute sprint test. To see Mira Vista Aviation in action visit or email