Born without arms, Jessica Cox flies airplanes, drives cars, and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to become a certified pilot.
Aspiring Olympic skier Janine Shepherd was nearly killed when she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. Paralysed and immobile for six months, she was given a grim picture for recovery. But not only did she teach herself to walk again— she learned to fly.
Heather Gomer served in the U.S. military for five years as an air traffic controller and is now the CEO and co-founder of Advanced Flight Training Solutions at the Sundance Airpark in Yukon, Okla.