“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!'”

Those are the words of Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin, who completed the final leg of his historic journey on Wednesday.

He landed proudly and safely at Washington Dulles International Airport.

He became the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world.

The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, returning to Washington DC, where his journey began back in September.

The flight is part of Project Transcend, a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve their goals, regardless of their personal circumstances.

                                           Credit: Nigerian Pilot