Staff Writer Jul 6th 2017

DXB welcomed Dreams Soar's Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman attempting a solo flight around the world

Today Dubai International welcomed Shaesta Waiz, the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan who is attempting to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.

Waiz’s mission, under the banner of ‘Dreams Soar’, aims to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aviation education to the next generation.

Beginning her solo flight from Daytona Beach International Airport on May 13, 2017, the 29-year old aviator is on a 90-day journey that will involve 30 stops on five continents, in 18 countries, covering a total of more than 25,000 miles.

The initiative is led by Dreams Soar, a non-profit organisation founded by Waiz in 2014, and supported by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the Airports Council International.

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