Thursday, May 18, 2017
Afghan Female Pilot Wishes To Become First Youngest Woman to Complete Solo Round The World Flight
An Afghan pilot hoping to become the youngest woman in history to complete solo round the world flight, is preparing to start Transatlantic leg of her journey. Shaista Waize,29, was born in refugee camp at the end of Soviet War in Afghanistan. before migrating with her family to United States in 1987. There she obtained her pilot's license, becoming the first youngest certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan. Now she wants to share that sense of freedom of soaring high above the ground with other young women. Shaesta too off from Daytona Beach, Florida and mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800 kilometers to more than 18 countries including Spain, India, Egypt, Singapore, Singapore and Australia before ending trip back to Florida in August.