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In mid-May, when "Picture of the Week" submissions were
lagging, we put out the call for you to send us your best
aviation photos — and you answered with a flood of brand-new
pictures that were so exciting, so lively, we almost started
that week's column with these words: "Best week ever."
Man, are we glad we didn't. Because this week's
submissions might be even better! There
were slightly fewer submissions than in the previous
landmark week, but the variety couldn't be beat. We
laughed; we marvelled; we turned green with envy once or
twice; and we even gasped once! Join us for a quick
tour through this week's vibrant submissions — starting with
the photo that made us gasp, from Max Haynes of Maple Grove,
(Max will be getting an Official AVweb Baseball Cap for
placing first in this week's contest.
Submit your aviation photos today, and you might be the
next reader sporting an AVweb cap around your FBO!)
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Used with permission
of Max Haynes
Max Haynes of Maple Grove,
Minnesota soars high
this week with a photo taken during a formation flying
over the Mississippi River. This photo was taken
directly after the
Commemorative Air Force's "Wings of Freedom" Air Show.
Interested in the CAF?
See more photos at
here to view a large version of this image
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
of Randy Kirgiss
"Flying Over Baghdad"
Randy Kirgiss of the
U.S. military sent
us this photo of a mission over Baghdad.
We found it both ominous and majestic.
Used with permission of
"Showing an Early Interest"
Brett Justus of Sumter,
was thrilled to see his daughter taking an
interest in flying. Mom, on the other hand,
"groaned when she realized we now had
two plane nuts in the family!"
Woo-hoo! The sheer number and
of photos has us jumping for joy this week.
Why, we might even be happier than this next guy ...
with permission of Billy Walker
"The Stearman Bunch"
Billy Walker of Phoenix,
another photo to our collection of clever
in-flight self-portraits. Why so happy?
He was headed to the Stearman Fly-In
at the Palm Springs Air Museum!
copyright © Hal Samples
"Life Is Good"
This photo from Stephen Hundley
of Dallas, Texas
(where everything is bigger, right?) makes a great
desktop wallpaper on those new 17" "widescreen"
monitors — even if it is a little creepy to have a picture
of someone else's family on your computer at work.
Stephen explains that the photo (taken by photographer
Hal Samples) was a Father's Day gift
family, featuring his wife and two daughters:
"Everything I love in one photo!"
Our apologies to Stephen for incorrectly
family to photographer Hal Samples when we first ran
this photo. Stephen was kind enough to send us the
correction on Thursday morning after we ran the AVflash.
with permission of Richard Proctor
of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
asks the question, "Is that why — or how —
chamfer the wing-tip?" (Yes, clever captioning
helps you out in the weekly "POTW" contest ... !)
copyright © Blake Mathis/
Classic Air Works
"Sunset on the Saturn V"
of Madison, Alabama
closes this week's edition of "POTW"
with a peaceful sunset backdrop framing
the Saturn V rocket that stands watch over
the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
in Huntsville, Alabama.
To enter next week's contest,
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.