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As publisher Tim Cole carves up the turkey today, we at AVweb are reminded to be thankful for our readers particularly those of you with cameras.  You never fail to bring a smile to our face and remind us why we love flying.  Since the beginning of the year, you've submitted 2,139 pictures to our "POTW" contest just under 200 of which have been run here on the site, but 576 of which are in our "desktop wallpaper file."

This week's winning photo from Kent Wien of New Hampshire may surprise some of our readers, as it is a digitally-modified (PhotoShopped) image.  For the record, we do accept PhotoShopped images for the "POTW" contest, but we would  appreciate it if you let us know that the image has been altered in the "comments" section of your submission.  And Kent your spiffy new AVweb baseball cap is on the way!  It's 100% real, with no digital enhancements whatsoever.

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


Used with permission of Kent Wien

"But I Thought You Were Watching Her ..."
Kent Wien
of Newfields, New Hampshire explains:
"I had taken pictures at the local ultralight fly-in of my 2-year-old
daughter sitting in a Kitfox.  I also took a picture of the same
airplane taking off, which got me thinking ... ."

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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 Joseph Horenkamp

"B-25 Barbie III at Dusk"
Joe Horenkamp of Novi, Michigan's name came up
several times this week.  This photo was one of several
Joe took at the Yankee Air Museum in 2002 that made it
to our final round of "POTW" competition.

copyright Philip Bannon
Used with permission of Philip Bannon

"A Sad Ending"
Philip Bannon of Phoenix, Arizona gives us some history:
"Lear-Fan aircraft built in Belfast, North Ireland, now on show
at the Seattle Museum of Flight.  Failed to get FAA certification
before the money ran out.  A beautiful aircraft all the same."


That's it.  Three pictures.
A "Picture of the Week" and two runners-up.


Oh, all right.  Since you insist on looking
down here for some kind of "bonus picture":

Used with permission of Ray Watts

"Harvard 7166 in South African Air Force, Target Tug Markings"
Ray Watts of Vorna Valley, Gauteng (South Africa)
provides you with the first of two "can't miss" bonuses this week ...

Used with permission of Corey Stephens

"Learning the Ropes"
... and Corey Stephens of Washington, DC provides the
second, which offers a new-to-us-at-least peek inside
the world of ALPA air safety volunteer training.

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.