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Barrington Irving, Pilot and Educator

  • Barrington Irving Birth

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    Barrington Irving Life before flight

    He was raised in inner Miami, surrounded by failing schools, poverty, and crime.
    When he turned 15, a Jamaican pilot showed him what it's like to fly in an airplane. Irving fell in love with flying and was set on pursuing two dreams: becoming a pilot and flying solo around the world.
  • Experience Aviation

    Barrington founded the nonprofit organization Experience Aviation.
  • Success

    Barrington was successful in flying solo across the world. He was the youngest and first and only African American that ever flew around the world solo.