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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 ***

You guys sure know how to warm a web site's heart during the autumn months reader-submitted photos continue to arrive daily for our "Picture of the Week" contest, and the quality is as high as its ever been. This week saw nearly 160 submissions come our way (!), so let's waste no time on chit-chat. On to the photos !

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Photo by Jason Newby
Used with permission of Bob Steinbauer

Montana Morning Shift Change

Bob Steinbauer of Billings, Montana sent in this photo snapped by Jason Newby, which takes the top spot as our "Picture of the Week." Watch your inbox, Bob: We'll sending a pair of hats one for you and one for Jason.

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copyright Gary Grass
Used with permission

All Clear on One!

Gary Grass of Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) tells the tale behind this rather ... er, unusual pilot:

[A] lone Snowy Owl spent two days perched upon the wing of the Martin Mars. I was in my office when a colleague said, "You have to see this." He and I went out in our crew boat and spent the next 30 minutes marveling on the wonderful life opportunities we share. The weather was "Walks Off," and the little guy just thought the Grand Old Lady suited his needs.

(Alas, we didn't run the head-on shot, Gary this one was just too good to pass up!)

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Used with permission of Aaron Dabney

Beginning of a Beautiful Day

Aaron Dabney of Hewitt, Texas wasn't actually the photographer here rather, his wife was doing camera duty while Aaron took an introductory seaplane flight and Seattle's Kenmore Air.

("Definitely want to finish the rating!" adds Aaron.)

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Used with permission of Timothy O'Connor

The Coolest Playset EVER!

Timothy O'Connor of Batavia, Ohio just happened to spy this custom contraption in a backyard between Cincinnati and Dayton. Nice!

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Used with permission of Jeff Randall

Early Morning Troop Deployment

Semi-regular contributor Jeff Randall of Clyde, Texas returned this week with a batch of great photos but none captured our imagination like this long line of troops filing into a DC-10 at 3:15am "bound for Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, and then on to Iraq."

Stay safe, fellas and thanks.


More new photos are waiting for you on AVweb's home page, in our "POTW" slideshow. Don't miss 'em!

Look all you want, but don't forget to send us your photos, too! (Where do you think we get all these cool pictures?)

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.

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