UPDATED: June 27, 2007
Barrington arrived safely in Miami to a marching-band welcome.
I didn’t know it before… but he built the aircraft that he flew around the world in!
UPDATED: June 27, 2007 06:45am Miami Time
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Barrington Irvine touched down at Orlando Executive Airport late last night and will be making his final leg from Orlando to Miami this morning. He is scheduled to arrive at Miami at 10am local time (14:00 hours GMT, June 27, 2007)
Word is that CNN may cover his landing live (like the Space Shuttle!)
Now that he is only a 30 minute flight from home, the world is paying attention. I see all kinds of stories on the newswires this morning.
“Kick the tires and light the fires”
Good luck Barrington!
June 27, 2007, 01:42hrs GMT – Watching Live Via GPS Satellite Tracking…
Altitude: 7411 feet / Ground speed: 169 knots / Heading: 92 degrees true
I love this kid. Only hours to go and he’s punching through thunderstorm alley on his way home. He must be facing a fierce headwind because his aircraft is capable of much more progress over the track made good.
Damn, I wish I could be there in Miami to tell Barrington how proud we are of him, but the best I can do is to stay up all night and follow his progress on his website.
If you don’t know what it is all about, check out our earlier story…