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Inspirational Pilot, Mentor Barrington Irving to Receive American Spirit Award

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Barrington Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane and who has continued to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace, will receive the association’s 2019 American Spirit Award.

Irving was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in inner-city Miami, FL believing that college football represented his only opportunity to receive a higher education. Although Irving received several scholarship offers out of high school, he instead opted to pursue a career in aviation under the guidance and mentoring of a Jamaican airline pilot. READ MORE (NBAA)