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Before we get started with this week's winning photos, a quick (but important!) announcement:

AVweb experienced some server problems over the weekend, and many "POTW" submissions were lost.  Some came through mangled or partially submitted, but many have disappeared into the cyber-aether.  (Which is why our "POTW" selection this week is a bit smaller than usual.)

We apologize for the inconvenience, but if you've submitted a photo for consideration during the last seven days (and you don't see it below), then please take a few moments to re-submit.  We realize it's a hassle for some of you, but — well, quite frankly, we really like looking at your pictures every week and can't help but feel like we've missed some really good ones this week.  (We were able to make out a few tail fins and the tops of some heads in many of the mangled shots.)

Thankfully, the pictures that did come through were stellar.  We'd put Kevin Orr's winning photo up against anyone's, from any week!  For those of you astounded at Kevin's luck in getting such a terrific shot, consider this:  He didn't even have to leave his driveway to do it.  Not a bad day's work, Kevin.  We're cutting you a check for one official AVweb "POTW" baseball hat even as you read this — watch your mailbox!

Remember:  Kevin won this week's hat because he took time to submit his photo.  We'd love to see yours!


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Used with permission of Kevin Orr

"An Eagle in a Tight Squeeze"

"This time I did not have to go to the airport for pictures," writes Kevin Orr of Olathe, Kansas.  "[I]nstead, the aircraft came to me."

The aircraft in question is Kansas City's LifeFlight Eagle 2 emergency helicopter, which responded to an accident at his neighbors' home last Thursday.  While the rest of us were catching up on the AVwebFlash newsletter, Kevin watched a cautious pilot set down in the midst of cars, fire trucks, houses, and street lamps.

"Did I hear someone in the background say that helo pilots are the best?" asks Kevin.  "I will let you guys decide."  Well, we don't know about the best — but we're definitely impressed!

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 Brandon Wren

"My Co-Pilots"

"A beautiful Saturday morning at the airport with my two co-pilots," writes Brandon Wren of Lima, Ohio.  "What could be better?"

We honestly can't think of many things that can top it — winning  a sweepstakes ... maybe having a helicopter land in your front yard ... .


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Used with permission of Mark Murdock

"Roy's Ride"

Mark Murdock of Griffin, Georgia snapped ol' Roy here with his trusty Fuji Fine Pix — while flying alongside in his air bike.

And we catch grief for driving and talking on the cell phone ... .


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Used with permission of Mike Scalera

"Tiger on the River"

Mike Scalera of Spokane, Washington flies us home with this week with a shot of Ryan and Jay Pemberton cruising over the waters of the Spokane River.

Hmmm — Ryan Pemberton, eh?  Now where have we heard that name before?

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.