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Submissions were down a bit this week – barely 50 fresh photos to choose from!  Luckily for us, every single photo we received this week was a "Top 10" contender.  It made picking a winner tough, but the process was a lot of fun.

When the dust settled, Steve Bailey of Illinois took home this week’s top prize – an officially licensed AVweb logo hat!  Wear it with pride, Steve – and be sure to remind your admirers that they, too, can win an AVweb hat if we choose one of theirphoto submissions as "Picture of the Week."

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copyright Steve Bailey
Used with permission

"Blue on Blue"
Steve Bailey
of Hoffman Estates, Illinois wins a tight
round of "POTW" competition this week with his photo
of a P-51 coming in for a landing after a flying demonstration
at Oshkosh this year.  Steve snapped the winning
photo with a Nikon D70 using 70-300mm zoom.

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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 Embry-Riddle
Sport Aviation Club

Used with permission of Andrea Luethi

"ERAU Sport Aviation Club"
Andrea Luethi of Daytona Beach, Florida
send us this image of theEmbry-Riddle Sport
Aviation Club
taking a Special Pitts S2B
out for a little formation flying practice.

Used with permission of George Hedinger

“Adios, Amigo!"
George Hedinger
of Wharton, New Jersey
caught this last-minute of his friend Mike
departing Andover-Aeroflex Airport in Jersey.
Mike had just dropped him off, "capping off
a great day of flying," writes George.

Bonus Pictures

A tiny sampling of the photos we
had to leaving behind on the virtual
"cutting room floor" this week:

Used with permission of Jamie M. Foy

“Rainbow over Cody"
Jamie Foy of Ranchester, Wyoming
kicks off this week’s bonus pictures with a photo
he took in Cody, Wyoming "while waiting for the weather
to clear so I could resume mountain-flying training."
Judging by the photo, it was a good wait … .

Used with permission of Darrell Couts

“Arctic Sunset"
Perhaps in response to Bill Whitney’s chopper pic
entitled "Arctic Sunrise" a few weeks back,
Darrell Couts of Redmond, Washington
sends us "Arctic Sunset," along with this note:
"As the sun set for the first time in months,
we were all watching the show.  C-206 on
floats on Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada,
300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Aug 2005."

copyright Robert A. Hanson
Used with permission

"Mosquitoes at Kimpo, Korea – 1956"
Finally, Robert Hanson of Olathe, Kansas
takes us on a journey back through time with a photo
from his personal collection.  "I was sorting photos from
my first assignment as a pilot:  A Forward Air Controller
flying LT-6-Gs, known as the Mosquitoes.  Gritty times,"
writes Robert.  (That’s him in the cockpit of LTA-582.)

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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.