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Normally, we like to vary up the "Picture of the Week."  If the winning photo features an amphib, we'll look for something completely different next week — maybe a helicopter or jet, or an amazing landscape shot.  This week, however, we're forced to throw tradition to the wind and run a "lightning picture" back-to-back with last week's winning photo.  In light of the back-to-back assault of Hurricanes Charley and Frances, it just seemed appropriate.  Don't blame us — blame this week's winning photographer, Tom Albers.  You'll be able to spot him in his new AVweb baseball cap, which is winging its way to him right now ... .

(Submitters, take note:  If your entry is similar to this week's winners, hold off on submitting for a week or two, and you'll increase your chances of making it to the final round!  Maybe you'll force us to run an "all-lightning" edition of "POTW.")

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



Used with permission of Tom Albers

"Hot C-5"
Tom Albers
of Vacaville, California forces us to run two
similar "POTW"s back-to-back with this incredible shot taken
from the flight deck of a C-5 "while we waited for a TS to blow over."

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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 David Black

"Navy TH-57s Hunkered Down in Anticipation of Hurricane Frances"
David Black of Milton, Florida writes, "This is about half the Navy's fleet
of training helos at NAS Whiting Field.  The have been flown to other fields.
Normally they are packed tighter than this!"

Used with permission of Harrison Smith

"Mark, Set, Go!"
We had to suppress a chuckle when we saw this photo
from Harrison Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Maybe we just spend too much time at the air races ... .

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.