Waiz discovered a passion for flying and became the youngest certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan.
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An Afghan pilot hoping to become the youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight was preparing Monday to start the trans-Atlantic leg of her journey.Shaesta Waiz, 29, was born in a refugee camp at the end of the Soviet War in Afghanistan before immigrating with her family to the United States in 1987 .There, she discovered a passion for flying and obtained her pilot's license – becoming the youngest certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan. According to ICAO figures, less than 5 percent of commercial pilots are women.
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