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Meet Pilot Odujinrin, the 1st African to fly solo around the world

By Gulam Rabbani
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Abuja, April 7: Pilot Ademola Odujinrin became the first African to fly alone around the world, said his foundation Transcend on Thursday. The 38-year-old Nigerian pilot also identified as 'Lola' left Washignton in Cirrus SR22, a single machine airplane in September last year.

1st African flies around the world

He landed his plane at Dulles Airport just outside the American capital on March 29 from where he took off last year. The pilot wants every African to think that they can do too what he has done.

Earthrounders, the website listed Odujinrin as the first African pilot among 120 pilots who flew around the globe since American Wiley Post became to do so in 1933.

Lola, commercial airline pilot since 2011 has worked for Air Djibouti, which helped his project to some extent financially.

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