Friday, January 30, 2009

~*~Armless pilot-Jessica Cox~*~

This is called Will power!!

Oxford and Cambridge have now decided to remove the words CAN'T and IMPOSSIBLE from their dictionaryJessica 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 of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing one thing: 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."

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, 25, earned a license to fly airplanes on October 10, 2008. Jessica also has two black belts in Tae Kwan-Do, a college degree in Psychology, and a thriving career as a motivational speaker. What doesn't Jessica Cox have? Arms.A bilateral congenital limb deficiency doesn't stop Ms. Cox from achieving and surpassing her goals. From birth on, her feet became her hands. She can drive a car, type 25 words per minute, and fly an airplane using her feet, without any special adaptations. She is the first woman without arms to earn a license to fly. 

"I highly encourage people with disabilities to consider flying," Cox said. "It helps reverse the stereotype that people with disabilities are powerless into the belief that they are powerful and capable of setting high goals and achieving them." 

Jessica earned her Sport Pilot certificate after training with Able Flight, a North Carolina flight training company that specializes in helping people with disabilities learn to fly. Ms. Cox won an Able Flight scholarship and was able to train with instructor Parrish Traweek free of charge.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

~*~ArOuNd ThE wOrLd~*~

Aligre market in the XII arrondissement, Paris, France
Barringer Crater Near Flagstaff, Northern Arizona, United States
Boat near Tagbilaran Island of Bohol, Philippines
Breeding near lake coleridge, New Zealand
Camels in India
Charles de Gaulle Etoile square, Paris, France
Cotton fabrics drying in the sun in Sanganer, Rajasthan, India
Deforestation in the national parc of Los Haitises, Dominican Republic
Factory on an island, east of Hiroshima Honshu Japan
Financial District, Manhattan New York, United States
Fishing nets on the Beach, Saham, Oman
Folgefonni Glacier on the high plateus of Norway
Glacier flowing into the San Rafael lagoon, Chile
Grounded boat, Aral sea Aralsk region, Kazakhstan
Highways over LA, California, US
Houses on stilts at Fisherman’s Point, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela
Islet and sea bed, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Karymsky volcano erupting, Kamchatka, Russia
Maelifell, bordering the Myrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland
Mangroves in Everglades National Park, Florida, US
Mar del Plata beach, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Masai cattle pan near Masaï Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Meanders in the Amazon River near Manaus, Brazil
Mongol bouriate horses in the wild on the shores of the Baïkal lake, Siberia, Russia
Northern gannet colony, Eldey island, Iceland
Nosy Nato Island – it's lagoon, south of Nosy Boraha, Toamasina region, Madagascar
Nuclear Power Station at Saint Laurent Nouan on the Loire river, France
Oil platform on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Oryx in the dunes of Sossusvlei Swakopmund region, Namibia
Pedestrians in the streets of Tokyo, Japan
Philae’s temple dedicated to Isis, Egypt
Presidential palace in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Punta Arena in the national park of Jaragua, Pedernales, Dominican Republic
Pyramid of king Snefrou, Egypt
Region of Kitaa, Groenland, Danemark
Ritual baths in Gange Uttar, Pradesh, India
Schoolboys With San Pedro, Bas Sassandra, Ivory Coast
Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan
Storm over the Amazon Rainforest
Taj Mahal, Agra Uttar, Pradesh, India
Talc quarry at Trimouns Ariège, France
The Arecibo radio telescope, Puerto Rico
The Burj Dubai tower, Dubai, UAE
The Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The islets of Vabbinfaru, North Male, Atolls, Maldives
The Jumeirah Palm island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The medieval city, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tower Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom
Town of Koh Pannyi Phand, Nga Nay, Thailand
Town of Ushuaia, Ground of Fire, Argentina
Tree plantation near Christchurch South Island, New Zealand
Tree plantation near Seix Pyrenees, France
Tulip fields near Lisse, Amsterdam Region, Netherlands
Unloading trucks in Lagos, Nigeria
Village ravaged by Hurricane Mitch, onguanaja Islas de la Bahía, Honduras
Volcano of Rano Raraku national park of Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
Windmill amid fields, North Holland province, Netherlands
Windmills of Banning Pass, Palm Springs, California, US
Wollman rink in Central Park, New York City, United States
Yokohama, Honshu, Japan