UPDATED: Final Leg Of Round The World Solo – Barrington Irving Arrives Home In Miami

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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!

Story here

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…

Jamaican-Born Barrington Irving: First Black Person, And The Youngest Pilot Ever To Fly Solo Around The World

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11 responses to “UPDATED: Final Leg Of Round The World Solo – Barrington Irving Arrives Home In Miami

  1. Pride of Barbados

    Well done, Barrington! Way to go, man! Bob Marley would be proud of you, as all Jamaica must be.

  2. Chase

    Bimbro must be having nightmares!!

  3. Chase

    Well done sir….you have made us all proud!!

  4. lol @ Bimbro nightmares

    Congrats Barrington!

  5. crossroads

    well done barrington, congrats

  6. Michael. Milton Keynes, Uk

    Bimbro…where are you when we need you…..oh, I know, you are in Jamaica shacked up with a nice curvy Jamaican dance hall queen!!..I knew you were only kidding about what you said in your initial postings……..anyway, well done Barrington….good on ya mate!!

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  8. Yardbroom

    Well done Barington, I can see your star shining brightly, it has certainly illuminated Jamaica.

  9. Monic aCoke

    Congratulations Barrington. I am a very proud Jamaican. Delighted to hear such good news in these times when al you hear about JA and its peoples are the negative. You are a real role model and I hope a lot of our young men will emulate you tenacity and grit and begin to punch above their weight.

    I will be in touch with you again. I am involved in an after School Science Club -Science Engineering and technology and it would be great to hav eto come speak of your journey at a dinner we are planning for sometime next year.

    Blessings

    Monica Coke

  10. Monica Coke

    Congratulations Barrington. I am a very proud Jamaican. Delighted to hear such good news in these times when all you hear about JA and its peoples are the negative. You are a real role model and I hope a lot of our young men will emulate your tenacity and grit and begin to punch above their weight.

    I will be in touch with you again. I am involved in an after School Science Club -Science Engineering and Technology and it would be great to hav eto come speak of your journey at a dinner we are planning for sometime next year.

    Blessings

    Monica Coke
    Birmingham
    England

  11. Eva Francis

    Great Job Barrington. We are all proud of you.