Picture of the Week


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With AVweb’s new design making its first public appearance this week, we’ve been a bit busier than usual. Thankfully, we’ve had plenty of reader-submitted photos to help relieve the stress. Unfortunately, the combination of a hectic schedule and slightly-lower-than-usual submissions means we’ll have a light edition of “POTW” this week. (Not to worry; we’ll be back with more photos in this same space next Thursday – assuming, that is, that you do your part and submit some photos!)

This week’s top photo comes to us from Roy Caton and Laurie Spencer of Cedar Hill, Missouri. Congrats to you both – we’ll get two official AVweb baseball caps in the mail to him right away. (You will make sure Laurie gets hers, right, Roy?)


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Used with permission of Roy Caton

“Spirit of Boise”

Roy Caton of Cedar Hill, Missouri helps launch AVweb’s new format today – just as he launched the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic a couple of weeks ago. “It was an honor to be asked to be the first balloon aloft with the flag,” writes Roy.

And while we appreciate Roy’s balloon, we should also give proper thanks to photographer Laurie Spencer, who snapped Roy’s elegant ascent from her own Wild Horse Casino balloon.

Great job, guys – and thanks for sharing the photos!

AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

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Used with permission of Harper Poling

“Round Engines”

Harper Poling of Aurora, Oregon returns this week with another photo from Evergreen, Washington. You seem to be hitting a lot of fly-ins, Harper – any chance you’ll come to AirVenture and visit us as the AVweb booth?

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Used with permission of Mike Lawie

“Saturday Morning Breakfast Run”

Mike Lawie of Muskegon, Michigan photographed “my buddy Jim on his way to a fly-in breakfast in Houghton Lake.”

Mmmm, breakfast. Did Jim bring anything back for the rest of us?

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copyright J. Glenn Pew
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“There She Blows!”

Speaking of AirVenture, we ran across some nifty goodies while migrating the site over to its new digs – including this spirited paint job photographed by AVweb editor-in-chief Glenn Pew at Oshkosh last year. And since it’s a short edition of “POTW” this week, we thought we’d share it with the rest of you.

Excited yet?

(We are.)

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 the POTW Rules or send us an e-mail.