Armless Woman Earns Pilot’s License

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Yup. She can fly thanks to her fancy footwork.

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t prevented her from becoming the first licensed pilot to fly with 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.

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Amsterdam Beginning Work on a Smart Grid

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First a Pilot Project with 500 Homes
“Smart grid” is the new big thing in the world of green, and despite some fuzziness on the definition of what a smart grid actually is, an update to our energy grid to make it “smarter” and more efficient is definitely overdue. The city of Amsterdam is the latest to join the party with a new pilot program that will be managed by IBM and Cisco, along with the Dutch utility Nuon. 500 homes will be outfitted with energy management systems, including smart meters and energy monitors.

 

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Amazing Photo Of Stealth Bomber Approaching Sound Barrier

Amazing Photo Of Stealth Bomber Approaching Sound Barrier 

The blur is a visible condensation cloud that often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier as the B-2 Spirit bomber breaks the sound barrier during a flight over California.

It looks like a fish out of water – but this airborne killing machine is right at home as it soars above the Californian desert.  This amazing picture is of a U.S. military Stealth Bomber quite literally building up steam as it approaches the sound barrier.

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Flying Car Successfully Completes First Test Flight

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First test flight of the Terrafugia Transition

The Terrafugia Transition is a two-seat aircraft that converts into a Volkswagen Beetle-like automobile.  The vehicle successfully completed its first test flight earlier this month. (Videos)

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World’s First Pilot To Fly With Just Feet

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Have Feet, Will Fly!

Determined Jessica Cox has overcome her fear of flying and a profound disability to become the first person ever to pilot a plane using only her feet. The 25-year-old graduate was forced to improvise after a genetic defect resulted in her being born without any arms.

But Ms Cox, who holds a double black belt in tae kwon-do, has never let that hold her back. ‘I never say, “I can’t do that”. I just say, “I haven’t worked it out yet”,’ she said.

Ms Cox, from Tucson, Arizona, has now taught herself to write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and use a phone simply by using her feet. But the apparently fearless young woman used to be scared of just one thing – flying.

She said: ‘I’ve been terrified and fascinated of flying for as long as I can remember.’ However, she turned it into her ‘ultimate challenge’ three years ago after a fighter pilot insisted she would love it.

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Remote Control Flying Saucer

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 Still waiting for the one we can ride in

If you’re looking for the smallest most sophisticated R/C flying vehicle around then your wait is over. The Micro R/C 4-Channel Flying Saucer incorporates amazing technology in a package not much larger than your outstretched palm. With 4-propellers you’d assume the Micro Flying Saucer would be hard to keep balanced in the air, however this problem is solved by the built in solid-state accelerometer.

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