Thursday, 18 January 2018

Meet The Woman With No Arms Who Flies Aeroplane With Her Legs

A young woman has made history by becoming the world's first licensed armless pilot as she can fly a plane with her legs.

Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do.

Jessica Cox is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt holder in the American Taekwondo Association.

Jessica Cox suffered a rare birth defect and was born without any arms.

She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in communications.


The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet.

Cox flew in a single engine airplane for the first time via Wright Flight in 2005. Cox earned her pilot's certificate on October 10, 2008, after three years of training, and is qualified to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet. She received her flight training through an Able Flight scholarship and soloed under the instruction of Parrish Traweek.


At the age of 10, Cox began training in taekwondo at a school in her home town of Sierra Vista. A1 14, she earned her first black belt. While in college at the University of Arizona Cox restarted her taekwondo training at an American Taekwondo Association club on campus.

In an effort to help future students without the use of arms the instructors created an entire training curriculum by modifying the standard material from the ATA.


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