Esther Mbabazi

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Esther Mbabazi
Born Burundi[1]
Nationality Rwandan
Occupation Pilot
Known for Being the first female pilot in Rwanda.

Esther Mbabazi is the first female pilot in Rwanda[2][3][4] Her family fled Rwanda before the 1994 genocide. She was born in Burundi, but moved back to Rwanda with her family in 1996.[2] Her father died in a plane crash when she was eight.[2]

She trained at the Soroti flight school in Uganda before being sponsored to continue her training in Florida by RwandAir.[2]