DECEMBER 2016 – ISSUE 12 – MILESTONES!
Captain Barrington Irving, born in Jamaica in 1983, has traveled to 50 countries, conducted over 30 STEM expeditions, successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430,and had high schoolers build a plane he flew on its test flight.
In 2007, he set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others. With his innovative Flying Classroom curriculum, Barrington is transforming the way students learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by engaging them in problem-solving activities that enable them to overcome new challenges.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida Memorial University, Barrington was the recipient of a 2008 Congressional Resolution acknowledging his work in aviation education. 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.