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This week saw a slight dip in submission numbers to our
"Picture of the Week" contest — only forty-odd photos
arrived — but, thankfully, there were some real keepers in
the mix. Take this week's winning photo, for example:
Jay Weise of Denver, Colorado uses composition, lighting,
editing, and context to masterful effect in his
contribution. The result is a nostalgic and
eye-catching image — no small feat when you consider his
subject is the EAA's B-17 Fuddy Duddy, which has
shown up in our submission box at least two or three times a
week for the past ten weeks.
Kudos, Jay — your official AVweb baseball cap will probably
be on the way by the time you read this!
If you'd like to win one of these nifty AVweb hats,
own photos today!
Yes, it's O.K. if they're Fuddy Duddy
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copyright © Jay Weise
Used with permission
"B-17 Fuddy Duddy Flies at Centennial Airport"
Jay Weise of Denver,
Colorado sends us this
latest photo of the EAA's Fuddy Duddy B-17.
Followers of "POTW" have seen Fuddy on a couple
of her stops across the U.S., as she makes her way
to AirVenture. Watching Fuddy depart is
Matt Burchette, standing alongside a vintage 1940s
bicycle. (No word on whether Matt plans to take
the bike on a cross-country tour for the EAA.)
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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
copyright © Michael DiAntonio
"Flying at Van Sandt"
Speaking of AirVenture,
Michael DiAntonio of Wildwood Crest,
New Jersey definitely has the fly-in spirit.
Michael tells us this is the second time
he's submitted this picture, and we're
glad he took the time to re-submit.
copyright © David Dubin
Used with permission
"Fire No More! Sikorsky CH-54A to the Rescue"
David Dubin of Redwood
reminds us of another staple of summer flying:
aerial firefighting. Fortunately this Sikorsky
helicopter was on hand to dump its fire
retardants and avert disaster.
Despite a slight dip in submission levels
this week, we'll still shell out some bonus
pictures — because, y'know, they're fun ... .
copyright © Richard Proctor
"Keep That Concrete Pouring"
Here's another helicopter on the job,
courtesy of Richard
Proctor of Havelock North,
Hawke's Bay (New Zealand). And this chopper
is making good time, by Richard's estimate:
"1 ton of concrete 1500' up to wind tower
and back in three minutes!"
with permission of Larry Krengel
"The Tradition Continues"
of Marengo, Illinois
captures the momentous occasion as
"Marvin Padget welcomes John Baker
to the world
of aviation following his first solo flight made in a
Blanik L-23 at the Sky Soaring Glider Club."
with permission of Brenda Rahmann
It looks like young Chelsea may be joining
John Baker in the flying club — in a few years.
For now, she's geared up to travel as a passenger in this
photo from Brenda Rahmann
of Columbia, New Jersey.
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