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As we browse through each week's submissions to our "POTW" contest, we can't help looking for themes and connections.  This week's batch, for example, had an exceptionally high percentage of shots taken on the ground at the airport.  That's nothing unusual, but a quick count shows that nearly 3/4 of this week's submissions were taken at airports and hangars.  Not that we're complaining – quite the opposite, in fact.  This week's entries were so high-quality that it took us longer than usual to sort through them and pick a winner.


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copyright Chris Starnes
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"Holding Short"
Chris Starnes
of Gate City, Virginia takes home an official AVweb baseball cap for this week's winning photo.  He caught this U.S. Airways A319 holding short of the runway at Charlotte-Douglas International in North Carolina.

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view mediums.


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copyright David J. Benna
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"DC-3 Waiting the Storm Out"
David J. Benna
of Ames, Iowa was a very close second-place in this week's contest.  Those ominous clouds really caught our eye.  According to David, this DC-3 was bound for Fort Dodge, Iowa but had to stop short in Boone, Iowa and wait out the weather.


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copyright Ingvar Eriksson
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"Losing Propeller Blades"
"Well, it didn't actually lose the blades," writes Ingvar Eriksson of Malmo, Sweden.  "But it sure looks like it, doesn't it?"  We gotta admit – that'ssome optical illusion!


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Used with permission of Mitch Mitchell

"Smoke 'n Wonder"
Mitch Mitchell
of San Diego, California returns with a dynamic shot of Julie Clark flying her T-34 in the Wings over Gillespie Air Show in El Cajon, California.


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copyright Dan Valentine
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"V1 – Rotate!"
We're left with no choice but to declare Dan Valentine of London, England (U.K.) an airport bum.  What else can he be doing with his days, considering that three of the many photos he submitted this week made it into the final round of selection?  Thanks for reminding us that jets and commercial aircraft can be just as much fun to watch as our buddies' planes, Dan.


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Used with permission of Michael Matthews

"B-25 Deice Handle" and"C-141 Starlifter"
Michael Matthews
of North Las Vegas, Nevada has chosen to fill his free time with – um, "arts and crafts," we suppose.  Check out his interesting custom deice handle.  And, because we can't resist pointing out a theme, have a look at his C-141 Starlifter model.


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Used with permission of Sam Pollitt

"Climbing into the Moody Skies"
Sam Pollitt
of Manchester, England (U.K.) bids a fond farewell to this week's edition of "POTW."  Thanks to everyone who submitted for making this a banner week.

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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 thePOTW Rules orsend us an e-mail.