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This week’s “Picture of the Week” contest had it all! Among the 80 submissions you sent in this week, we found beautiful landscapes, classic airplanes, gyroplane p.o.v. shots, holidays lights, and even a gasp-inducing near-collision. Which ones made it to the final cut? Byron Miranda’s helicopter shot took the top spot (earning him an official AVweb baseball cap), but we daresay there isn’t a disappointing photo in the bunch this week.

Remember: The holidays are upon us, so now’s the time to send in those pictures of your bird draped in lights that you’ve been saving since last year. To submit ’em, click here.

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


Used with permission of Byron Miranda

“MI-17 at Bamian”
Byron Miranda
of Hawaii sends us this photo from
Bamian, Afghanistan. “The area is breathtaking,” writes
Byron. “Many American see Afghanistan as a dry, dusty,
desolate country when it’s really incredibly beautiful.”

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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 Gerald Griggs

“White Christmas”
Gerald Griggs of Goddard, Kansas lives on a residential airport,
so it seemed like a good idea to bring his ’37 Aeronca K out of the
hangar and decorate it – until a curious light-spotter stopped to compliment
him on his Christmas decor. “It almost fooled me,” Gerald’s admirer
told him. “For a moment, I thought it was a real airplane!”
(No offense, Aeronca owners – but it is a funny story … .)

Used with permission of Chris Strange

“Getting Ice in a Caravan”
Chris Strange of North Canton, Ohio sends us
this intriguing view of icing. The photo was taken
over Lake Erie in December.

Bonus Pictures

The flood of great “POTW” entries continues.
As long as you deliver the numbers,
we’ll keep slipping you a couple of
bonus pictures each week, O.K.?

Used with permission of Kent Wien

“Modern Barnstorming”
Kent Wien of Newfields, New Hamphire
has sent us some really great photos that didn’t
make the final round of “POTW” competition.
What a shame – Kent’s got a great eye,
as you can see from this photo of his brother
Kurt dropping in on a local farmer.

Used with permission of Peykan Beyrami

“Have You Seen My Luggage?”
Peykan Beyrami of Glendale, Arizona
sees us off this week with a stop at everyone’s
least-favorite part of their local commercial airport:
Baggage claim.

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.