Nigerian pilot, Ademilola Odujinrin, just became the first African in history to fly solo around the world. Odujinrin completed the final leg of his historic journey on Wednesday, March 29, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Ademola stopped in more than 15 countries on five continents, returning to Washington DC, where his journey began back in September.
A project to inspire young Africans
The flight was part of the Transcend project – a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve their goals, regardless of their personal circumstances.
After completing the incredible feat, Ademilola said on social media:
"Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of one day flying around the world. We have a responsibility to lead by example and follow our dreams. I want African children to think: ‘I can do this too!’"