Meet pilot Barrington Irving in this video profile from NOVA’s “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.” Barrington came from humble beginnings but with the help of a mentor, was inspired to become a pilot. In 2007, Barrington became the first African American and youngest pilot to fly around the world solo. When he landed, he realized he could use his story to help other students achieve. Today, he runs an educational foundation called Experience Aviation, which works to “lift today’s youth to a higher plane.” This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
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