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My history-making solo flight around the world

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin always dreamed of becoming a pilot, and although his father was against the idea and pilot training is expensive, Lola worked hard to make his dream a reality. But he had one other ambition: to fly – solo – around the world. He bought his own single-engine […]

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Meet the south London pilot who became the first African to fly around the world

Last year, Elephant & Castle-born Lola Odujinrin became the first pilot of African descent to fly solo around the world. But even before his record-breaking journey, he had to cross all sorts of borders… ‘I know I’m the last person you’d expect to have flown around the world. I was born in south London to a family […]

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