Captain Barrington Irving from Jamaica in 2007, at the age of 23, set two world records as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the World. He received the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world and was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012.
He was brought up in inner city Miami, and was inspired to pursue aviation at age 15, when a Jamaican airline pilot offered to mentor him. He rejected college football scholarships to pursue a career in STEM and never looked back.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida Memorial University, Barrington was the recipient of a Congressional Resolution acknowledging his pioneering work in aviation education.
He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others. Now 32, Barrington has developed a Flying Classroom curriculum (flyingclassroom.com) that transforms the way students learn STEM.