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AVweb hopes you all enjoyed the Super Bowl – or whatever it was you were doing this week instead of submitting photos to our weekly "Picture of the Week" contest!

Sigh.  We guess it was inevitable we’d eventually have a "normal" week again – one with only a couple dozen submissions to choose from.  But guess what?  Even though the quantity of submissions lagged a bit this week, the quality was at an all-time high.  We had 11 top-notch contenders for this week’s first-prize baseball cap, but when all was said and done, we had to give the cap to the pic that made us say, "What the-?"

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


Used with permission of Simon Holland

"Coyote Prop Warmer"
Simon Holland
of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin sends
us this photo of two prop warmers that are sure to catch
your eye –and maybe even start a protest or two – direct
from the January 29 EAA Oshkosh Pioneer Airport Ski Fly-In.

(No, we’re not sending him a coonskin cap.)

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copyright Radomir Zaric
Used with permission

"Formation Flying"
Radomir Zaric of Charlotte, North Carolina
sends us this shot of the Southeast RV Squadron
practicing formation flying.  Looking good, fellas!

Used with permission of Eric Cobb

"Up, Up, and Away"
"POTW" veteran Eric Cobb of Solvang, California
is back with another eye-catching photo for us.
(If there’s a joke out there about what happens when the
EAA meets AAA, this is certainly the punchline.)

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.

Bonus Pictures

"POTW" submissions have dropped a bit*, but we’ll
overlook it and deliver some bonus pictures, anyway.
Despite a drop in quantity, quality stayed high.  We
had almost as many final-round contenders for this week’s
hat as we would during a much busier contest week.

*You like the Super Bowl better than us, don’t you?

Used with permission of Yvonne Egge

"Young Pilot Must Start Somewhere"
Yvonne Egge of Fairfax, Virginia hit the photo
albums this week and sent us a picture of her husband
fueling an airplane in 1961, when he worked as a line boy
at the Hershey Airport in Pennsylvania.  "The very handsome
young man … learned to fly there, got all his ratings, and
went on to become an airline pilot," writes Yvonne.
"He is now an investigator for the NTSB."

Used with permission of Gerald Murray

“Ahh, Winter Flying!"
Gerald Murray of Floral Park, New York
was preparing for take-off from Long Island
at 7:45am on a Saturday during "the Freeze"
(Gerald’s caps) when he snapped this photo.
We’re cold, tired, and re-thinking the whole
trip just from looking at this photo … !

Used with permission of Kenneth Kessler

"Winter Rules"
Kenneth Kessler
of Anacortes, Washington
writes, "Living in the San Juan Islands is great,
but it does get messy in winter."

Used with permission of Lakshmi Vempati

"SLO Start"
"POTW" favorite Lakshmi Vempati
of San Luis Obispo, California takes us
out in widescreen glory with an amazing shot of the
fog and mist over SLO before an early morning flight.

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.