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Welcome to another edition of AVweb's "Picture of the Week," where we print the best of your amateur aviation photos.  Ken Hemmerling of British Columbia takes us on a journey into the past this week, with a photo of WWI German ace Werner Voss and his Fokker.  For digging this one out of the archives, we've declared Ken our weekly winner and are sending him an official AVweb baseball cap.

To get a shot at next week's baseball cap, submit your photo.

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


From the album of Guido Scheffer
Used with permission of Ken Hemmerling

"Werner Voss "
Ken Hemmerling
of Clearwater, British Columbia (Canada) writes,
"WWI buffs will recognize plane and pilot immediately.
Others need only do a Google search with the words Werner Voss."
Many thanks to Ken and WWI pilot Guido Scheffer,
who had this photo in an album.  Amazing!

Click here to view a large version of this image
Click here for a medium-sized version

Used with permission
of John Barratt Patton

"Taken from Solid Ground"
John Barratt Patton of Chicago, Illinois writes,
"This picture is from a rock formation called Picacho Peak
in El Centro, California.  My buddy Josh is the NFO in the
first plane and explained that this was the entry for one of their MTRs.
The crew coordinated with one of their co-workers to drive three hours
then make the 30-minute rock climb so that he could take
this picture as they passed at 450 knots."

copyright Bill Johnson
Used with permission of Bill Johnson

"Waiting for Morning"
Bill Johnson of Seattle, Washington
submits this landscape photo with no comment.
Click over to the larger version, and we think
you'll agree that the photo says it all.

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.

Bonus Pictures

A couple of extra photos
to help us kick off 2005:

Used with permission of John Page

John Page of Rickmansworth, Herts (U.K.)
tells us he took this photo from a Cirrus SR22 photoship.

copyright Chris Cummings
Used with permission of Chris Cummings

"Early Morning Departure"
Chris Cummings of Houston, Texas
contributes this week's beautiful sunrise,
as a Rowan Drilling Bell 222 helicopter
heads for an oil rig in the Gulf.
(We at "POTW" Central do love a beautiful sunrise.)

Used with permission of George McKee

"170B in Action"
This one's for our own Motor Head, Marc Cook.
George McKee of Falcon Bridge, Ontario (Canada)'s
only comment was, "Neah, eh?"

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.