C150 Global Odyssey

What is C150GO?

The C150 Global Odyssey (C150GO) is the brainchild of Bob and Steven Dengler, a father-son team with a passion for aviation, adventure and the country they call home. C150GO is the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight, and the first ever father-son global circumnavigation.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Canadian crew – comprised of Bob, Steven and helicopter ace Rob ‘Dugal’ MacDuff – will fly a Canadian-made Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter over 37,000 km in just over one month. Starting in the nation’s capital on July 1, 2017 and zigzagging the globe, the crew will visit more than 100 airports in 14 countries as they travel the world.

Not only will their circumnavigation take the crew through Ottawa and every Canadian provincial and territorial capital, but they will also visit many historical Canadian landmarks along the way.

C150GO is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization developed to support and raise funds for both the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation. This historic milestone in Canadian aviation has been years in the making. C150GO comes to life in 2017, ready to capture the attention of Canadians across the country as we all celebrate 150 years of Confederation.

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c150go Fact Sheet

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    Aircraft

    Bell 429 Global Ranger, manufactured in Montreal, the world’s most advanced light twin helicopter

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    Crew

    Three Canadian Pilots, including the first father-son duo to attempt a global circumnavigation

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    Departure

    July 1, 2017
    Canada’s 150th Birthday

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    Duration

    35 to 40 days

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    Distance

    38,000 KM
    20,000 Nautical Miles

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    Stops

    103 airports in 14 countries

World Record

C150GO marks not only the first Canadian global circumnavigation by helicopter, but also the first father-son team to fly around the world. Bob and Steven Dengler are working with the FAI and Guinness World Records to officially register this record.

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Itinerary

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Montréal, Québec
  • Québec City, Québec
  • Saguenay, Québec
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Confederation Bridge, Borden-Carleton, PEI
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historical Site, Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Stephenville, Newfoundland
  • Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • St. John's, Newfoundland
  • St. Anthony, Newfoundland
  • L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
  • Goose Bay, Newfoundland
  • Kangiqsualujjuaq, Québec
  • Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • Pangnirtung, Nunavut
  • Nuuk, Greenland
  • Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Kulusuk, Greenland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Egilsstadir, Iceland
  • Vagar, Faroe Islands
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Marconi Centre, Poldhu, England
  • Culdrose, England
  • London, England
  • Caen, France
  • Canadian Vimy Ridge Memorial, France
  • Dahlem, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Kazan, Russia
  • Ufa, Russia
  • Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Tyumen, Russia
  • Omsk, Russia
  • Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Bratsk, Russia
  • Nizhneangarsk, Russia
  • Bodaybo, Russia
  • Olyokminsk, Russia
  • Yakutsk, Russia
  • Ust-Maya, Russia
  • Okhotsk, Russia
  • Magadan, Russia
  • Gizhiga, Russia
  • Pakhachi, Russia
  • Anadyr, Russia
  • Provideniya, Russia
  • Nome, Alaska
  • Bethel, Alaska
  • Ilyamna, Alaska
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Northway, Alaska
  • Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
  • Watson Lake, Yukon
  • Fort Nelson, British Columbia
  • Fort St John, British Columbia
  • Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Penticton, British Columbia
  • Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Jasper, Alberta
  • Slave Lake, Alberta
  • High Level, Alberta
  • Hay River, Alberta
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
  • Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Cold Lake, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • The Pas, Manitoba
  • Thompson, Manitoba
  • Churchill, Manitoba
  • Gillam, Manitoba
  • Norway House, Manitoba
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Red Lake, Ontario
  • Sioux Lookout, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Geraldton, Ontario
  • Wawa, Ontario
  • Timmins, Ontario
  • Moosonee, Ontario
  • Rouyn-Noranda, Québec
  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Borden, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Trenton, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bell Textron Helicopter Plant,
    Montréal, Québec

The C150Go Crew

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    Bob Dengler, Aurora, ON

    Founder of Dynatec Mining in 1980, Bob is a recognized pioneer of modern Canadian mining, growing the company over 25 years into an industry leader employing over 1,500 people. Bob has a true adventurous spirit; In 2014 he summited Kilimanjaro and in 2015, flew his Bell 429 from Toronto to the top of Baffin Island, a 4,400-nautical-mile journey. Both journeys were completed with his wife Patricia by his side.

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    Steven Dengler - King, ON

    Steven is a Canadian entrepreneur with over 20 years of leadership in the tech space. In 1993 he co-founded XE, the world’s trusted currency authority. A renowned financial technology innovator, Canadian investor, and startup mentor, Steven is also the executive producer for numerous film and video game projects. He is a proficient pilot of both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

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    Rob “Dugal” MacDuff - Montreal, QC

    A retired test pilot for the Bell 429 Global Ranger, Rob is a distinguished helicopter professional with over 12,000 hours of flight experience. Rob has helped other notable Canadians pursue their love for flying, including hockey legend Guy LaFleur. Rob rounds out the C150GO crew as its third pilot.

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    VIP Guest: Guy Lafleur - Montreal, QC

    Hockey Legend Guy Lafleur will be joining the crew as a special guest for a number of Canadian stops. In his 17-year NHL career, he played 1126 games, scored 560 goals, and 5 Stanley Cups.

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    VIP Guest: Dave Williams - Newmarket, ON

    Dr. Dave Williams will join C150GO for its inaugural leg. Dave is a renowned Canadian doctor and astronaut who has flown aboard Space Shuttles Columbia and Endeavor, as well as the International Space Station. He currently serves as CEO of Southlake Hospital.

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    VIP Guest: Peter Bregg - Toronto, ON

    Internationally-renowned photojournalist Peter Bregg will join the team as photographer for a number of key stops. In a career spanning four decades, Peter has traveled to more than 85 countries and received the Order of Canada.

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