Armless Woman Earns Pilot's License



Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn't prevented her from becoming the first licensed pilot to fly with only her feet:

With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column, Cox, 25, soared to achieve a Sport Pilot certificate. Her certificate qualifies her to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet.

“She’s a good pilot. She’s rock solid,” said Parrish Traweek, 42, the flying instructor at San Manuel’s Ray Blair Airport.


At the link, you can find many amazing pictures of all of the things that Cox can do, like wield nunchucks with her toes.

http://ansblog.com/2009/12/could-you-believe-of-being-a-pilot-without-hands-see-jessica-cox/ via Ace of Spades HQ | Cox's Website | Photo: Nitin Singh

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That's cool!
Had I been born without arms, I can picture myself sulking my life away about all the things I [assumed I] couldn't do. I'm glad Jessica was more ambitious. I'll have to remember her the next time I think "I can't do X because of Y."
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!!! Awesome article! I met her at the Oshkosh fly-in I think a year ago? It was her first time there and everyone wanted to talk to her, and I totally don't blame them.
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