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Welcome to another installment of AVweb's "Picture of the Week."

If you're new to this feature, here's how it works:  Every week we sort through dozens of amateur aviation photos submitted by our readers, pick our favorites, and fight bitterly amongst ourselves until one lucky contestant stands as the undisputed winner.  Then we peek to see who sent in the winning picture and mail him or her an Official AVweb Baseball Cap™.

This week's most common themes:  Warbirds and air shows — sure signs that spring is around the corner!

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


copyright © Jack Cook
Used with permission

"Bud's the Man!"
Jack Cook
of Salem, Oregon takes home top honors
this week with a photo of previous "POTW" winner
Bud Granley in his American Beauty Mustang.  The photo,
Jack tells us, was taken from a B-25J flown by Jeff Wright.

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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.

copyright © Mikko Luukkanen
Used with permission

"Iron Bird Watching Golden Sunset"
Mikko Luukkanen of Helsinki, Uusimaa (Finland)
provides a moment of quiet reflection and natural
splendor in this week's "Desktop Wallpaper Favorite."

copyright © Rick Gullett
Used with permission

"Longing for Summer"
Rick Gullett
of Snellville, Georgia won't
have to wait long for summer air shows.
Sun 'n Fun is coming up, Rick — and only
a couple hours south of you by plane ... .

Bonus Pictures

"POTW" entries continue to roll in at
close to 100 photos a week.  With our
readers showing that kind of dedication,
we feel like you deserve a few extra pictures.
So kick back and enjoy — but don't forget
to send in your photos so we can keep doing this!

Used with permission of Wayne Dippold

"Over the Top"
Looks like Wayne Dippold of Alden, New York
has a bit of summer air show fever, too ... .

Used with permission of Erez Boym

"Farming CH53"
"POTW" extends a hearty "welcome back" to
Erez Boym
of Shimshit, Israel, who is one of
our favorite regular contributors.  Before we
started offering the bonus pictures, Erez's
name showed up on more #4 selections
than you could shake a stick at.

copyright © Bill Newhall
Used with permission

"Probable Cause"
Bill Newhall
of Boulder, Colorado writes,
"I took this photo at a great little hunting and
skeet shooting club and resort called the Runaway Inn"
during a Colorado Pilots Association fly-in.  "Note that we
really did stop shooting when airplanes were taking off."

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.