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Barrington Irving Jr. :First Black Pilot to Fly Around the World

Meet Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007  he became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo. He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, a Cessna 400, is named the “Inspiration.” The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days, approximately 145 Flight hours, almost 30 miles over 300,000 students following him and blogging him… On Saturday, May 31. Captain Irving spoke to the students of Lancaster ISD about his journey to becoming the youngest person to fly...

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At the age of 24, Esther Mbabazi made history as Rwanda’s 1st Female Pilot!

Esther Mbabazi is the first female pilot in the country of Rwanda and getting international attention for her achievements. The most remarkable aspect of Esther’s story is the fact that at the age of 8 her father was killed in a plane crash. One would assume that such a tragic occurrence would have dissuaded her from pursuing aviation; on the contrary, Esther used it to fuel her aspirations of becoming a pilot. She is fluent in five languages. Esther attributes her rise in the ranks to passion, hard work and...

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Tech Spotlight: Youngest Commercial Pilot In Zambia Kalenga

Youngest commercial pilot in Zambia Kalenga Kamwendo has won The Peer Rising Star Award in New York…. Kalenga was just 19 years old when he became Zambia’s youngest pilot. In an exclusive interview African celebs, Kalenga Kamwendo told us about how it all started and some amazing events that he has coming up. African celebs: Please introduce yourself? KK: My name is Kalenga Kamwendo, I’m a 22 year old Zambian youth. I’m a commercial pilot working with Proflight Zambia on the British aerospace jetstream 3200 series. African celebs: Where are you from and why did you start? KK: I started because of passion; that should always be the driving...

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Son Tung M-TP – Vietnamese Pop Artist

SON TUNG M-TP: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT V-POP INTO OUR HOMES How many of us listened to Vietnamese pop music so far, or who have we heard of from this genre? The recent works of a 25-years-old artist Son Tung M-TP have unlocked the gate between Vietnam’s music industry and the rest of the world. Trending No.1 On YouTube, Vietnamese Singer-Songwriter And Actor. Although some of his songs were heavily criticized for resembling other works, this didn’t stop Tung from gaining fame. Son Tung, with the full name Nguyen Thanh Tung, was born on July 5, 1994, in Thai...

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Mandla Maseko: ”Afronaut” – Gone Too Soon

The Tragic Death Of The First African Set To Travel Space Becoming an astronaut and working with NASA is a big challenge with the enormous competition. Six years ago, there was a special call for applicants to win a trip to space. Among one million applicants, only 23 were selected. This number is now reduced to 22 because one of the winners recently passed away in a motorcycle crash. Mandla Maseko was an individual applicant, he would have been the first black African to travel to space. It all started in 2013 with the competition organized by AXE Apollo...

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