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If you love amateur aviation photography and cities with fun-to-pronounce names, our latest installment of "Picture of the Week" is your cup of tea! Kick back and enjoy great photos from exotic locales like Kootenai, Idaho; Cooloola Cove, Australia; and Mississauga, Ontario, where this week's winner hails from. Congratulations to Jerry Milek and Ed Binko, who captured the winning photo in Eastern Europe, brought it across the Atlantic to Canada, and deposited it on our servers in the U.S. to win two nifty AVweb baseball caps. Your new job, fellas, is to wear those hats out into the four corners of the globe and spread the joy and excitement of AVweb's "Picture of the Week."

(Let us know if you make it to Cooloola Cove.)

Every week, we award an official AVweb baseball cap to the top photo winner. To be eligible for consideration, all you have to do is submit your own aviation photo(s). So get cracking!

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


copyright Ed Binko
Used with permission of Jerry Milek

Jerry Milek
of Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) submitted
this photo of a Czech Bumblebee flying under the Tatra
mountains in Slovakia. The photo was taken by Ed Binko
on a summer trip to Europe, so we're sending you two
AVweb hats, Jerry can you get one to Ed for us?

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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 Kenny Mathis
Used with permission

"Wild Ride"
Kenny Mathis
of Wichita, Kansas
took this amazing photo during the Wichita
Flight Festival Air Show and offers his
"thanks to Mr. Gene Soucy for providing ...
the perfect backlighting."

Used with permission of Barry Munden

"Diamond Dropout Landing at ORD"
John Rippinger of Schaumburg, Illinois
took advantage of his back-seat position
with the Lima Lima Flight Team to catch this
landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport, where
Lima Lima was delivering the flight crew of a
B1 bomber for the 2005 Gary (Indiana) Air Show.
As John writes, this was "the most efficient way
to get four aircraft on the ground (especially at
4:30pm on a Friday afternoon at O'Hare)."

Bonus Pictures

You keep 'em coming, and we'll keep
running 'em! Let's see what goodies
the bonus bag holds for us this week,
shall we?

copyright Ronald Fahlbusch
Used with permission

"No Fish Caught"
Ronald Fahlbusch of Cooloola Cove, Queensland
(Australia) didn't suggest a caption for this action-packed
amphibian photo taken at Cape Dommett in northwestern
Australia but he did include the note "no fish caught"
in his comments. Maybe we just have lower standards
for a weekend getaway, but it still looks like fun to us!

copyright Joa Harrison
Used with permission

"Searchin' for Cheap Gas"
Joa Harrison of Kootenai, Idaho
made it a point to look for cheap gas on
the trip from Oshkosh for this year's AirVenture.
The best result? $2.20/gallon in Albert Lea,
Minnesota (AEL). "Just a short hike past a
bean field off the end of the field gave me
some needed stretching," writes Joa.
"[A]lthough I can't believe this is considered cheap."

copyright Mark Myles
Used with permission

"$2.20 a Gallon?! Where Was That Again?"
Joa isn't the only one shocked by rising petrol prices.
According to Dale Gardner of Smithfield, Utah,
his dog Lexy's flight training was going pretty well
until she discovered the price of avgas.
(Actually, Lexy's just keeping the pilot's
seat warm while Dale makes a fuel stop
after a weekend of backcountry flying.)

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.