First woman to fly an airplane with her feet
- Jessica Cox
- 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.