Afghan woman flies to inspire more women pilots

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Updated: 2017-05-17 09:47:29

Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistan's first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. She is launching the Dreams Soar solo round-the-world flight to inspire the next generation of women pilots and raise awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. [Photo/VCG]

Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistan's first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. [Photo/VCG]

Shaesta Waiz (R), Afghanistan's first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, talks with her friends when arriving in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. [Photo/VCG]

Shaesta Waiz (C), Afghanistan's first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. [Photo/VCG]

Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistan's first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. [Photo/VCG]

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