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Published on Nov 24, 2008
If you think you can't do something flying or what ever, watch this.
I was very moved by this young ladies ablities, but may be her attitude was even more impressive.
This young woman, Jessica Cox was born with out arms and learned to fly. As a former flight instructor and a professional airline pilot. I can tell you this is really an inspirational thing to everyone, much less pilots. Way to go Jessica. Watching her fly so smoothly and confidently is very impressive (even with two arms). Trust me I know, nicely done. Wish I had this video when I was teaching full time.
The plane she is flying is called an Ercoupe (pronounced air-coupe) which does have rudder pedals. The Ercoupe was made in the late 40's and early 50's. The unique thing about Ercoupe is it's one of the few airplanes to be made and certified with out pedals. With out rudder pedals Jessica is free to use her feet as hands.
There have been other handicapped pilots who convert and modify controls of other planes but Jessica's plane is stock. I belive shi is the only one to fly with no arms in a stock or modified plane of any kind.