Nigerian To Undertake First Africa Solo Flight Round the World

A Nigerian pilot, Captain Ademilola Odujinrin is set to undertake first Africa Solo flight round the world in a specially configured single Cirrus aircraft. The flight which is billed to take him to major cities in the world will commence and end in Nigeria.

Capt. Odujinrin, who disclosed this while speaking at a media briefing to herald the First Africa Solo Flight Round the World at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, revealed that about 114 pilots have flown round the world but that no African pilot has done it.

He said this is a dream which the organizers have been working assiduously to achieve in the last ten years. And one of the major objectives of the flight is to change the world perception of Africans and put Nigeria on the global map. 

In his words, "this is to change Africa narratives, inspire the youths and to support selected charities especially children in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps."

According to him, "It is a dream that we have been working very hard to achieve. No African has done it before .It is a big achievement."

Captain Odujinrin also revealed that he would use SR22 CIRRUS aircraft with registration number N313CD and that the aircraft is nine years old, adding that the aircraft can fly 17 and half hours with special configuration before refueling. The pilot, said he has been flying these past 17 years.

He added that he was trained in the United Kingdom and United States of America and he flew for Arik Air for five years.

On whether he has been insured for the flight, Odujinrin said the project has been insured with a company that specialises in this type of insurance.


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