C150 Global Odyssey

The First Canadian Helicopter Circumnavigation of the World

C150 Global Odyssey (C150GO) holds an FAI Exceptional Air Sports Performance for First Canadian Circumnavigation in Helicopter — and set the Guinness World Record for First Father and Son to Circumnavigate the World by Aircraft.

As Departing on July 1 of 2017 to celebrate Canada 150 — the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation — the Canadian circumnavigators flew a Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter over 36,950 km around the world, visiting every Canadian province and territory — as well as landmarks celebrating remarkable achievements and events from Canada's rich history.

Along the way C150GO was joined by notable Canadian guests such as Dave Williams, Guy Lafleur, Peter Bregg, HCol Gerald Haddon, and Bronwen Evans. The trip also proudly raised money for Southlake Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation.

The team was truly honoured to celebrate Canadian innovation and adventure as they journeyed across the country and around the world, commemorating 150 years of Canada's amazing history — and looking forward with pride and optimism to the next 150.

C150 Global Odyssey Statistics

AircraftBell 429 Canadian-Made Helicopter
Crew3 Canadian Pilots
Departure  July 1 (Canada Day) 2017
Duration30 Flying Days over 48 Calendar Days
Distance36,956 km · 22,963 mi · 19,955 nm
Routing92 Stops in 14 Countries

C150GO Route

C150GO Crew

Bob Dengler Bob Dengler

Aurora, Ontario
Founder of Dynatec Mining in 1980, Bob is a recognized pioneer of the modern Canadian mining industry. Bob has been a helicopter pilot since 2006.
Steven Dengler Steven Dengler

King, Ontario
Co-Founder of XE.com in 1993, Steven is a renowned entrepreneur, producer, and mentor. Steven is rated on both fixed wing airplanes and helicopters.
Rob Dugal MacDuff Rob "Dugal" MacDuff
Safety Pilot

Hudson, Québec
A test pilot for the Bell 429, Rob is an acclaimed helicopter professional with decades of experience. Rob has flown all over the world, and even served as pilot to Jacques Cousteau on the Calypso.
Wawa the Canada Goose Wawa the Canada Goose

Wawa, Ontario
Named after the Ojibwe word for Canada Goose, Wawa sought out souvenir pins wherever she went, returning home with an amazing collection from all over the word.

C150GO Special Guests

Peter Bregg Peter Bregg C.M.
Toronto, Ontario
Internationally renowned photojournalist Peter Bregg C.M. is an Order of Canada winning photographer. He joined the team for 47 of the trip's 92 legs to photographically document the journey.
Gerald Haddon HCol Gerald Haddon
Oakville, Ontario
Gerald is the grandson of The Honourable J. A. D. McCurdy's first pilot — and the man who made the first flight in the British Empire in February, 1909. Gerald joined C150GO for the first two days.
Guy Lafleur Guy Lafleur
Montréal, Québec
Hockey legend Guy Lafleur O.C. was widely recognized as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Guy joined the C150GO team for the first two days.
Dave Williams Dr. Dave Williams
Oakville, Ontario
Dr. Dave Williams O.C. is a physician and a retired CSA astronaut, flying on STS-90, STS-118, and the International Space Station. He flew with C150GO on Canada Day of 2017.
Sergey Komarov Sergey Komarov
Moscow, Russia
Air Traffic Controller Sergey Komarov accompanied the C150GO team on their travels through Russia, serving as navigator, communicator, and liaison with local authorities.

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