Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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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 photo on AVweb.com?  Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***

A big thanks to today's "Picture of the Week" winner George Pariza and all the other AirVenture photographers who spent the week emptying out their digital cameras and sending us photos from North America's premier GA spectacle.  Since we returned, we've been receiving upward of 100 entries for our contest each week.  Please keep 'em coming!

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Used with permission of George Pariza

Opening Day at Oshkosh

It's funny how many times we've seen air show formations buzz over the main gate to AirVenture, but this week's top photo (from George Pariza of Ocala, Florida) reminds us not to overlook the incredible because we've seen it before.  George's spot-on  timing made this a "POTW" we couldn't resist!

 

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Used with permission of Aaron Wypyszynski

The True Joy of Flight

Need a closer look at the inimitable Sean Tucker thrilling fans and press alike?

Aaron Wypyszynski of West Lafayette, Indiana has one for you taken after the first performance of the Collaborators at Oshkosh.  The "highlight of hte act," according to Aaron, "was Tucker's 15+second torque roll followed by a 10+second tail slide while being circled by the other three members" of the team.

 

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Used with permission of Stuart Taylor

A Beautiful Bird

Stuart Taylor of Austin, Texas submitted a photo taken at last year's air show "the beautiful P-51A that was lost at Oshkosh this year."

 

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Used with permission of
Suyapa V. Villalobos

Sunset Over Cessna Base Camp at OSH

Even our favorite sunset photo from this batch was taken at Oshkosh!  Suyapa Villalobos of Teaneck, New Jersey was camped out with fellow Cessna flyers when airplanes and nature conspired to create the perfect air-show sunset.

 

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copyright J. Alexander
Used with permission

One Lucky Kid

Believe it or not, we even received a couple dozen photos that had absolutely nothing to do with Oshkosh!

In this blast from the past, Lt. Robert Alexander of the Army Air Corps poses next to a P-39 named after his wife (Phyllis).  Over the next 60 years, Lt. Alexander would rack up 25,000 flight hours as the owner of an aircraft brokerage and keep flying until he was 85 years old.  (He's 88 now.)

Oh, and somewhere along the way he begat a grandson who submitted this photo, one J. Alexander of Columbus, Ohio.


Want more?  You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow gallery on AVweb's home page!

To enter next week's contest, click 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.  ;)

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 or send us an e-mail.