At 23, this Jamaican became the youngest and first black pilot to fly solo around the world - News Summed Up

At 23, this Jamaican became the youngest and first black pilot to fly solo around the world


Pic credit: Airport JournalsHis solo flight journey ended on June 27, 2007, in Miami and took 97 days, 150 hours (of flight time) and 26,800 miles. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 11, 1983, Irving was six years when his family relocated to inner-city Miami, Florida. He set off from Miami, Florida on March 23, 2007, for his flight and returned on June 27. Barrington Irving is first black person to fly solo around the world. Pic credit: Our Time PressHe was also inducted into the African American Research Library’s Hall of Famous Black Achievers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2007.


Source: The North Africa Journal March 23, 2019 15:22 UTC



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