Shaesta Waiz, First Female Certified Civilian Pilot from Afghanistan

Title

Shaesta Waiz, First Female Certified Civilian Pilot from Afghanistan

Description

From Wikipedia: Shaesta Waiz, an Afghan-American pilot, is the first female certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan, and the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft. Waiz was born in Afghanistan. Her family traveled to the United States in 1987 to escape the SovietAfghan War. She went on to study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she started the Women's Ambassador Program to mentor and support young women pursuing an education in aviation and engineering. She founded the non-profit organization Dreams Soar, Inc and planned a solo flight around the world, originally scheduled to launch in 2016. On October 4, 2017, Waiz became the youngest woman to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft

Creator

Dreams Soar

Date

2017

Source

http://dreamssoar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/shaesta-waiz-bonanza-hangar-1024x476.jpg

Rights

Publisher

Dreams Soar

Contributor

Dreams Soar

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Afghan-American. Afghanistan. Women. Ambassador. Nonprofit. Aviation.

Coverage

United States

Files

http://dreamssoar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/shaesta-waiz-bonanza-hangar-1024x476.jpg

Reference

Dreams Soar, Shaesta Waiz, First Female Certified Civilian Pilot from Afghanistan, Dreams Soar, 2017

Cite As

Dreams Soar, “Shaesta Waiz, First Female Certified Civilian Pilot from Afghanistan,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/579.