African-American pilot helps kids' dreams soar

05/4/2009 | TCPalm.com (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (free content)

Two years after becoming the first African American to complete a round-the-world solo flight, Barrington Irving is using his notoriety to inspire youth to pursue their dreams in aviation. "To be able to show kids the opportunities that exist for them in aviation is remarkable," Irving said during a recent appearance in Vero Beach, Fla. "They can look at me and realize that if I can achieve my dream, they can, too."

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