Monday, March 23, 2009

Never Say CAN'T and IMPOSSIBLE - Armless Girl Gets A Pilot License

I stumble upon when I saw this email in my Yahoo Inbox and would love to share with everyone as this is something really meaningful and encourage us to try harder in our life in anything that we’re pursuing.

Oxford and Cambridge have now decided to remove the words CAN’T and IMPOSSIBLE from their dictionary. (not sure how true thou)

Jessica Cox a 25 years old girl born without arms stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tuscan, Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet

Although Jessica was born without arms that have not stop her from doing anything except one thing which is 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”


Doctor never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn’t want to use prosthetic devises as she believes there is nothing impossible for her


11 comments:

Yanzer Lee said...

respect.

Michael Yip said...

I'm so jealous of her. Sigh... I wish I could fly a plane also.

Want to one day fly one and then crash it into some mountains. LOL

Clarisse Teagen said...

Brilliant!
I'm so inspired to take the words Can't and Impossible out of my vocabulary as well.

breadpitt said...

a very meaning post rachel...;-)

Philip Foon Weng Lian said...

great inspiration post =)

nothing is impossible!!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

this is good post. i respect them so very much coz i have a classmate categorized as OKU (orang kurang upaya) scored straight As in SPM, passed with flying colours in uni and now is a professor in UK, married with 2 kids and earning big bucks. he teached me to never say no, maybe and such. it's always possible when you have determination and perseverence in everything that we do. cheers :)

Cindy said...

Great post!It sure motivates a lot!

Ann said...

Good for her! Kudos to such a great gal. Some people would just give up and feel sorry for themselves. Just goes to show a person that ANYTHING is possible if you just set your mind to it.

Lisalicious said...

she is one pretty tough cookie...

I hope she enjoys her life as it is.. :) like no problem about it tooo

kenwooi.com said...

inspiring! =)

Phooi said...

amazing gal...