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We admit to having a brief bout of panic when we realized
there were only a couple dozen "Picture of the Week"
submissions in last week's contest. Thankfully, this
week sees a return to form for "POTW," with over a hundred
entries flooding our submission system, duking it out for
The winner of this week's frantic melee is Steve Durtschi
of Centerville, Utah. Steve's fetching midwestern
skyline fought well (against tough competition) and earns
the photographer a well-deserved Official AVweb baseball
cap. Wear it with pride, Steve!
We'd also like to thank the many readers who sent us
pictorial tributes to
Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, especially Bryon Stoll
and Bob Harrington. Even though most of these tributes
involved copyrighted images and couldn't be published on
AVweb, we're glad you took the time to share them with us.
Stay safe out there,
some photos, and don't forget to visit with us at
AirVenture 2005. We'll be in Hangar A, folks!
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Used with permission
of Steve Durtschi
"Thunderstorm at Smiley Creek"
Steve Durtschi of
Centerville, Utah makes an
annual excursion to Smiley Creek, Idaho with some
of his pilot friends. This year, Steve and company
treated to some spectacular natural scenery in the wake
of an afternoon thunderstorm. Once again, Mother
takes home another AVweb baseball cap.
(Not to worry, Steve — we're sending you one, too.)
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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
with permission of Joe Planck
"Ilan Reich's Cirrus SR-22"
Joe Planck of Stony
Point, New York
shares this image of Ilan Reich's SR-22
being lifted out of Bowline Creek in
Haverstraw, New York.
Click here to
read Reich's harrowing account.
copyright © Virginia Anthony
Used with permission
"Tara Field: Gone with the Wind"
Even in the wake of Hurricane Cindy,
Virginia Anthony of
couldn't resist the pun when she noticed that
the "Tara Field" sign normally found on this hangar
had been whisked away by F2 tornado winds.
Relax, gentle reader — you've earned
your bonus pictures this week. Thanks
for the fantastic turnout following
copyright © David Dubin
David Dubin of Redwood
snapped this photo of the deadly B-2 Spirit
Stealth Bomber at last year's Miramar Air Show.
Despite the eerie lighting, Dave assures us there
was no photo manipulation, just an ominous
image "raw out of the camera."
with permission of E.J. Gonzalez
of Chantilly, Virginia writes:
"With the shuttle returning to flight, I thought
this picture of Enterprise in the Udvar-Hazy
Center at Dulles was appropriate." True, E.J. —
but we can't help wondering if the shuttle crew
has ever thought about submitting a "POTW"
entry. Something tells me they'd have a good
chance of winning a baseball cap ... .
with permission of Dwayne Clemens
of Benton, Kansas
tops off this week's installment of "POTW"
with a photo of 16-year-old Ax Clemens
(any relation, hm?) soloing through
a "perfect Kansas sunset."
Oh, O.K. — one more!
with permission of Garrett P. Nievin
"Flight Line Volunteer, Look Out!"
Perfect advice to prepare you for AirVenture Oshkosh,
from Garrett Nievin
of Ashburn, Virginia, who writes:
"This photo was taken from a distance, making the plane
and the Flight Line Operations volunteer appear closer than
they are. Nevertheless, the 182 is taking out a runway
with his left wheel at this moment, a good reminder to not
get too complacent, even standing on the ground."
The photo was taken at last year's AirVenture.
See you at this year's show, Garrett!
Stop by and say "hello."
To enter next week's contest,
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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,
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