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ICAO: historic ‘Dreams Soar’ round-the-world STEM mission takes flight

Montreal, Canada - The mission will be spending the entire week of 15-19 May in Montreal, conducting a wide range of visits and events with ICAO support

Shaesta Waiz, the courageous 29 year old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ solo round-the-world flight for STEM, touched down in Montréal today at "Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport" and was greeted by a team of ICAO VIPs and the senior management of the STRATOS Aviation flight school. Later this summer, when she completes her adventurous journey through 30 stops and 18 different countries, Shaesta will have become the youngest woman in history to embark on and complete a solo round-the-world flight. ICAO’s support for" Dreams Soar" is part of its Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) programme, which is focused on attracting the best and brightest to fill the hundreds of thousands of careers which will soon be available for new pilots and other skilled air transport personnel. Greater Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational capacity and access globally is a critical prerequisite to developing this 21st century aviation workforce, making "Dreams Soar" a very natural mission to support for the UN specialized agency for civil aviation. The mission will be spending the entire week of 15-19 May in Montreal, conducting a wide range of student outreach visits and official events with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) support.

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