Experience Aviation is a non-profit organization which utilizes aviation to build STEM skills and address the shortage of professionals.
Experience Aviation is a nonprofit organization that utilizes aviation to build STEM skills in students and direct them toward careers in aviation and other STEM-related fields.
In 2005, at age 21, Barrington Irving founded the non-profit organization, Experience Aviation Inc., to address the shortage of skilled professionals in aviation and other STEM-related industries by motivating youth and encouraging them to pursue careers involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Since then, the Experience Aviation team and its partners, including middle and high school educators and community leaders, have worked toward a common goal. Their mission is to inspire young people to identify and pursue their dreams in STEM.
Experience Aviation is a 501-C3 non-profit organization based at Opa-Locka Executive Airport and the Glenn Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs. The organization operates two 3,200-square-foot Learning Center facilities. Successful programs offered at the Center and at community partner facilities include a 10-week Build & Soar Project, a STEM Summer Academy, Inspiration Career Tours, and a Career Development/Internship program.
Because Experience Aviation's programs are successfully bridging the gap between the classroom and STEM-related industries, Barrington and his team are working to replicate their success in Miami by partnering with schools nationwide.