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Jessica Cox – An armless Girl gets a Pilot License

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Above is a Gujarati proverb which says “Will will find a way“. Jessica  Cox is a living example of proving this proverb. She is an armless girl. Still she got a pilot license! While reading, this looks something like “impossible” or “Can’t be”, but as you follow this story, you will witness the truth.

Jessica Cox

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

Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: using the word “can’t.”

You can see her face smiling even when she was a child. She must be observing other kids of her age having both the arms, and that must be quite a frustrating time for her.

But still, you can see a broad smile on face of little cute Jessica Cox.

Jessica Cox

Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet. She looks so beautiful in above image. She is probably upto dancing in a brand new pink dress. She seems to be carrying enthusiasm with her since her childhood.

Jessica Cox

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. We can clearly see that her legs are so strong.

One leg at the bottom and another opening that shutter.

Jessica Cox

“She’s a good pilot. She’s rock solid,” said Parrish Traweek, 42, the flying instructor at San Manuel’s Ray Blair Airport. Can anyone say by looking at this picture that Jessica Cox has no arms? Her face reflects her confidence. 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.

Jessica Cox

It’s make-up time, a girl act! She performs all girly things. Now using own leg to do some make up in eye is dangerous. Even by looking at above image of Jessica Cox, I can feel it. She must have to be very careful and sharp in doing it.

Jessica Cox

“When she came up here driving a car,” Traweek recalled, “I knew she’d have no problem flying a plane.” Jessica Cox is one in a million human being. This is real.

Jessica Cox

Her legs must be very strong.

Jessica Cox

Is she writing her autobiography? No? She should start it. Because what she has achieved without arms is considered to be a tough job for a person with the arms!

Jessica Cox

Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn’t want to use prosthetic devices.

Jessica Cox


I know it feels good while reading such inspirational stories of such out of the way people who have performed beyond common man’s thinking. While we mostly are suffering from common life issues like job, relationship, money, health etc, story of Jessica Cox tells us that these problems are nothing actually, provided we believe in ourselves and follow the will….

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Note: Received this as a forwarded email. Took some liberty in editing write-up.


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

25 thoughts on “Jessica Cox – An armless Girl gets a Pilot License

  1. neema says:

    well,, i think she’s the most beautiful girl with real beauty,she ‘s the best example of human being,, who believe in themselves rather than ask for help to others.,, she’s comfortable the way god made her. & i think she ‘s unique becoz of one reason that she know very well that what she has & what she can do,, so,, youngster take her in ur mind & give ur efforts to fulfil ur dreams….good work dev
    ,, as ur always do,,

    1. Navneet Dicruz says:

      This is the real example of ” believe in yourself”

  2. gary says:

    thanks so much for the great energy that you give to all of us,not only are you talented in all aspects of your life.you bring to the table a work of pure heart….may you continue to share your light ,thank you…your friend forever gary kuhnel….

  3. Prof. Sir Vincent Mbirika says:

    The story of Jessica Cox is one of the greatest motivational stories of all time. Its potency evaporates what we usually think are “problems” and like the sweetness of the name of Jesus, it wipes away all fears. The great sages of ancient time found out, anything that really matters in human beings is mind; anything else can be found even in a pig or a horse. The sooner we human beings discover this principle and use our mind more, the better this world will become. We may even learn how to live in peace without wars. We may eliminate all diseases or at least learn how to co-exist with some. Lastly and most important, it is time we learned there is nothing God does which has bad effect on us and there is no such a thing as a problem we cannot effectively solve.

  4. Gerald Sheaffer says:

    Thank you Jessica for being an inspiration in my life today. WoW!!!

  5. John Cole says:

    Truely amazing and she is very attractive. I would be so proud just to know her much less be her father. Jessica’s parents I know are the proudest parents on the planet. You get em girl. Best wishes to you for your entire long, long life, you are truely an inspiration.

  6. C.J. Bourgeois says:

    I am 73 years old and tired of hearing all the losers complaining about everything under the sun. Jessica is an inspiration to me. It is so good to see what we humans are able to do when we believe.

  7. Manek Sangoi says:

    Jessica, you are true embodiment of strong determination,courage,positive attitude and faith in the human potentialities. Our humble salutes to your parent, teachers and friends.
    Let thousands of physically challenged individuals, all the governments, administrators, politicians, religious leaders, teachers, parent and the public all over the world realise this fact.
    Let all the necessary opportunities and the facilities are provided to blossoms the potentials of less fortunate souls! Forget all other priorities. Let our planet be the happiest place to live in for every one.

  8. Lakshman says:

    Great insperation for all handicapped. Rolemodel for human world.

  9. Maricela says:

    I think she is the most incredible person. I have two children. I have them both in numerous activities.
    Because you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I am 34 now and never had the parents that encouraged me to dream and reach my dreams. Her parents encouraged her to reach for her dream. In my mind every parent should do the same. I went back to school to have a better life for my kids and I. After I seen how unstoppable Jessica is. I will do everything I always wanted to do: learn to swim, skate, and become a chef as well as my Dental Hygien Associate in Science. And why not get my BS.

    Maricela Pasadena, CA

  10. pramod says:

    Unbelieveable! Jesica ,whenever I face any problem regarding my disability I see your photographs and I find the solution automatically. Not only you are an inspiration but also beautiful.

    1. vivian says:

      hi u rock mi

  11. Ron Moss says:

    Jessica; Thanks for being determined. As a child I stuttered, But now could repeat Winston Churchill,s
    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed, If you will not fight when your victory is assured and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with only a small chance of survival, There may be even a worse case when you will have to fight, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves, speech

  12. SRIMOHAN says:

    Jess proved that we have two abnormal parts grown on our body birth, and we called them HANDS !!!
    There are many people who develop what they have within them, and have the JOY of living !!! GOD BLESS Jess.
    ///Srimohan Singapore

  13. jessica hatsoff to u really . its unbelievable . we the people cannot even imagine such things
    but you have made it real………..

  14. Atul Pande says:

    Even superman cannot attempt what Jessica has attempted and acheived.
    Almighty has tested Jessica and I am sure He too would have been speechless on creating such a child with a infinite & mighty will power ! ! !
    Go ahead Jessi , The Almighty Is Always With You ,
    may all your dreams come true
    & God Bless You ! ! !

  15. arun chaudhari says:

    Jessica you are a superwomen, you are a best creation of GOD, I want to say,you are a amazing,unique, and miracle in the world.

  16. Raja says:

    I think she is the most incredible person.
    The Impossible Dream, Made Possible

  17. grin says:

    you are really an incredible person jessica. GOD created you for a purpose. maybe to motivate those who are loosing their hope in life. Filipinos are very proud of you…

  18. swapnil bhatiya says:

    broevo dear …you have wel done….

  19. sakshi says:

    what a confidence .i think she is superb

    1. R N BANI says:

      Great willpower,will power is supreme

  20. ankit jain says:

    great feeling

  21. George M J says:

    Jessica , wonderful. Her Parents really deserve a big applause. Her friends and Teachers too. All the most The Almighty God set a beautiful worthy example to we ,the timid lazy ones.

  22. Zeru Tesfaye Gebrehiwot says:

    Jessica You are Absolutely Wonderful ! You are the reason of God ! God created you to motivate all people whether disabled or not. I really admire & sincere you with great passion.You are a model for all human beings……….You are a model of endurance !! Bravo Jessi !!!

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