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Welcome to another edition of "Picture of the Week," where we rifle through dozens of reader-submitted photos, spend hours making "ooh" and "ahh" sounds, and share the top three pictures with our entire readership.  There are plenty of oohs and ahhs to go around, with beautiful landscapes and giant explosions (!) dominating this week’s "POTW" entries.

When all is said and done, Dan Linebarger of Texas walks away with this week’s winning baseball cap.  Congratulations, Dan!

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copyright CAF / Blastards and Dan Linebarger
Used with permission of Dan Linebarger

"Airshow ‘A Bomb’ Detonation"
The CAF pyro unit "Blastards" initiate a simulated A-bomb explosion
following a B-29 fly-over at the October 2003 CAF-FINA Airshow.
Dan Linebarger of Midland, Texas took the photo; shot built
by David Linebarger, Randy Skinner, and Frank McBride
with Jeremy Linebarger on the plunger.

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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.

copyright Thor Emilsson
Used with permission of Thor Emilsson

“Firestar Fly-By"
Thor Emilsson of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
captured this moment as his friend made a low pass
in a Firestar II over the home airport of their UL club.
(For more of Thor’s airplane photos, visithttp://that.is/slettan.)

copyright Kathy Moulton
Used with permission of Kathy Moulton

“Actors in Nature’s Theater"
Kathy Moulton of Sedro-Woolley, Washington
sends us this photo of Mt. St. Helens from 7500 feet.
A friend snapped the picture of her and her 65C a couple of weeks
ago, and Kathy added the background taken on November 11.
Not to worry – Kathy assures us that "the picture, while a compilation,
is essentially a valid representation of [her] flight" over Mt. St. Helens.

Submitters:  Take a page from Kathy’s book, and
tell us if your "POTW" entries have been digitally altered!

Bonus Pictures

Reader submissions continue to arrive
in tremendous numbers – and as long
as they do, we’ll occasionally slip a
couple of bonus pictures into the mix:

Used with permission of Royal V. Sefton

"Nooksack Valley Twilight"
Royal V. Sefton of Everson, Washington
shares a quiet moment.  That’s Royal in his 1960 Colt flying
over the photographer’s house, with Mt. Baker in the background.

copyright Laurence Balter
Used with permission of Lorne Direnfeld

“Cirrus SR20 over Molokai, Hawaii"
Lorne Direnfeld of Kahului, Hawaii says "aloha"
with a beautiful landscape shot from the north shore
of Molokai Island.  According to Lorne, he and Laurence Balter
(the photographer) are the entire Cirrus-flying population
of Hawaii at the moment!

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.