Aviation for Girls

2015

Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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Fatima Shaf by James Wynbrandt B y the time Fatima Shaf, WAI 44827, discovered her love of air- planes, it was too late—not for a career in aviation, but for the future she and her family had always imagined. For a girl growing up in Pakistan, "the goal of life is to be mar- ried," says Fatima, an ExpressJet Airlines frst offcer operating CRJ 700 and 900 regional jets. "The way the social structure is, you need a man to support you—morally, emotionally, and fnancially," she says. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FATIMA SHAFI N a v i g a t i n g a m o s t c i r c u i t o u s f l i g h t p a t h

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