June Members Meeting - C150 Global Odyssey
The Kawartha Lakes Flying Club (COPA Flight 101) Lindsay invited helicopter pilots Bob Dengler and his son, Steven, to their June member’s meeting for a presentation of the C150 Global Odyssey.
Bob and Steven Dengler, along with fellow pilot, Dugal MacDuff circled the globe in a Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter.
This was the first Canadian helicopter circumnavigation of the globe, and the first ever father/son helicopter circumnavigation.
Departing July 1, 2017 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the journey included stops in every Canadian province and territory – as well as landmarks around the world celebrating prominent achievements and events from Canada’s history.
The duration of the flight was 30 flying days over 48 calendar days; a distance of 19,955 nautical miles, with 92 stops in 14 countries.
As one flying club member put it, “the talk was fascinating, educational and deserves a high “wow factor” rating.”