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Uncle!  We give up; we're waving the white flag.  Please, go easy on us.

Last week, we griped about the recent downturn in "Picture of the Week" submissions and pleaded shamelessly for our beloved reader-contributors to pick up the pace.  We should have known we'd live to regret it.  This week, submissions soared back up to over 100 photos, and our sad, beleaguered "POTW" staff has been poring over them in a hidden bunker, debating the relative merits of each one.  (It's a tough and thankless job, but it beats working for a living.)

After hours of deliberation and a few hurt feelings, we're turning over this week's top-prize AVweb baseball cap to Jakob Adolf of Madagascar, whose right-of-way dilemma gave us a chuckle.  If you like Jakob's photo, wait until you see the rest of this week's batch — we had twenty contenders for the number-one spot, and even with an unprecedented nine photos in the full article, we're leaving out some tremendous photos that we just don't have time to show you.

Thanks for the great turn-out.  Keep sending us pictures, and we'll keep sharing 'em with the rest of the aviation world!

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


Used with permission of Jakob Adolf

"Comin' Through"
Jakob Adolf
of Antananarivo, Madagascar is no
stranger to remote runways, but this recurring right-of-way
problem takes the cake.  Until recently, scheduled airplane
arrivals and departures took precedence over the train schedule,
but scheduled trains took precedence over unscheduled aircraft.
As you can imagine, communications problems ran rampant,
and Jakob and company preferred to yield the right-of-way when
they could.  A new airport commander, however, has changed
the rule to give all aircraft precedence over trains, making.
Jakob's life a little easier.  In his words, "We love a guy like that."

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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 Stephen Eisenbies