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Want to guess this week's theme?  It's holiday pictures, of course — and, surprisingly, Middle America.  One in five "POTW" submissions in this round came from Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois.  Good work, folks — thanks for putting us in a festive mood!

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


Used with permission of Steve Stombaugh

"Christmas Time at the Tower"
Steve Stombaugh
of Indianapolis, Indiana writes:
"In last week's 'POTW,' Jared Yates claims, 'I don't think
you'll see decorations on any tower in the U.S., much less
a major international airport!'  Sorry, Jared, this is the
tower cab at Indianapolis International Airport!"

And quite a sight it is, Steve!  Thanks for submitting
this image, and be sure to leave your stocking up a
few extra days this year — your AVweb
baseball cap is on the way!

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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.

Used with permission of Bryan Oetting

"Fill 'Er Up, Please!"
Bryan Oetting of Decatur, Indiana snapped this
this photo during a food-and-fuel stopover on a
cross-country flight.  The Skyhawk is his, and the
Aeronca Chief belongs to his friend Shay Ponstler.
"We did get a few stares when 'topping off,'" writes Bryan.

Used with permission of Bob Hamel

"'Tis the Season of Hangar Flying at Lyncrest"
Bob Hamel
of Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
was one of several submitters this week
who chilled us to the bone.
Maybe it's time for some more articles on icing ... .

Bonus Holiday Pictures!

Because you've been very good this year,
here are a couple of extra pictures
to put you in the holiday spirit:

Used with permission of Bill Everson

"Santa's VOR"
"A neighbor put up this display," writes Bill Everson
of Elmhurst, Illinois.  "I drove past it several times before
realizing the similarity to a VOR's antennae."

Used with permission of Mark Murdock

"Santa's Helper Hits the Pilots' Lounge"
Mark Murdock of Griffin, Georgia sent us
a couple of festive pics— we'd expect nothing
less from a man who named his dog "Tequiza" —
but the caption on this one was our favorite:
"Pilots' lounge at Bella Field ... is a little rough."


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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.