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Seven Years Ago Today : Lola Odujinrin Successfully Completed A Solo Flight Around The World

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Seven Years Ago Today : British-born Nigerian Lola Odujinrin successfully completed a solo flight around the world.

With the feat, he became the first African, the 9th British pilot and one of only 117 in the world to complete a solo flight around the world.

He flew for nine months, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, including England, Valencia and Egypt.

The flight was completed in a light single aircraft, Cirrus SR22, which could fly for around four hours before needing to refuel.





Six Years Ago Today : Lola Odujinrin Successfully Completed A Solo Flight Around The World - autojosh

Today March 29th marks six years since British-born Nigerian aircraft pilot, Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin, became the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world.

Lola had on March 29, 2017 completed his “One Man, One Plane” expedition after landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, the same airport he departed from in June 2016.

Lola, who was 38 years old when he began his journey, flew for nine months, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, including England, Valencia, Malta and Egypt.

Six Years Ago Today : Lola Odujinrin Successfully Completed A Solo Flight Around The World - autojosh

The flight was completed in a specially configured light single aircraft, Cirrus SR22, which could fly for around four hours before needing to refuel.

In completing his journey, he became the first African and the ninth British pilot to fly around the world solo, and one of only 117 people in the world to have achieve this incredible feat.





“Fewer than 115 people have completed a solo circumnavigation of the globe by air, and it’s been my dream since my youth to join them. said Lola, who was trained in the UK and US flying for Arik Air for five years before working for Air Djibouti.

“Air Djibouti CEO Mario Fulgoni and Cardiff Aviation Chairman Bruce Dickinson share my love for flying and have been hugely supportive in helping me realise a lifetime ambition. I hope to set a world first and inspire a generation of people in Africa and beyond.” said Odujunrin.





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