Dreams Soar founder Shaesta Waiz was born in Afghanistan, emigrating as a refugee to the United States as a young girl. She is the first certified female civilian pilot from Afghanistan and the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, inspiring thousands to follow their dreams. Read more…
From the beginning, Dreams Soar has benefitted from an eager, accomplished, and diverse group of volunteers, including some of the top names in aviation. Our outreach to the global population of females, to say “Yes, you can fly! You can thrive in STEM fields!” is a mission that resonates with this tirelessly dedicated group. Meet our Dream Team.
In recognition of her accomplishments and completion of the global flight, the Smithsonian awarded Shaesta the National Air and Space Museum 2018 Trophy for Current Achievement. This trophy is an enormous honor, presented annually to recognize both past and present achievements in the field air and space.
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% OF PILOTS WORLDWIDE THAT ARE FEMALE