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WDKX.com » Event » 1st African-American Solo Pilot to Fly Around the World Visits Rochester
Mar 20th 2009 5:30 pm
1st African-American Solo Pilot to Fly Around the World Visits Rochester
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What: Barrington Irving guest appearance event to benefit the Youth Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes quality sports opportunities for youth sports programs in the City of Rochester.

When: 6:30pm Friday, March 20, 2009 (V.I.P reception @ 5:30pm)

Where: USAirports Hangar 6 located off Scottsville Road on the grounds of the Greater Rochester Airport.

Tickets for the event are $20 with a limited number of V.I.P. seats available at $100

For event information or tickets call the Tony Jordan Youth Sports Foundation @ 585-748-6804. Tickets are also available at Wegmans Food Markets, in the lobby of USAirports - 1265 Scottsville Rd., Rochester Public market Office - 280 N. union St. and at the City's Bureau of Recreation Offices - 400 dewey Ave.


Mr. Irving, a native of Jamaica, achieved international fame June 27, 2007, by becoming the first African American and youngest person ever to fly solo around the world. Even more remarkably, he built his own plane - Inspiration - securing donations piece by piece, with help from an aircraft manufacturer.