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Wha co-winners?! That's right! For the first time (that we can recall), we've got a tie for first place here at "Picture of the Week"! Here's what happened: We got two terrific photos from this year's Warbirds over Wanaka, an annual air show at Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. We flipped back and forth between the two photos, bounced them up and down our Top Ten list, and finally decided that they must have been submitted by the same photographer so we named our mystery shutterbug this week's winner and proceeded to pick out our runners-up. But to our surprise, the photos came from two different submitters, both of whom were at the show. So rather than pick one photo or the other, we're awarding co-"POTW" honors to Gavin Conroy and Matt McCarty of New Zealand. Congratulations, guys your winning AVweb baseball caps are in the mail!

Remember to submit your aviation photos here, and you'll be eligible to win your very own "POTW' hat. Plus, we'll share the best photos each week right here.


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copyright Gavin Conroy
Used with permission

"Dump and Burn"

Gavin Conroy of Blenheim, New Zealand was positioned underneath this "sinister-looking" F-111 from the Royal Australian Air Force when it performed its signature "dump and burn" move at last week's Warbirds over Wanaka International Air Show.

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Used with permission of Matt McCarty

"Dump & Run"

Matt McCarty of Ashhurst, New Zealand seemed to be right behind Gavin, snapping the same stunt from a different angle.

Next year, Gavin and Matt, we'll expect you both to wear your "POTW" winner hats if only so you can spot each other in the air show crowd!

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 Mint Moore III

"Tennessee Cruisin'"

Magicians aren't allowed to share the secrets of their tricks but thankfully, that isn't always true for photographers. Mint Moore III of Franklin, Ohio writes, "I shot this photo with a Canon 10D from the back of Chris Johnson' TBM Torpedo Bomber. We take the back door off and have shot a lot of photos the past couple of years. The TBM Avenger is a great photo platform, as the speed is compatible to the fighters with no need for flaps."

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Used with permission of
Christopher Anderson

"Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Chris Anderson of Newark, Ohio operates the switches and knobs of our AVweb time machine this week. This photo, of Chris's grandmother Millie, was taken "many years ago" by granddad Morris.

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copyright Jud Phillips
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"Banner Drop"

Jud Phillips of Nashville, Tennessee didn't make it to Sun 'n Fun this year. While "everyone else" (according to Jud, at least) was living it up in sunny Florida, Jud was shlepping around Tennessee's Cornelia Fort Airpark with his camera. Thankfully for us, it panned out as this is the first air banner sign we've seen in the "POTW" contest in quite a while. Keep 'em coming, Jud!

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Used with permission of Timothy Porter

"Night Time Air Show at Sun 'n Fun"

Tim Porter of Unionville, Indiana did make the trek down to Sun 'n Fun. And, we're happy to say, he made it to another event we somehow missed this year the night time air show.

We have got to catch this next year ... !

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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.