Picture of the Week

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Two weeks out from Sun 'n Fun, the photos are starting to roll in.  Pictures from the Florida fly-in dominate our current batch of "POTW" entries.  As it turns out, many AVweb readers attended the show this year and had their cameras on hand.  (Good thing, too, since you folks saw some things we missed!)  Of all the Sun 'n Fun pics and a few stunning non-air show pictures our favorite this week came from Rich Spolar of Orlando, Florida.  Rich submitted several photos from the show, but (alas!) we had to choose only one.

Like all top-spot winners in the "Picture of the Week" contest, Rich will receive an official AVweb baseball cap.  To win one of these sharp numbers for yourself, you'll have to do the same thing Rich did submit your photos here.  Each week, we'll choose one photo from the top ten or twenty entries as our winner and share as many of the rest as we have time to re-size and post!


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Used with permission of Rich Spolar

"Still Beautiful"

Rich Spolar of Orlando, Florida sent us a great assortment of photos from this year's Sun 'n Fun Fly-In.  We had a tough time choosing from Rich's entries, but eventually settled on this sun-drenched DC-3.

AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up.  Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

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Used with permission of
Vincent Maarschalkerweerd

"Away We Goooo ..."

Vincent Maarschalkerweerd of Raleigh, North Carolina snapped this photo during a skydive in Orange, Virginia.  We aren't sure whether Vincent participated in the jump or just took photos but either way, we're willing to bet this was a fun way to spend the day.


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Used with permission of William Rexer

"RV-8 on Final for Runway 5 at Spruce Creek"

If the fiery clouds and crisp blue skies in William Rexer's photo don't capture your imagination, that perfect RV-8 silhouette certainly will.  Direct from the Spruce Creek Fly-In Community in Daytona Beach, Florida although William hails from Perrysburg, Ohio.


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copyright Jim Weaver
Used with permission

"Phantom Landing"

Crisp blue contrast made this photo from Jim Weaver of Prescott, Arizona one we couldn't pass up.  The subject, according to Jim, is the world's only civilian-owned Phantom jet.


Yes, we are jealous.


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Used with permission of David Martin

"Attack of the Cubs"

David Martin of Winter Park, Florida was one of many readers who continue to send us their Sun 'n Fun '06 photos.  Here, David shows us a flight of Piper Cubs coming in for a mass landing.


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Used with permission of Dave Upchurch

"Reserved Parking"

Dave Upchurch of Tucson, Arizona reminds us that good parking spaces are hard to find at AirVenture.  Fortunately, the Kent Pietsch Aerial Team knows how to solve the problem, downing two birds with one stone.


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Used with permission
of Jeanne E. Palazzo

"Stearman in a Hangar, N72"

Jeanne E. Palazzo of Port Murray, New Jersey thanked us for considering her entry as a "POTW" contender.  So we owe her a hearty "you're welcome, Jeanne."  Thanks for taking time to submit your photos!


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Used with permission of Ron Jones

"Sea Gull Sunset"

Ron Jones of Summerville, South Carolina writes, "Of all the flying pictures that I have taken, this is my favorite.  Had to wait for this lone gull to get into position for almost an hour."  Ron's magic moment finally came after 12 out-of-position shots on the Carolinas' Lake Moultrie.

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.