#3:. Esther Mbabazi – Rwanda
Esther was born in Burundi to Rwandese parents. She became the first female Rwandese pilot in 2012.
Esther took the decision to become a pilot few years after her father was killed in a crash; the plane he was flying in overshot the runway landing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She said that the death of her father has influenced the way she flies.