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Welcome to another edition of AVweb’s “Picture of the Week”! The number of reader-submitted photos has dropped back to usual levels for this time of year, but the variety and quality of pics remain high.

Did all our readers get together and collectively decide to submit only their best photos? And if so, why didn’t they invite us to the party? We’ve been so good to everyone, giving away an exclusive AVweb baseball cap to each week’s number-one winner! Sigh. If we can’t get invited to reader parties, there’s only one way to console ourselves: Time to look through our latest batch of airplane pictures!

You’re welcome to join us, but remember: As soon as you’re done looking, we’d appreciate it if you’dclick here and submit some of your own amateur aviation photos. You may find your name on AVweb next week – and a brand-new hat in your mailbox.

Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.


Used with permission of Barry Tempest

“Portugal Air Show – Evora – EH101”
Stark colors highlight the contrast between awesome power
and everyday labor (see the guy on the tow?) in this photo from
Barry Tempest of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (U.K.).
Barry took our breath away this week, and as a reward, we’re
sending an official AVweb baseball cap across the Atlantic
to his doorstep. Watch your mail, Barry – and thanks!

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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 larger versions.

copyright Gavin Conroy
Used with permission

“Fokker Attack”
Frequent “POTW” contributor
Gavin Conroy of Blenheim, New Zealand
returns this week with more vintage war planes.
We’re starting to see where your interests lie, Gavin … .

Used with permission of David E. Enochs

“Painted Blue”
David Enochs
of Manteo, North Carolina
really knows how to bring out the color in his
aviation photos. We had a hard time choosing
which of his photos to run in “POTW,” but this
one from the recent NAS Oceana Air Show
in Virginia Beach finally won out.

Bonus Pictures

Don’t frown.
There’s still a few good photos
to see before we’re done!

Used with permission of William Sampler

“Leadville Warning Sign”
One of these days, we may run a special edition
of “POTW” spotlighting the – er, interesting signs
you’ve sent us over the years. Until then, we’ll settle
for this sobering warning sign from LXV, “the highest
public airport in the U.S.A.,” according to contributor
William Sampler
of Centennial, Colorado.
Click the “large” link for a glimpse of life
at 9,927 feet above sea level:

Used with permission of Travis Whittier

“Now That’s a Purty Sight”
First Gavin Conroy, now
Travis Whittier
of Glendale, Arizona –
it’s old home week at “POTW” headquarters
as familiar names from past weeks start cropping
up on this week’s winning pictures. Whatever your
day job is, Travis, don’t tell us. We’d much rather
imagine you living the good life, spending your days
photographing airplanes and occasionally sending
us a really good image out of pity.
Yep. It’s good to be Travis.

Used with permission of Richard N. Weber

“Kingsbury Aerodrome”
And finally, Richard Weber of Spring Branch, Texas
takes us out this week with a photo of two bi-planes
“posing” (Richard’s word) at theKingsbury Aerodrome.
The Aerodrome Airport restores and refurbishes airplanes -s
and gets a stellar recommendation from Richard, by the way.

Special thanks to Jack Fleetwood, who corrected us when
we incorrectly called the yellow plane a Stearman in our
first publication of this edition of "POTW."  In fact, it’s an
N3N belonging to Fleetwood’s friend Bill Farmer.
Sorry, guys – and thanks for setting us straight!

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 thePOTW Rules orsend us an e-mail.