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There are only a couple of days before AirVenture as we write this — and the excitement is starting to set in. We're looking forward to big announcements from a number of major players this year, and (as in years past) we'll be scattered all over the show grounds taking pictures, talking to attendees, conducting interviews, and generally being nosy. This means that next week will be another "no 'POTW'" week — unless we miraculously find the time to go through all your submissions and pull out a few to share. (Hey, we're just leaving the possibility open, all right?) But we don't want you slacking off while we're having fun at the show: Please continue to submit photos just like it were any other week; your pics will automatically be entered into consideration for our next regularly-scheduled installment of "POTW" on August 3.

In the meantime, why don't you kick back and enjoy this week's winning photos with us? First up is top spot winner (and soon-to-be AVweb hat-wearer) Captain Elio Marcillo of the United States Marine Corps ... .


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Used with permission of Elio F. Marcillo

"Frosty on Top"

USMC Captain Elio F. ("Frosty") Marcillo send us a small cargo load of great photos this week. Capt. Marcillo must spend quite a bit of time with Super Stallions like the one shown here — he's racked up an impressive collection of photos of them. We wish we could show you more, but this isn't the Marine Corps newsletter so picked our favorite for the spotlight.

Capt. Marcillo, we'll be sending an official AVweb baseball cap to your stateside address. Wear it with pride when you get home — and stay safe in the meantime.

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 Dennis Bleazard

"Fly Bye"

Dennis Bleazard of Sandy, Utah writes, "An unfortunate soul had a 'fuel problem' over the Great Salt Lake. He was lucky he made the shore instead of landing in the water. We landed our cubs there for the expressed purpose of taking this picture."

While we feel for the pilot, we do have to admit that it's a nice picture ... .

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Used with permission of
Bob Leder, Bell Helicopter

"V-22 Flies over London's Big Ben"

Bob Leder of Bell Boeing gets our blood pumping this week with a photo taken over one of the world's most beloved (and recognizable) landmarks. Thanks to Bob for sharing it — and photographer Sheldon Cohen for snapping it.

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Used with permission of Mick Fine

"Scattered Precip — Whitehorse, Yukon Territory"

Mick Fine of Tulsa, Oklahoma snapped his photo in Whitehorse, CA just as 6 two-seaters were returning from a 2-week trip to Anchorage, Alaska. (For more images from the trip, check out Mick's photo album.)

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Copyright © Terry Renna/AP
Used with permission of Byron H. Stoll

"Welcome Home"

This week's biggest news story had to be the touchy touchdown of Space Shuttle Discovery. AVweb reader Byron H. Stoll provides us with this shot of the Discovery approaching the runway at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida — courtesy of AP photographer Terry Renna.

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Used with permission of Dick Lemons

"Home Ahead of the Front"

Dick Lemons of Kansas City, Missouri flies us out this week with a quick shot of pilots Tom Gleaser and Dick Starks "in their fiery Nieuport 11 steeds just ahead of one of Mother Nature's very scary, but beautiful displays."

Well said, Dick! (And thanks for the photo.)

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Used with permission of Elio F. Marcillo

... still here?

Oh, all right — since we'll be gone next week, here are two more of those incredible Super Stallion pics from Capt. Marcillo. Our treat.

"CH-53 Super Stallion Lifting an F-4"

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.