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Sunny skies, heart-pounding action, and even a little piece of history round out this week’s reader-submitted pictures.  Strap in and prepare yourself for another non-stop visual feast, as we bring you the best of over 70 "Picture of the Week" contenders.

We’ll start you off with this week’s number one photo – a clear summer day and an exciting landing, courtesy of Hartwell, Georgia’s Jeremy King.

Of course, Jeremy will be taking home a prized (and officially licensed) AVweb baseball cap for this top-notch photo.  If you’d like one of these spiffy caps to keep the sun out of your eyes,submit your own aviation photos.  If yours is chosen for our top spot, we’ll send an AVweb hat straight to your doorstep.

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copyright Jeremy King
Used with permission

"So, Is This a Short Field – Or a Soft Field?"
Jeremy King
of Hartwell, Georgia touches down
on a beautiful spring day to collect this week’s
top prize – an official AVweb baseball cap.
"The Turbo Porter has always had a soft spot in
my heart, and I wanted a decent picture
of one," writes Jeremy.  "I think I got that!"
We tend to agree.

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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.

Used with permission of Mike Lester

"PC-12: Versatility and Beauty"
Mike Lester of Adelaide Airport, South Australia
ought to be in advertising (if he isn’t already).
One look at this beautiful Pilatus PC-12
demonstrator under the Tasmanian skies
in Broomfield Station, and we
were checking our bank balances.
(Folks at Pilatus, don’t get too excited.)

Used with permission of William P. Lear Jr.

"P-38 over San Francisco Bay, 1947"
We were wondering where
William Lear Jr. of Port Orange, Florida
came across this photo from the 1947 Oakland
Air Show – then we got around to reading his
comments, where we discovered that’s Bill piloting
the P-38 with Betty Skelton behind him.
The shot was taking from a BT-13 flying in
formation with the P-38.  He points out the
"partial flaps … to fly slow enough."

Bonus Pictures

Not enough for ya?  All right –
by popular demand, we’ll bring on the bonus pictures!

Used with permission of Michael Mahoney

"Whidbey Island Seneca"
Michael Mahoney of Redmond, Washington
continues this week’s summery theme with a
picture taken during "a rare sunny spring
weekend in the San Juans."

copyright Michel Vandervoort
Used with permission

"Winner Takes It All"
Michel Vandervoort of Alphen aan den Rijn
(Zuid-Holland, Holland) gets our blood pumping
with this dynamic shot of Mike Mangold after
the Red Bull Air Races in Rotterdam.

Used with permission of Alan K. Miller

"Can/Am 2005"
Alan K. Miller of Scotia, New York
sends us this tranquil shot from the first annual
Can/Am Fly-In at Lac Taureau, Qubec.

Used with permission of Byron Miranda

"C-17 Sunrise"
Byron Miranda of Aiea, Hawaii
welcomes the morning sun with this
shot he snapped in Frankfurt, Germany
after an early morning air show.

A while back, "POTW" contributor
George Mock sent us a stunning winter
shot of theLancaster FM-212 that has
stood as a memorial to Ontario airmen
who lost their lives during World War II
since the 1950s.  George also told us the
Lancaster would be removed from the memorial
site in May to start its journey toward a new home
at the Windsor Airport.  This week, a special surprise:

Used with permission of Rob Harway

"Coming Down"
Rob Harway of Windsor, Ontario
(Canada) is one of the volunteers for the
group that’s helping move and restore the
Lancaster.  He sent us several great pics of
the careful move, along with an assurance that
a fiberglass Spitfire replica and Hawker Hurricane
will be filling the space once occupied by the Lancaster.
And so a bit of history is carefully preserved for the next generation.

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.