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  • Who: Jessica Cox

  • What: First woman to fly an airplane with her feet

  • Where: United States

The first woman to fly an airplane with her feet is Jessica Cox (b. 2 February 1983, USA), who was able to gain her pilot's licence on 10 October 2008 in spite of being born without arms.

Jessica holds a Sport Pilot certificate, which qualifies her to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet. Flying a Ercoupoe, a plane manufactured in the mid-1940s compatible with her abilities, Jessica mans the controls with one foot and delicately guides the steering column with the other. Jessica, a University of Arizona graduate, is a motivational speaker.


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