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Funzing Talks | My Solo Flight Around The World

Funzing Talks | My Solo Flight Around The World

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  •  140 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4RN
Suitable for: Adults
Lola Odujinrin is the first British African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. He became the 9th British man to have achieved this feat since 1933. Lola complete... More Info »
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What does it take to fly around the world solo in a single engine plane? Being the first ever British-African to do so in the process? Join the remarkable Lola Odujinrin for a very special Funzing Talk - where we learn about the man from a humble Elephant & Castle upbringing who achieved the seemingly impossible.

Lola Odujinrin is the first British African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. The Elephant & Castle resident became the 9th British man to have achieved this since 1933, completing his "One Man, One Plane" expedition in March 29th 2017, when he landed at Washington Dulles International Airport, the same airport he departed from in June 2016.

What makes Lola’s story remarkable is how he turned his childhood dream into a reality, demonstrating the power of persistence and tenacity. His success story is as a result of overcoming numerous failures in his life, and continuing to peruse his ambitious dreams of becoming a commercial pilot.

He demonstrated such resolute attributes by refusing to accept defeat for over 10 years, despite achieving his first wing as a private pilot at a very young age of 20. Lola hopes to inspire youths into chasing and adhering to their aspirations in the face of adversity.


Venue: Toulouse Lautrec, Elephant & Castle

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Funzing Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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