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"Weather" is the theme of this installment of "Picture of the Week."  Our latest crop of photos took us around the world from snowy Ontario to the sweltering Iraqi landscape to a rainy day in Tucson, Arizona.  Thanks to his winning contribution, Tucson resident Jim McGill will get a brand-new AVweb baseball cap to keep the rain out of his eyes.

Thanks for taking time to share your photo, Jim!  The rest of you can get a shot at next week's baseball cap by submitting your amateur aviation photos here.

Quick Notes:
"Picture of the Week" is the talk of the town!  Be sure to check out Monday's AVmail for more reader opinions on digital photos showing up in our "POTW" contest, as well as a positive ID on Rock Swanson's vintage ' 41 bird from last week.

A couple of engine buffs sent in pictures for Marc Cook, AVweb's resident "Motorhead."  Rest assured that they were enjoyed at POTW HQ and passed along to Marc.  (Our "POTW" Editor plans to enjoy them again once Marc explains what exactly they're pictures of ... .)

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


copyright Jim McGill
Used with permission of Jim McGill

"Weathered In "
Jim McGill
of Tucson, Arizona
reminds us to wear our rain suits with
his winning image this week.

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

Used with permission of Forrest Johnson

"Let's Get Ready to Rumble!"
Forrest Johnson of the U.S. National Guard
sends us a photo of his unit prepping for night
missions in Iraq.  At the time the photo was
taken, Forrest tells us, the temp
on the flight line was 122 ˚F

Used with permission of George Mock

"Keeping Warm"
And we go all the way to the other extreme with this pic
from George Mock of Windsor, Ontario (Canada).
Ten bucks says the owners of these birds
(members of the Windsor Flying Club) were
comparably dressed when the picture was taken ... .

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

Yes, there are too many pictures this week!

The boss never has to know just enjoy
'em and keep it on the down-low, O.K.?

Used with permission of John Shelden

"A380 Wannabe"
John Shelden of Kent, Washington
made us ask, "What the ?!"
But he was kind enough to provide
a link with more information on this
flying 3/5-scale Stipa-Caproni aircraft.
Go ahead and click here to learn more.
Just don't forget to come back for our
other two bonus pictures.

copyright Jim Oxford
Used with permission of Jim Oxford

"Tomahawk at Kitty Hawk"
Jim Oxford of Atlanta, Georgia
took this clever photo in the early 1980s.
Thanks for digging it out and sharing, Jim!

And two landscapes to take us home this week:

Used with permission of Vanessa Grigsby

"Sunrise over a Sea of Fog"
The tower at Travis Air Force Base, as captured by
Vanessa Grigsby of Vacaville, California

Used with permission of Terry Cronin

"Moonrise over Mt. Rainier"
Terry Cronin
of Federal Way, Washington
snuck this pic in as we were reviewing
the week's contenders, and we just
couldn't save it for next week.

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.