This was sent in by our very own, and totally cool,Â Vanessa Jump Nelson for your viewing & reading pleasure. Vanessa says, “I just have to share!”
Independence in the truest sense of the word!Â Since my first Cub solo several weeks ago I’ve been flying several times a week.Â I took my Cub in to Aurora airport when “Nine o’ Nines” the B-17 was visiting, and I got to park next to it and get a photo.Â My Cub ended up becoming, for a few hours at least, part of a display that included not just the B-17, but also a PT-22, and a P-51 Mustang.Â My “Tumbleweed” fit right in.
I gave Linda a ride back to her home airport afterward, and she became my second passenger that I have ever given a ride to.Â She and her husband are restoring a Waco biplane, and she soloed in a Cub many years ago, with her mother as her CFI.
That was a couple weeks ago.Â I followed that adventure up with being able to say that “On Independence Day, I flew to Independence, Oregon, independently!”Â Attached is a photo I took on the way back to Twin Oaks.
I know it’s only a little more than 70 miles round trip when you use the AirNav calculator, but it felt like a big step for me, as it was the first time I’d been to Independence by myself.
I thought it was kind of fun to do it on Independence Day!Â :0)
Vanessa Jump Nelson