Trailblazer: Afghan woman on round-the-world solo flight


lawson james blog entertainment newsBorn in a refugee camp, Shaesta Waiz was a timid child afraid of airplanes. Now she is the first certified civilian female pilot in the war-torn country of Afghanistan.

Waiz arrived in Montreal, Canada on the third leg of her worldwide solo flight on Monday. She will stop in 18 countries across five continents to complete the over 40,000-kilometer journey.
While most industries have made significant efforts to attract females in the last few decades, the aviation industry is still lagging behind.
Over 600,000 active pilots have licenses in the US, but only about six percent are women, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The 29-year-old Waiz launched the solo flight in part to inspire a new generation of female pilots to consider careers in male-dominated technical fields like aviation.

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