A SOUTH London pilot who completed a solo flight around the globe has now set his sights on breaking the world altitude record for a propeller aircraft.
Lola Odujinrin battled storms in Australia, electrical failures over the Atlantic and accusations of being a spy to reach home in March after an epic nine- month trip including stops in 25 countries across five continents. The 39-year-old, who lives in Elephant and Castle and works for the Jet2 airline, paid his way round the world in his Cirrus plane with the aid of a Go Fund Me page.
Now he is seeking corporate sponsors for his bid to break the all-time propeller aircraft altitude record of 60,700 feet over an airfield in Essex next summer.
Credits: London Evening Standard