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We received nearly 100 entries for this week’s "POTW" contest – putting us back in the high numbers we’ve grown to love!  Thanks for sending us your aviation photos and keeping our eyes soothed while we put together the news reports.

Kim Rosenlof of Arizona takes home the prize-winning AVweb baseball cap this week.  Want a shot at next week’s cap? Submit your photo today.

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copyright Kim Rosenlof
Used with permission

"Pot of Gold?"
Kim Rosenlof
of Tempe, Arizona points out,
"Hot air balloons and rain don’t mix, which is why it’s
extremely unusual to see a rainbow and balloons together."
Not to worry – the colorful display only accompanied a light shower,
and this balloon flight at Parker, Arizona went off without a hitch.

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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 Glenn Fischer

Glenn Fischer of Washington, DC
sent in this shot taken while flying a Navy T-34C
Turbo Mentor "somewhere near Sedona, Arizona."


Used with permission of Jan Henning

"The Hazards of African Bush Strips"
Jan Henning
of Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa)
writes, "These BlesBuck are stubborn but predictable
(and dumb)."  Despite being shooed away before this
landing, curiosity drew them back to the field
just in time for the big show.

Bonus Pictures

Contest entries inched back up near
100 pictures this week, so here come our
much-enjoyed Bonus Pictures of the Week:

Used with permission of Mark Westervelt

"Air France Airbus A340 – St. Maarten"
Mark Westervelt of North Reading, Massachusetts
just returned from St. Maarten, where he spent a chunk
of his vacation sitting on Sunset Beach watching the planes
come in over Princess Julianna Airport.  Mark recommends the
Sunset Beach Bar, where they pipe in the Tower frequency.

Used with permission of Lawrence Gilbert

“The Captain’s Reflection"
Lawrence Gilbert of Titusville, Florida
provides this week’s second self-portrait,
this time from the pilot’s Stearman PT17.

copyright Harry Asbury
Used with permission of Harry Asbury

"Learn to Fly at Milton, FL"
Harry Asbury
of Holt, Florida
sends us this pic, where someone
had a bit of sense of humor after
Hurricane Ivan.  (Click through to
the large image to read the sign.)

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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.