Pilot(s) name(s) First name: ADEMILOLA Surname: ODUJINRIN Nationality: Nigerian
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.) Single Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cirrus Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): SR22 Type: (i.e. A35): Single Engine SR22 Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): CHLOE Registration: N313CD Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Centre Date of departure: 26TH JUNE 2016 Point of departure: DULLES, WASHINGTON DC, USA Date of return to point of departure: 29TH MARCH 2017 Point of return: DULLES, WASHINGTON DC, USA Duration: (days): 277days Duration: (flying hours): 176 hours Distance flown: 27,335 NM How many overnight stops did you make? : 63 How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 34 How many countries did you visit?: 25
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF Radio, SAT PHONE, Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? SPIDERTRACKS and SPOT Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Part of them If not, which company did you use?:
FROM WASHINGTON DC TO DJIBOUTI –" ROCKET ROUTES (MYSELF). DJIBOUTI TO DARWIN –" OVERFLIGHT CLEARANCES. GOLD COAST TO HILO –" WHITE ROSE. HAWAII TO WASHINGTON DC –" FOREFLIGHTS
Which insurance company did you use? : HAYWARD INSURANCE, LONDON, UK Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : USA Which was the most difficult? : ASIA Which was the best airport you landed at? DULLES, WASHINGTON DC Which was the worst? : Darwin Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Thinking of doing so. Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : Not Sure, Haven't checked. Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? WWW.TRANSCEND.NG
General remarks about your flight:
TOUR WAS SPLIT INTO THREE SECTIONS WHILST TAKING TIME OFF GOING BACK TO WORK. THE SECTIONS WERE ENGLAND (3 MONTHS STOP), MALTA (6 WEEKS STOP) AND AUSTRALIA (2.5 MONTHS STOP).
SUFFERED SERIES OF TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS DURING TOUR AND FBO LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS ALSO.
FIRST AFRICAN NATIONAL TO SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD.
Advice to other pilots:
USE REPUTABLE CLEARANCE COMPANIES WITH GOOD TRACK RECORD AND WITH EXPERIENCE OF DEALING WITH VARIOUS COUNTRIES.
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Database Flight Number: 598
Last update: May 25, 2021
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