by; Roshal De Silva
Shaesta Waiz, youngest woman to complete a round-the-world solo flight landed in Sri Lanka on 27 July 2017. Waiz plans to have made 30 stops in 18 countries on five continents, covering a total of over 25,000 miles.
Bandaranaike International Airport on Thursday welcomed Shaesta Waiz, a 29-year old Afghan aviator on a quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and aviation education to the next generation of promising youngsters.
By the end of her 90-day voyage in her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft – which began at Daytona Beach International Airport in Florida on May 13 – Waiz plans to have made 30 stops in 18 countries on five continents, covering a total of over 25,000 miles. At each stop, she will host events she hopes will get young people interested in science.