Jessica Cox

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Jessica Cox
Born(1983-02-02) February 2, 1983 (age 29)[1]
United States Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA[1]
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Other namesGhana In Dodowa, Ghana: Ayerkie Dede
EthnicityFilipino American[1]
CitizenshipUnited States United States of America
EducationBachelor of Science in Psychology[1]
Alma materUniversity of Arizona[1]
OccupationMotivational Speaking, Keynote Speaker
Years activeSince November 2005
EmployerJessica Cox Motivational Services
Known forArmless Surfing, Armless Scuba Diving, Armless Ercoupe Pilot, Armless Taekwondo[1]
ReligionRoman Catholic[1]
AwardsGuinness World Record: The Only Pilot to Fly With Their Feet[1]
Website
www.rightfooted.com
 
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Jessica Cox
Born(1983-02-02) February 2, 1983 (age 29)[1]
United States Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA[1]
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Other namesGhana In Dodowa, Ghana: Ayerkie Dede
EthnicityFilipino American[1]
CitizenshipUnited States United States of America
EducationBachelor of Science in Psychology[1]
Alma materUniversity of Arizona[1]
OccupationMotivational Speaking, Keynote Speaker
Years activeSince November 2005
EmployerJessica Cox Motivational Services
Known forArmless Surfing, Armless Scuba Diving, Armless Ercoupe Pilot, Armless Taekwondo[1]
ReligionRoman Catholic[1]
AwardsGuinness World Record: The Only Pilot to Fly With Their Feet[1]
Website
www.rightfooted.com

Jessica Cox (born 1983 in Arizona) is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association (she now has two black belts in Taekwondo).[2][3][4] She was born without arms due to a rare birth defect.[5] She earned her pilot's license on October 10, 2008, after three years of training, and is qualified to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet; she received her training through an Able Flight scholarship.[2][5][6] Cox has not used prosthetic arms since she turned 14.[6]. Using her feet as most people use their hands, she is able, among other things, to drive a car (she has an unrestricted license and drives a car without modifications), to type on a keyboard (25 words per minute), to pump her own gas, and to put in and remove her contact lenses.[7][8] She is also a certified SCUBA diver.[7] Cox holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and works as a motivational speaker and has spoken in 17 different countries.[7][5][1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i About Jessica. rightfooted.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  2. ^ a b Jessica Cox has One Pilot's License, Two Black Belts, and Zero Arms.. DisaboomLive. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ About Jessica. Right Footed. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  4. ^ Meet world's first armless pilot Jessica Cox | thetelegraph.com.au. Dailytelegraph.com.au (2008-12-09). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  5. ^ a b c Woman born with no arms becomes first pilot to fly plane using only feet. Telegraph (2008-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  6. ^ a b New feat with her feet: Tucsonan, born minus arms, earns pilot’s license – Tucson Citizen Morgue (1992–2009). Tucsoncitizen.com (2008-12-02). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  7. ^ a b c Messina | Messina. Tucson Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  8. ^ Learning to Scuba Dive Regardless of Disability Status | Inclusive Fitness Coalition. Incfit.org (2010-02-03). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.

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