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Welcome back to "Picture of the Week" — the section of
the site we spend way too much time putting together
because, well, we like looking at airplanes.
And we got to look at some pretty sharp aircraft this
week — most of 'em warbirds and bi-planes, for some reason.
(Hey, we're not complaining!) This week's top honors
go to George Mock of Ontario, Canada, who'll be receiving an
official AVweb baseball cap in the mail.
Submit your photos
to our next contest, and you could win one of these hats for
yourself. At the very least, you'll know the AVweb
staff spent an evening ogling your plane instead of going
home to our wives and children.
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Used with permission
of George Mock
"Spitfire in Downtown Windsor"
We seriously considered renaming this photo
"Valet Parking" but decided to go with the suggestion of
George Mock of Windsor,
Ontario (Canada) instead.
In reality, Bud Irwin of the RCAF isn't picking up his keys
but is being interviewed about his experiences as
Windor's last surviving WWII Spitfire pilot.
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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
copyright © John English
"Tora! Tora! Tora!"
John English of Abilene,
traveled back in time to the bombing
of Pearl Harbor through a CAF
air show re-enactment.
Used with permission of
"Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow"
Alex Bahlsen of Cayley,
treats us to the rustic beauty of Sakatchewan.
We're usually resistant to rainbow pics because
we receive so many of them, but this image
was just too good to pass up.
with permission of John Ousterhout
John Ousterhout of
Windsor Heights, Iowa
brought this photo back from his trip to the June 18
Gathering of Eagles in Gardner, Kansas.
with permission of John S. Allen
And we thought it was tough packing all our
computer equipment into the AVweb jet!
of Roswell, Georgia shows us
how air show performer Eric Beard
travels — in style — to an Alaskan
air show with a lift from the USAF.
with permission of Billy Walker
"Young Eagles Take to the Skies"
"Ten youngsters went aloft in a 1950
Bellanca 'Cardboard Connie' recently,"
writes Billy Walker
of Phoenix, Arizona.
"For most, it was their first flight. For all,
it was their first flight in a light airplane."
copyright © Mujahid Abdulrahim
"Fantasy Tahoe Flight"
Here's one picked especially for the readers who object
to our inclusion of digitally altered images in the "POTW"
of Gainesville, Florida used a Pitts bi-plane
Chris O'Riley in 3D Studio Max and a Lake Tahoe
background snapped on a flight in a Cessna 172 to "upgrade"
his flying experience. Regardless of how you feel
alterations in this contest, we thought it was worth
Plus, we haven't stirred up any heated POTW debates lately,
and this one's one of our favorites. (Send your
To enter next week's contest,
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,
send us an e-mail.