Commissioner Jordan to fly high with famed pilot
Policymaker gets first-hand look at Mom & Pop Grant funds in action
(MIAMI, FL) – In 2007, at the age of 23, Barrington Irving gained fame by becoming the youngest pilot to fly around the world. Now the Florida Memorial University graduate is the owner of Irving Ventures, a company he founded that encourages students to pursue careers in engineering and aviation. With the help of a Mom & Pop grant, Irving is able to continue his mission. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. will take flight with him in the same Columbia 400 single-engine four-seater airplane in which he completed his historic expedition.
That flight will take place on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the Orion Jet Center at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport, 14950 N.W. 44th Court, in Opa-locka.
“Barrington is one of those rare gems who will shine wherever he goes,” said Commissioner Jordan, whose district houses Irving Ventures. “Barrington’s program clearly defines the mission of the Mom & Pop grant because it gives companies such as his the opportunity to touch lives in a positive manner.”
Irving’s famous flight was recognized in Ripley’s Believe it or Not, National Geographic, and the Guinness Book of World Records, among others.
Barrington Irving, Founder, Irving Ventures
Orion Jet Center
14950 N.W. 44th Court
Opa-locka, FL 33054