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Hey, is everyone feeling all right?  Is there a pilot's flu going around?  Did you all skip work this week to drive out to the Mojave and watch SpaceShipOne make its X-Prize run?  We have to ask because — well, frankly, you didn't send us many pictures this week.  And we like pictures!  Lucky for us, the ones you did send in — like this week's winning photo from Robert Bismuth of Seattle — are pretty eye-catching.  See for yourself.  Hopefully you'll be inspired to send us a giant batch of photos next week!*

* We'll even promise not to complain if you deluge us with more pictures than we can handle!


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

 

*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***

copyright © Robert Bismuth
Used with permission of Robert Bismuth

"Yak-55 Skirts the Weather to Compete"
Robert Bismuth
of Seattle, Washington writes,
"John Coffey flew his Yak-55 around a very inconvenient
thunderstorm on his way ... to compete in the IAC Chapter 67 Apple Cup.
Tricky as the storm made the flying, it was the perfect,
dramatic backdrop for his very muscular 360hp Yak!"

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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 Travis Whittier

"Through the Tail of a Tomcat"
We love seeing new perspectives on our favorite
flying machines, and Travis Whittier of Glendale, Arizona
delivers in this creative photo — although we admit, we do
expect James Bond to step into frame any second ... .
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Used with permission of Ryan Pemberton

"The Storm Has Passed"
It's tough to make the "POTW" finals with a
plane-and-rainbow shot these days, but the natural
beauty captured by Ryan Pemberton of
Spokane, Washington won us over.
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And a special bonus:

Used with permission of Chris Schwartz

"Vandenburg Missile Launch"
Chris Schwartz of Newport Beach, California writes:
"While flying home one evening at FL290 near Fresno,
I saw this streak of white heading upward.  It was obviously
a missile launch from Vandenburg AFB and caused quite
a bit of chatter of L.A. Center as a result.
The center controller gave his e-mail address (over the frequency),
and I e-mailed him this photo also.  Enjoy!"
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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.