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
(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.
Jerry Milek of Mississauga, Ontario
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?
"Diamond Dropout Landing at ORD" John Rippinger of Schaumburg,
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)."
"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!
"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."
"$2.20 a Gallon?! Where Was That Again?"
Joa isn't the only one shocked by rising petrol prices.
According to Dale Gardner of
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.)
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.