November 1, 2023

Canadian pilot completes solo flight around world

Jon Robinson

— By Shazia Nazir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Milton Reporter, Milton Reporter

Callum Wallace, a pilot and Engel & Völkers Oakville advisor, made history as the fourth Canadian to complete a solo flight around the world successfully. The incredible journey, known as “Flight for Hope,” culminated in October 2023 when Wallace touched down at Burlington Executive Airport.

Flight for Hope, a daring round-the-world expedition in a small single-engine aircraft, was undertaken by Callum Wallace to support the Burlington-based charity Home Suite Hope.

The challenging voyage took Wallace through an extensive flight path, covering multiple countries and continents. His journey began in Quebec, and traversed through Iqaluit, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Wallace also made critical stops in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, and Christmas Island.

This epic adventure has garnered significant attention and support, with funds raised through Flight for Hope being donated to Home Suite Hope, a Canadian charity dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless single parents.

Home Suite Hope’s transformative four-year program provides homeless single parents vital support, including rental subsidies, access to childcare, transportation, two years of college education, life skills training, professional development, mentorship, employment support, and intensive case management. The ultimate goal is financial independence and long-term stability, with a positive intergenerational impact.