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Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes
hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share
with you on Thursday mornings. The top photos are featured on
AVweb's home page, and one photo
that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our
"Picture of the Week."
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
We love spring! And (quite frankly) it doesn't
have much to do with warm weather, air shows, or sunny Saturday
afternoons. Nope. For Team POTW, the best part of spring is
the flood of new airplane photographs that make their way to our
submission box. This week, we had 112 new images to rifle through.
(That's usually good for about 30 wows, 15 giggles, and 10 or so
Share your photos with the rest of us who love
flying! Submit them
we'll drool all over them, then run the best of the batch on AVweb.
Bengt Olson of Hindås, Sweden
brought a smile to our faces with this shot of "King Carl XII trying to
direct a Finnair A321." Despite some rather amazing photos that
trickled in this week, we couldn't stop snickering over Bengt's creative
image, and (at the end of the day) that made this our "Picture of the
Bengt, we were tempted to send you an extra cap for King Carl there
but with your sense of humor, we couldn't trust you not to put it
Fire in the Belly
Kent Wien of Newfields, New
Hampshire was "trying to get this DC-3 ready for a transcon flight this
week. We couldn't leave today, but at least I was able to get this
picture," writes Kent.
F-111 High Speed Burn
Dirk Meinecke of Milson's Point, New
South Wales (Australia) sent in
amazing shots of this Royal Australian Air Force F-111 (and
showing off at the Avalon 2007 Air Show but, being overgrown kids, we
decided to go with the photos that featured fiery afterburners!
(Settle down, Beavis.)
* In the interest of accuracy, we should note that the
afterburners aren't actually on fire. (They're igniting the jet
fuel dumped in their wake, a popular air show stunt that never fails to
excite the crowd and us.)
Jimmy Wedell with One of His Wedell-Williams Racers, 1933
"This picture was taken by my dad [Richard
Muething] at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati in 1933," writes
Joe Muething of St. Petersburg,
Florida. "Dad was a pilot in the '40s and has been an aviation
buff all his life. At 94, he is still watching planes and keeping
abreast of the latest aviation news."
Want more? We had far too many great pics this week for you
to miss the regular "POTW" slideshow on our home page.
See the other photos
To enter next week's contest,
A quick note for submitters: If you've got several
photos that you feel are "POTW" material, your best bet is to submit
them one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing
print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on
us, too. ;)
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.