Afghan ex-refugee Shaesta Waiz on round-the-world solo flight

Afghan ex-refugee Shaesta Waiz on round-the-world solo flight

A woman born in an Afghan refugee camp is flying around the world to inspire other women to follow their dreams.

Shaesta Waiz, 29, is the first female certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan and aims to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.

She started her epic flight in a small, single-engine plane from the US where she now lives and recently arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Ms Waiz told reporters she was excited to be back in the country of her birth.

“It’s been almost 29 years. To come back to the country as a pilot who is flying around the world to inspire others – it makes me really happy to be here,” she said.

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