Earth-Rounder Barrington Irving's New Goal

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Barrington Irving, the Jamaican-born 23-year-old who this year flew around the world in a Columbia 400 built largely with parts donated from suppliers, plans to conduct an eight-week training course in October for inner-city kids in Miami. The program aims to expose disadvantaged youngsters to the world of aviation, while enhancing their math, science and reading skills. They'll use 10 Microsoft flight simulators housed in a "facility refurbished last year by Irving and one of his friends," according to BlackAmericaWeb.com.

In 2005, Irving established a non-profit organization to help reach his goals -- one of which is to be able to fulfill speaking engagement requests from entities that cannot even afford to pay Irving's travel expenses. "Those are most often the folks who need to hear what I have to say, and I want to be able to answer those requests," he told BlackAmericaWeb.com. Descr: Fresh from solo around the world flight, Barrington Irving plans to tech inner-city kids how to fly.