David Gates is a well-known missionary pilot who works out of Guyana in South America. Gates, a director of ADRA in the region, also speaks extensively to audiences around the world. He has generated significant buzz lately for his teaching that Jesus must return by or before 2031, and that the current global economic crunch will lead to an apocalyptic doomsday scenario that will usher in the Second Coming.
If it seems his head is in the clouds, remember that what goes up must come down. There's your mixed metaphor for the day.
You can read more about his unique teachings and see video clips by following this link.