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By Bill Read Fraes, Royal Aeronautical Society This month saw the completion of a new world record, as pilot Shaesta Waiz became the youngest woman to complete a solo round-the-world flight in a single-engine aircraft. The flight was part of a wider campaign to inspire the...

Shaesta Waiz wants her round-the-world trip to inspire girls everywhere. By Arielle Emmett, Air & Space Magazine In Kabul this summer, a hundred young Afghan girls swarmed around 30-year-old Shaesta Waiz, the first woman from Afghanistan ever to hold a civilian fixed-wing pilot’s license. Waiz was born...

In Case You Missed It: Dreams Soar Launched May 13 From Daytona Beach International Airport Excitement and pride filled the warm Florida air on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The official Dreams Soar event took place beginning at 10:00 am, with founder and pilot, Shaesta Waiz wheels...

    First certified civilian female Afghan pilot will attempt to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world to promote STEM and aviation education to encourage women to believe in themselves and allow their dreams to soar. Scheduled for May 13, 2017, weather permitting, Shaesta Waiz will begin...