At 23, this Jamaican became the youngest and first black pilot to fly solo around the world

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When Barrington Irving began seeking sponsorship in 2003 towards his round-the-world trip, he was initially turned down by more than 50 different sponsors.

With just a little over 600 hours of flight experience, many thought that Irving was too young and inexperienced with the mission he sought to achieve . . .

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