Around the world in 35 to 40 days
C150 Global Odyssey, an around-the-world fundraising trip by helicopter, stopped at Slave Lake Airport last week for refueling. Retired mining engineer Bob Dengler, accompanied by his son Steven, professional pilot Dugal MacDuff and photographer Peter Begg had come in from Fort St. John, and after a brief meet-and-greet, were off to Edmonton. They’re on a journey of around 40,000 kilometres, raising funds for a couple of Dengler’s favourite charities. It is (or will be) the first circumnavigation of the globe by a Canadian helicopter, claims the C150GO website.
Pictured left to right are Steven Dengler, airport manager Pierre Gauthier, airport assistant manager Ken Skahl, Lisa Russell representing the Town of Slave Lake, councillor Brian Rosche of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River and Bob Dengler. Also pictured is Global Odyssey mascot Wawa the Canada goose, draped with some of the pins collected along the way. C150GO is on the home leg of the epic journey, having started a few weeks ago in Ontario, heading east.