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Oxford and Cambridge have now decided to
THE WORD IS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Subject: FW: Armless Girl Gets A Pilot License
Jessica Cox, 25, a girl born without arms, stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tucson, Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.
Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word "can't."
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.
"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.
"When she came up here driving a car," Traweek recalled, "I knew she'd have no problem flying a plane."
Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn't want to use prosthetic devices.
The message describes how Jessica Cox, a young woman who was born without arms, has been able to rack up a long list of outstanding achievements in spite of her disability. The email, which includes several attached photographs of Jessica, explains how the girl from Tucson, Arizona was even able to gain a Sport Pilot certificate and become the first pilot in the US to be licensed to fly using only her feet.
And piloting a plane is only one of Jessica's achievements. Jessica, who works as a motivational speaker, also drives a car, has a black belt at taekwondo, uses a computer and otherwise lives a normal life. She is so adept at using her feet, she is even able to insert her contact lenses and apply makeup using only her feet. In her role as a motivational speaker, Jessica has inspired audiences across the United States
Oxford and Cambridge have now decided to remove the words CAN'T and IMPOSSIBLE from their dictionary
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Amazing article there. Kinda puts some things in perspective doesn't it? I know I could afford to spend a bit less time thinking about why I can't do something and just getting it DONE!
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Thanks for the reminder Phil..
We take SO MANY things for granted...
Have a nice day.
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I almost missed this post because of the title. Glad I came back to it.
Thanks for posting this,
Amazing. And is that realy true they're removing imnpossible and can't ??!
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Either way I still think woman shouldn't fly... (Kidding) Congrats to this girl!!