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Since our last edition of "Picture of the Week," AVweb readers have
bombarded us with a steady stream of amazing aviation photos. By
Wednesday night, we had well over 100 submissions — almost of all of
them considered for one of our top spots this week. We know you've
heard this before, but the quality of photos we've received over the
past few weeks is truly amazing. Whatever you guys are doing —
taking photography classes, or just going to a lot of really good air
shows — keep it up!
The only downside to this upswing in "POTW" submissions is that we
have to leave behind a lot of eye-popping photos. So, before we
take off into the skies with this week's top winners, we'd like to
remind you that we ooh and ahh over every single "POTW"
submission, and we take the time to read through your comments when each
week's contest is done. Many of you have contributed outstanding
photos and may never have won a hat or even heard back from us — we're
really busy, honest! — but we'd like you to know how much we appreciate
your time and support.
sending photos! They really are the best part of our week.
Now, on to this week's pretty pictures!
Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of
readers who submit photos.*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
Used with permission
of Herb Kushner
Herb Kushner of Bridgewater, New Jersey
edged out some fierce competitors this week to fill our
number one spot with hot air and blue skies. As a reward
(and a heartfelt "thank you" for stealing our breath away),
we're sending Herb an official AVweb baseball cap.
(The photo comes from the Labor Day
Balloon Lift in Colorado Springs, Colorado.)
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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
with permission of Peter McCombe
"Heli Spraying in NZ"
of Gisborne, New Zealand
joins the ranks of our favorite "POTW" contributors this week,
with a stop-motion photo "taken while scrub spraying."
Just in case we haven't said it yet, Peter and his
fellow New Zealanders are among some of
the most prolific submitters to "POTW."
Is there a camera factory in New Zealand
that we don't know about?
(And why have your Australian neighbors
gotten so slack in the submissions department?
They used to love us too, once upon a time.)
with permission of Pamela Nielsen
"Father and Son Gettin' Some Air Time Together"
We immediately fell for this photo submitted by
Pamela Nielsen of Warrenville,
"This is my husband, flying my Airborne Edge Trike,"
writes Pamela, "sharing the air with my 10-year-old
son on the ATV." Seems like everyone in this
family has some cool toys, doesn't it?
Full steam ahead to the bonus pictures!
Used with permission
of Amanda Carter
"Herk Airborne Airdrop"
Amanda Carter of Sherwood, Arkansas
treated us to a sight we don't regularly see in our
"POTW" files — a massive jump (300+ participants)
performed by the 82nd Airborne at the
Little Rock Air Force Base Air Show.
copyright © Eric
We understand that you can't help but
be excited by all these action-packed photos,
but Eric Cobb
of Solvang, California
promises to set a serene mood for the
remainder of this week's photos.
That's Charlie Plumb in the cockpit,
and if you don't immediately recognize
the name, you should take a minute to visit
his web site. (Thanks
for the link, Eric!)
"Heading for Home"
Speaking of our favorite New Zealanders,
this photo of the Red Checkers showing
off their formation flying skills comes to us from
of Blenheim. Gavin's name
has been popping up a lot on "POTW" finalists lately.
Maybe he owns stock in that camera factory ... ?
(Keep 'em coming, Gavin!)
with permission of Kent Wien
"Blinded by the Light"
Finally, Kent Wien
of Newfields, New Hampshire
sees us off this week with a serene photo of
"my friend Jeff Thompkins's Cessna 180
on Moosehead Lake during the
Greenville Seaplane Fly-In."
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.