UAS applauds Maya Ghazal’s achievements
UAS International Trip Support welcomed headline speaker Maya Ghazal at the 34th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference in Long Beach, CA.
Ghazal has become an inspirational role model for young women pursuing an aviation career. She fled war in her home country of Syria in 2015. In 2019 she fulfilled her dream of becoming the first female Syrian refugee pilot, aged 21 and her inspiration was – London Heathrow Airport.
Ghazal became interested in aviation watching aircraft take off and land while based out of a hotel at Britain’s biggest airport. She asked her mother to join her in its car parks to see the aircraft more closely and changed her plan to study aviation engineering instead of medical engineering.
Since graduating 2021 with a degree in aviation engineering and pilot studies from Brunel University, London, Ghazal is now working as a research engineer with the Manufacturing Technology Centre. (cj)