I'm not sure why we do this to ourselves. It's easy to start a photo competition but choosing a winner is a near impossible task to the extent that it's taken us nearly a month to arrive at a conclusion. The standard has been amazingly high which means we've been kicking the entires around, debating their merits and disagreeing constantly.  
 
I think everyone will have a favourite but anyhow, first place goes to Paul Gaucci with this stunning shot of this, soon to be grounded, Sukhoi, very nice Paul.   
 

 
Second place went to Kevin Twitchet with this nice autogyro fly-by shot.  
 

 
Finally we were charmed by David Ridout's snap which grabs third spot. 
 
Our sincere thanks  go to everyone who entered in the process contributing to a fascinating world-wide model flying panomara.