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Jessica Cox – Armless Girl Pilot

Jessica Cox, a girl born without arms, stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tucson, Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first armless girl pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.

Jessica Cox - armless girl pilot

in childhood

Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word “can’t”.

Jessica Cox - child photo

Jessica Cox - early age

Jessica Cox as a pilot

Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using 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.

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Jessica Cox - piloting

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

Parrish Traweek runs PC Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Services and has trained many pilots, some of whom didn’t come close to Cox’s abilities.

Drive a Car

“When she came up here driving a car,” Traweek recalled, “I knew she’d have no problem flying a plane.”

Jessica Cox - driving

Writing with Legs

Jessica Cox - Writing

Swimming

Jessica Cox - swimming

Mackup & Other Activities

Jessica Cox - mackup

Jessica Cox -  sports
Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn’t want to use prosthetic devices.

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Jessica Cox, a girl born without arms, stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tucson, Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first armless girl pilot licensed to fly using only her feet. in childhood Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word "can't". Jessica Cox as a pilot Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet. With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column, Cox, 25,…

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