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This was a light week for "POTW" submissions, but almost every entry this week was a serious contender for one of our top three spots.  So, despite a slight drop in submissions, we’re going to run an astonishing seven pictures this week – headlined by a colorful, exciting air show pic from Bob Harrington.

Bob, like all our weekly winners, will receive an official AVweb baseball cap to keep his eyes shaded during this summer’s air shows.  To get an AVweb cap of your own, submit your photo here.

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


copyright Robert C. (Bob) Harrington
Used with permission

"The Professional"
Bob Harrington
of Seattle, Washington dug this one
out of his scrapbook for us.  According to Bob, this is
Art Scholl in his Super Chipmunk N114V at the Lynnwood
Rotary Paine Field International Air Show in July of 1979.

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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 Raymond Woo

"Great Blue Heron"
Although we loved this image at first glance,
Raymond Woo of Palo Alto, California pointed out
"how the paint scheme on the Skyhawk kind of
abstractly resembles the plumage of the heron."


Used with permission of Wayne Dippold

"Charley – 1, Mooney – 0"
Wayne Dippold of Alden, New York reminds
of the devastation left behind in the wake of last
year’s Hurricane Charley.  As Wayne puts it,
"This poor little Mooney got beat to a pulp."

Bonus Pictures

Do you like the bonus pictures
we’ve been sneaking into "POTW"?
If so, you’d better get those submission numbers
back up, or we may be forced to cut back!

Used with permission of George Mock

"Flying Over an Old Warrior"
George Mock of Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
explains that what we’re seeing here is a
Lancaster FM212 placed in the Lancaster Rose Gardens
as a memorial to over 400 Windsor-area airmen who made the
ultimate sacrifice during WWII.  George tells us the Lancaster is
being moved into temporary storage at the end of May, where
it will await a new permanent home at the Windsor Airport.

Used with permission of Kenneth C. Budd

“Coming Soon"
Kenneth C. Budd of Atlanta, Georgia
gives us a glimpse of the new tower under
construction at ATL, as viewed from
Concourse E at the airport.

Used with permission of
Sven Borger Fiedler

We were tempted to change the caption on this photo from
Sven Borger Fiedler
of Oslo, Norway to "Figure 8."
Sven writes, "A friend and I landed on the ice … on a
remote Norwegian lake.  At the nearby cafe, we had
this view from the window.  I wonder what they were
talking about?"  We could venture a guess … .

copyright Don Parsons
Used with permission

"Flying a Classic"
Sherri Alexander
of St. Peters, Missouri
took this photo of Don Parsons
in his F-24 from her Cessna 172.

Interestingly, St. Peters is now the most common city name we’re seeing in "POTW" entries.  Any particular reason it’s become a destination for amateur aviation photographers? Tell us.

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.