“I didn’t realize it was a challenge. I just thought it was something cool.”
Barrington was the first African-American to fly around the world solo; in so doing, he overcame multiple storms as well as the lack of a bathroom.
As an educator, Barrington engages kids in math and science and building airplanes (which he actually flies!).
30 Seconds on Flying Around the World Solo
Got 30 Dollars in My Pocket
Barrington Was A Rolling Stone
About Barrington Irving
In 2007, Barrington Irving became the first African American and the youngest person at that time to pilot a plane around the world solo. When he eventually landed back at the Miami airport where he started, Barrington began to use his achievement as a way to reach young people. His educational foundation, Experience Aviation, works to “lift today’s youth to a higher plane.”