Picture of the Week

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As summer approaches, the number of submissions to our "Picture of the Week" contest is climbing.  We received nearly 150 different photos this week which made it tougher than usual to pick a winner, but somehow we managed.  After several rounds of second-guessing and moving photos around on our "POTW" drive, we finally decided to award this week's top honor to California's Larry Newman.  Larry's contribution is yet another entry in the growing category of "Skycrane Pictures" possibly our favorite yet in this category.

Like all first-place winners, Larry will receive a top-quality baseball cap adorned with the AVweb logo.  For your chance to win one of these caps and the opportunity to share your photo with tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts worldwide submit your own photos here.  Each week, we'll choose a first-place winner and run as many runner-up photos as we can possibly squeeze in!


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copyright Larry Newman
Used with permission

"Sikorsky Skycrane"

Skycranes have been a popular photo subject lately.  So much so that we thought about kicking this snapshot from Larry Newman of Oro Valley, Arizona into the runners-up pile but c'mon!  Just look at that photo!  We couldn't pass it up, no matter how hard we tried.

Larry tells us this particular whirlybird was in service "at 57AZ for the Romero Fire on Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains."

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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copyright Sonja Englert
Used with permission

"Which Way Is Up?"

O.K., O.K., we know some of you are already looking for our e-mail address to comment on the inclusion of a painting in an amateur photography contest.  But before you click send, consider what Sonja Englert of Bend, Oregon has to say.  "This is the result of a recent aerobatic training course at Sean Tucker's flight school," writes Sonja.  "Instead of trying to take a photo of this attitude, I made a painting."

We're loathe to overuse the phrase "c'mon," but well c'mon, she painted it!

(And for the record, we'll be disappointed if no one makes a crack about us hanging our art upside-down .. yet again.)


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Used with permission of Ryan Pemberton

"Stagger on Top"

We're always happy to see photos from Ryan Pemberton of Spokane, Washington.  Those who remember him from previous editions of "POTW" can attest to Ryan's keen eye.  And if they're anything like us, they're probably wondering just how many planes this guy has access to.  This week, at least, we don't have to wonder that's his dad's Staggerwing, and Ryan's brother is flying the photo plane.

Now that's what we call a fun family outing!


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Used with permission of Harold Davidson

"One from the Photo Album"

1973 has it really been over 30 years?  Harold Davidson of Melbourne, Florida would know that's him "flying a friend's VP-1 ... just south of Melbourne."


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copyright William T. Appleby
Used with permission

"A Spring Afternoon at the Ruth Amphitheatre Near Mt. McKinley"

Bill Appleby of Auckland, New Zealand made the long trek to frozen Alaska to land in the shadow of Mt. McKinley.  "A day that I will long remember," writes Bill.  "[I] landed ... in a Supercub and left in a Cessna 180.  Special thanks to Shirley, Bret, and Randy for making this happen."

And a tip of the hat to whomever remembered the camera from your friends at AVweb, Bill ... !


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Used with permission of Eddie Edwards

"On Top Down Under"

Eddie Edwards of Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia) snapped this majestic skyline from his '83 C-210 at 9,000 feet.


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Used with permission of Howard Rogers

"EZ Sunset at Golden West"

Camping beside his Long EZ at the EAA Golden West Fly-In, Howard Rogers of San Jose, California took a moment to savor the sunset and share it.  With any luck, Howard will be home safe and sound by the time this sees print in Thursday's edition of AVweb and AVwebFlash.


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Used with permission of Pat Bowers

"Pot of Gold?"

Pat Bowers of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas flies us out this week, with a Legend Cub flying beneath a rainbow "somewhere over Florida."  Let's hope it's a harbinger for better weather this weekend, Pat ... .

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.