Submit a Photo
Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes
hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share
with you on Thursday mornings. The top photos are featured on
AVweb's home page, and one photo
that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our
"Picture of the Week."
Want to see your photos featured?
Submit them here!
A quick note for submitters: If you've got several
photos that you feel are "POTW" material, your best bet is to submit
them one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing
print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on
us, too. ;)
*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***
We were all set to go on and on about the weather and
how many weather-related submissions we received this week.
Ominous clouds and rain-drenched runways were all set to be the theme of
this week's "POTW" slideshow on the AVweb home page but then we
realized that we hadn't looked at the latest batch of submissions that
came in yesterday and today (Tuesday and Wednesday for those of you
reading this in the future). Lo and behold, after looking at the
last-minute surge of submissions, we've lost our theme. There are
still a few bad weather pics in the mix, but it looks like the skies
cleared up for our submitters in the last 48 hours.
So much for theme-hunting. Um, how about we just
say that this week's theme is, ah good pictures? Yeah,
that's it pictures we liked!
Remember: Once you've enjoyed the pictures
here and on our home page,
we'd love to see yours!
Click here to
submit. (Bad weather and good weather alike are always
Used with permission
of Nicholas A. Ruemker
It's always a pleasant surprise when we discover a "POTW" submitter who
says something the rest of us have been thinking. In this case,
it's Nicholas Ruemker of Colorado,
This is 3sq at sunset from earlier this summer. I like it
because the atmosphere brings me back to the roots of aviation, away
from thinking about fighter jets, mid-air refueling, and USAF
Nicholas may have been talking about his own USAF duties, but many
readers have noticed a decidedly military turn in "POTW" submissions
over the last few weeks, and have been asking what happened to all the
Cessna 172s, the first flights, and the small airports. (Honestly,
we've just been inundated with jet pictures of late.)
Thanks for reminding us of the airport sunsets that are familiar to
every pilot, Nicholas. For sending in a shot that's sure to
resonate with everyone from fighter pilots to ultralight builders, we're
naming this our "Picture of the Week." Watch your mailbox for that
spiffy new AVweb hat we'll be sending your way!
Business End of 'Aluminum Overcast'
At the other end of the spectrum, here's a bird not everyone gets to fly
Michael Mahoney of Redmond,
Washington serves up this photo of the Overcast's most familiar
feature. There's something about her that seems to draw camera
hounds out of the woodwork and even after all this time looking at
reader-submitted pictures of the EAA's flagship B-17, we never seem to
get tired of her.
Used with permission of George Logue
Punching Holes in the Sky
Those cloudy, weather-filled shots we mentioned above? This one,
taken by Mauricio Arevalo and sent
to us by George Logue of Hurst,
Texas, might be the coolest to arrive in our
submission box this week.
Taken just west of Dallas-Fort Worth, the holes you see here "were
created by departing airliners on climbout, penetrating a thin and very
stable cirrus layer. The 'derrick' is actually a drilling rig on a
As always, you'll find more photos in the POTW slideshow at
Head over there and check 'em out!
To enter next week's contest,
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,
send us an e-mail.