Vanessa Jump Nelson flying in Oregon

Vanessa Jump Nelson from Stark’s Twin Oaks Airport, Hillsboro, Oregon, sent some photos shot last week in the beautiful October sky.

My father-in-law took  this shot of me while we were up in the air.

The Willamette Valley is filled with nurseries and wineries. The nurseries, as the seasons change, display colors and textures unfathomable from the ground, as you probably know.


I gave my father-in-law his first Cub ride that day.


It was a good day for flying! October is my favorite month for flying in the Northwest, because the air is so dense and the colors so intense.



  • Elaine Kauh
    Posted at 15:51h, 28 October Reply

    Hi, Vanessa! These are awesome shots of you with the Cub! I love the scenery in the northwest. I’ve never seen nursery colors like that here in Wisconsin, so thanks for sharing these with everyone!

  • Linda Melhoff
    Posted at 22:51h, 27 October Reply

    Great pics, Vanessa. You ROCK!

  • Ben Sutton
    Posted at 08:31h, 26 October Reply

    Thank you for the photos. It was nice to see a little of my home state. My father was based at Hillsboro (HIO) and Siletz Bay (S45) for 40 years. I spent a lot of time flying the pacific NW and miss the views. I’m currently in Illinois and I would love to see a mountain while out flying:)

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 08:31h, 26 October Reply

    Fall does look beautiful there. The nursery looks like a quilt.

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