Jamaican Born Aviator-Pilots Plane Around The World Solo

Aug 2, 2016
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Almost 10 years ago, Jamaican born Barrington Irving, then 23 years old, became one of the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world by himself.

Irving’s journey is an example of how hard work and ambition can make the difference to a young man who was not suppose to accomplished this feat. He grew up in Miami’s inner city, surrounded by crime and poverty, but beat all odds. While this seems miles away from his homeland, his journey mirrors many Jamaican youths who live in similar or worst conditions.

Jovel Johnson Interviews Irving

When you think of Boy Wonder, your mind automatically goes to the “Caped Crusader”, Batman’s sidekick, Robin. But that’s not at all what I mean when I say Boy Wonder. It also means, “an extremely talented and accomplished young man.”

Today, Barrington Irving now works to inspire young people to pursue their dreams through the world of aviation.

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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