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AirVenture 2005 is behind us, and the photos are starting
to roll in. Whether you attended Oshkosh or not, we've
got thrilling air show photos, beautiful paint jobs, a
couple of serene moments, and even an exciting crash that
you can walk away from.
This week's winner (among stiff competition, we might
add) is Dick Lemons of Kansas City. Dick submitted
several great photos, but we're sending him an Official
AVweb Baseball cap for his shot of the Kansas City Dawn
Patrol. (Remember: Everyone who
submits a photo gets a shot at one of these nifty hats!)
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Used with permission
of Dick Lemons
"Liberty Landing Dawn Patrol"
Dick Lemons of Kansas City,
Missouri starts us off
this week with a photo of the Liberty Landing Airport's
"Dawn Patrol" — Mark Pierce, Tom Gleaser,
and Dick Starks (among others). For another
great shot of the Dawn Patrol,
here to view a large version of this image
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 © Mathew Kenner
"Touring Oshkosh by Air"
Matthew Kenner of
sent us several great photos from this
year's AirVenture air shows. This one,
of a wingwalker who transfers from a
Stearman to a helicopter, was our favorite.
(We've combined two of Matthew's photos,
but you can view the original full-size
here and the full-size inset
copyright © Greg Marshall
Used with permission
"A Fitting End to the Pilgrimage"
of Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
made a pilgrimage (his very word) to the Udvar-Hazy
Center at Dulles International Airport and spent some time
at the National Aeronautic and Space Museum in the National
His next U.S. tourist destination: The Air Force
Museum in Dayton,
Ohio — or maybe Cape Canaveral in Florida ... .
Because you flooded our submission page
with well over 100 photos this week!
copyright © Robert Burns
"Scenes from AirVenture 2005"
Robert ("Bob") Burns of
Mauckport, Indiana also contributed
several great photos from Oshkosh. In this quick
sampling, we see
Cook Cleland in his FG-2 Corsair (a popular photo subject at
on the left and the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team on the right.
for the great images, Bob — we hope you'll snap some more
of 'em at next year's AirVenture show ... .
with permission of Ron Dale
"Airport or Bust"
of Redding, California tells a harrowing
tale with his "POTW" submission. As an off-duty
firefighter, Ron was sitting at home when he got a call
an experimental airplane having engine problems in the area.
When the plane went down, Ron got the call, suited up, and
headed out to the crash site — where he found the
leaning against a shade tree and the experimental plane
between a grove of trees and a gas station.
For more photos,
(Change the photo number in the address to view other
with permission of Rick Fiery
"All Dressed Up and Ready to Fly"
of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
took this photo after a harrowing four-week annual
on his 1999 Piper Arrow 720MA. He writes, "Many owners
have been grounded for a while may identify with the them of
(And maybe not — I just liked the lighting.)"
It certainly made us want to take a trip out to the hangar.
To enter next week's contest,
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