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2015-07-23    来源:21英语    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

无臂女成飞行员 用双脚开飞机

Jessica Cox is not your average pilot.
杰西卡•考克斯可不是一般的飞行员。

The 32-year-old, who was born with a rare non-genetic birth defect that left her without arms, has never let her disability hold her back. Growing up, Cox did it all, from swim lessons to girl scouts, modeling, tap dancing and Taekwondo — at the age of 14, she'd already earned a black belt.
杰西卡今年32岁,她在一出生时就因为患有罕见的非遗传性疾病而没有双臂,但她从不让残疾拖自己的后腿。从小到大,她几乎什么都做过,学游泳,参加女童子军,当模特,跳踢踏舞,还学了跆拳道,她在14岁时就已是黑带。
 
"I can't believe how much I did growing up. Every single day after school there was something going on. I don't know how my parents did it," Cox told TODAY. "I was expected to learn to do things like everybody else in my own way, which worked out just fine."
“这一路成长过来,我自己都无法相信自己做了那么多的事。每天放学后都会有事情发生。我不知道我的父母是怎样做到的,”考克斯告诉《今日》说,“我的父母希望我能用我自己的方式学会做和其他人一样的事情,这一切都挺顺利的。”

She even learned how to fly a plane with her feet.
 她甚至学会了如何用脚开飞机。

Becoming a pilot wasn't always a dream for Cox, but after going up in a single engine airplane with a fighter pilot several years ago, she was inspired to overcome her initial fears.
成为一名飞行员并非考克斯一直以来的理想,但在几年前与一名战斗机飞行员驾驶单引擎飞机升空后,她受到鼓舞想要克服原先的恐惧。
 
"Being up in the air put me on edge, but that quickly went away," she said. "It still keeps me on edge, which I like."
 “在空中的时候我很紧张,但很快这种情绪就消失了,”她说道,“现在飞行时我依然会紧张,但我喜欢这种感觉。”
 
In 2008, after extensive training, she earned her Light Sport Pilot Certificate, and in 2011 she nabbed the Guinness World Record for the "First Armless Person in the World Ever to Have Obtained a Pilot's License."
2008年,经过高强度训练后,考克斯获得了轻型运动飞行员驾驶资格证。2011年,她拥有了一项吉尼斯世界纪录,即“世界上第一位无臂且获得飞行员驾驶资格证的人”。

Cox has now traveled to 20 countries on six continents to share her inspirational story. She believes anyone can excel, regardless of disability, with encouragement and support.
目前考克斯已经去6大洲的20个国家分享了她的励志故事。她相信,任何人,即使身有残疾,在鼓励和支持下都能超越自我。



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