MIAMI – On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the South Florida community will welcome Captain Barrington Irving, Miami’s own educational hero who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, after a two-month trip to Asia, Indonesia, and Australia, where he carried out 16 powerful ground, air, and sea expeditions exploring real-life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, history, geography and humanities (STEM+).
Throughout the trip, thousands of students worldwide followed Irving’s adventures through videos and a real-time blog on www.flyingclassroom.com. An electronic portal on board enabled them to follow and participate in expeditions as part of their school science curriculums. The Flying Classroom, named Inspiration III, is a Hawker 400XP business jet provided by Executive Air Services in Miami.
More than 150 students from area schools, special guests, local marching bands, and members of the 5000 Role Models will greet Captain Irving and his crew when they arrive at Landmark Aviation located at 15001 NW 42nd Avenue Opa-locka Airport on November 18th starting at 10am.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. Flying Classroom Jet Lands at Opa-locka Airport
10:15-11:15 Remarks by VIP’s, Barrington, Q&A with students
11:15-noon Media Interviews/Photo ops
Noon-2 pm Flying Classroom—20-minute flights for media/special guests
Program Speakers includes:
-Fedrick Ingram, President, United Teachers of Dade
-Fabio Alexander, CEO, Executive Air Services
-Captain Barrington Irving, President, Experience Aviation, Inc; Guinness World Record Holder; National Geographic Emerging Explorer