We give Barrington Irving 30 seconds to describe flying around the world solo and then we have to bleep him.
Got 30 Dollars in My Pocket
Barrington Irving starts his journey from "humble beginnings" to trailblazing pilot.
Barrington Irving completes his flight around the world and returns home to get kids as excited about aviation as he is.
Barrington Was A Rolling Stone
What does an around-the-world pilot do to stay awake while flying? SING!
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.”
Share this article
Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.