Woman flies plane…with her feet

Meet the first and only licensed pilot in the United States with no arms.

That’s right.

Her name is Jessica Cox. She was born with a birth defect and has been forced to live her entire life using just her feet for everyday things, from text messaging and playing the piano to putting in her contact lenses.

She’s a black belt in tae kwon do who had a long-held fear of flying. So what did she do? She went ahead and got her pilot license, and can now fly solo using just her feet to fly and land her plane.

“It’s even hard for me to believe when I’m talking about it,” she tells an interviewer. “You just do it.”

Watch this video — it’s pretty amazing stuff.

And for an additional video of Jessica doing maintenance on her plane, check out this CNN video.

What other women are making headlines in the skies?