Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born “differently-abled.” But she does. Jessica has made achievements with her feet that most people only dream of.

Her most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.

Jessica now works as a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and encouraging people to be creative and innovative with the slogan “Think outside the shoe.”™

Now she shares her story with people around the world.

Stream this podcast here…

What we talked about:

  • One thing that keeps Jessica Cox excited these days [1:13]
  • Jessica Cox’s story [1:50]
  • Who inspires Jessica Cox aside from her parents [3:00]
  • The angry Jessica Cox [3:59]
  • The miracle moment or aha moment of Jessica Cox [4:59]
  • The most difficult time for Jessica Cox [6:44]
  • Boosting self-confidence [7:39]
  • Jessica Cox’s greatest fear [8:56]
  • Jessica Cox’s one big message to someone who’s going through tough times [11:49]
  • What you have is exactly what you need to live a happy life [12:55]

Jessica Cox’s Awards and Accolades:

  • Plane and Pilot Magazine’s 10 Best Pilots, 2013
  • Inspiration Award for Women: Most Aspirational, 2012 USA; Inspiration International, 2013 UK
  • Guinness World Record: The First Armless Person in the World Ever to Have Obtained a Pilot’s License, 2011
  • AOPA LIVE Pilots Choice Award 2010: Most Watched Female Aviator
  • Published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 2009

Get in touch with Jessica Cox:

Music Attribution: Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes

This podcast is edited, mixed and mastered by Joseph Glick  

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2 Responses to “How to Rise Above the Challenges of Life with the World’s First Armless Pilot, Jessica Cox #4”

  1. Nancy G

    Really enjoyed this interview and love how Jessica doesn’t allow circumstances to define what her version of a happy life is!
    Congratulations on being the World´s first armless pilot. So inspiring!
    Great show Veb! Keep it up.

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