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Afghanistan's Woman Top Gun: First Female Air Force Pilot Since Fall of the Taliban Defies Death Threats to Take to the Skies
World  (tags: Niloofar Rahmani, pilot, Aghan Airforce, first woman pilot, U.S Secretary of State's International W )

- 1462 days ago -
Niloofar Rahmani, 23, is the first female pilot in the Afghani military since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. She and her family have been forced to move several times after receiving death threats from the Taliban. Award for courage. SEE VIDEO
Dozens of Whales Die After Being Stranded on New Zealand Beach
World  (tags: Whales, New Zealand, Conservation, Pilot, Stranded, Beach )

- 3168 days ago -
New Zealand conservation officials are planning another attempt to refloat at least 15 pilot whales that were part of a larger group that beached themselves early Friday.
ON THIS DAY - 1962: Russia Frees US Spy Plane Pilot
World  (tags: russia, usa, pilot, gary powers, u2, spy plane, cia, 1962, on this day )

- 4098 days ago -
American spy plane pilot Captain Francis "Gary" Powers has been freed from prison in the Soviet Union in exchange for a Russian spy jailed in the US. Gary Powers was sentenced to 10 years in a Soviet prison after his U-2 plane was shot down over Russia i

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