First woman to fly an airplane with her feet
Who
Jessica Cox
What
first
Where
United States
When
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.