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Weirdest "Picture of the Week" contest ever or, at least, the weirdest one in while. You see, we normally sift through the week's entries without looking at your names, locations, or comments. This keeps the process fair and anonymous. As we go through the photos, we separate them into four categories:

  1. Hot dang! Lookit that!
  2. This kid's got potential.
  3. I bet there's a story there better look at the comments and see what it is!
  4. What the heck does that have to do with aviation?!

We then go through the first three categories, reading comments and coming up with a potential line-up of four or five possible winners. Once we've got a solid line-up, we peek at the names.

That's how we did it this week and the top photos all came from recent "POTW" winners! We hemmed and hawed, but well, they're terrific photos! Too terrific to keep to ourselves, so here goes it's our "Picture of the Week" All-Stars Show!

Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.


copyright Robert Burns
Used with permission of Robert Burns

"Jack Rousch's P-51D in Chuck Yeager's Markings Climbs Out"
Robert Burns
of Mauckport, Indiana was last week's second-place winner;
he returns this week with a photo that just had to receive first place

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.

Used with permission of Lacey Hartje

"A Real Wingman"
And Lacey Hartje of Redmond, Washington was last week's first-place winner!
In a weird turn of events, he makes a return engagement this week with a photo
taken at the recent Abbotsford International Air Show in Canada

copyright G.J. Robinson
Used with permission of G.J. Robinson

"Base to Final Arlington"
G.J. Robinson of Lake Forest Park, Washington was not
a contender last week but boy, was he ever this week!
This photo was taken at the Arlington Airshow on June 17.

There are only supposed to be three "POTW" winners
but we'll slip you an extra picture if you promise not to turn us in ...

Used with permission of John R. Fierro

"Front Wheel Ejection"
This one's from John R. Fierro of Flower Mound, Texas.
Shown is a Swift Glider being towed at the recent U.S. Hang Gliding Nationals.
"Notice the front wheel being dropped while the rear tire is stowed manually,"
writes John. (We've had lots of great Hang Gliding Nationals photos,
but alas, this is the first to see print in "POTW"!)

To enter next week's contest, click here.

A Reminder About Copyrights: Please take a moment to consider the source of your image before submitting to our "Picture of the Week" contest. If you did not take the photo yourself, ask yourself if you are indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you're uncertain, consult the POTW Rules or send us an e-mail.