Barrington Irving

Barrington IrvingCaptain Barrington Irving has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others. He’s traveled to 50 countries, and, in 2007, set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. Now 34, Barrington investigates real-world STEM problems across the globe, and has completed more than 30 STEM expeditions. In 2014, he established the Flying Classroom, a K-8 STEM+ digital curriculum that challenges students to design innovative solutions to the problems he investigates. He also created nonprofit Experience Aviation, which offers hands-on, STEM-based programs and career guidance to middle and high school students in several states. Barrington graduated magna cum laude from Florida Memorial University, and has received a Congressional Resolution acknowledging his pioneering work in aviation education. He is a 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.