Historic ‘Dreams Soar’ round-the-world mission takes flight

Historic ‘Dreams Soar’ round-the-world mission takes flight

Shaesta Waiz, the 29-year-old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ solo round-the-world flight for STEM, touched down on May 15 at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and was greeted by a team of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) VIPs and the senior management of the Stratos Aviation flight school.

Later this summer, when she completes her adventurous journey through 30 stops and 18 different countries, Waiz will have become the youngest woman in history to embark on and complete a solo round-the-world flight.

“It’s really incredible to have Montreal, the headquarters of ICAO and the world capital of civil aviation, as one of my very first Dreams Soar stops,” said Waiz. “ICAO especially has been a huge help since Dreams Soar was first conceived, introducing me to aviation officials in so many of the countries I’ll be visiting, providing flight safety and route advice, and mainly just by helping to organize the global support and cooperation that projects like this really depend on.”

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