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CAPTAIN BARRINGTON IRVING

CAPTAIN BARRINGTON IRVING IS A RENOWED PILOT, EDUCATOR, EXPLORER, AND COMMUNITY LEADER.

Captain Barrington Irving is an educator, workforce development ambassador and explorer that investigates real world STEM problems across the globe. He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others. He has traveled to over 80 countries and conducted more than 75 STEM+ expeditions. He has successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430 and then high schoolers to build a plane he flew on its test flight.

Established by Captain Irving in 2014, the Flying Classroom celebrates 10 years of bringing STEM+ curriculum into classrooms across the country, challenging students to design innovative solutions to the problems he investigates around the world. Before founding Flying Classroom, Barrington created a nonprofit, Experience Aviation, which offers hands-on, STEM-based programs and career guidance to middle and high school students.

In 2023, Captain Irving launched the Barrington Irving Technical Training School (BITTS) to serve adults in need of technical skills. BITTS was established to provide adult-skilled training and placement within aviation. This program helps bridge the gap between individuals seeking employment and fulfilling the great need for technicians and technical skills related job placement.

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