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 ***

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" there seems to be some truth in that adage, at least where "Picture of the Week" is concerned. Submissions swelled while we were away in Geneva covering EBACE, leaving with two mighty large stacks of photos to get through. No worries, though we'll barrel through the top five right now, and you can check our home page for more when we're done!

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Used with permission of Steve J. Cunningham

Turbo Beaver Takeoff

Steve J. Cunningham of Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) claims the top spot on a very competitive week.

Way to go, Steve! For your efforts, we'll be sending a pair of brand-new AVweb ball caps that you and your co-pilot Mark can wear on your next trip out to Shawnigan Lake.

 

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Used with permission of George Mock

Yellow Birds Over Festival Plaza

Speaking of Canada and terrific photos, we were delighted to find this gem from our old friend George Mock of Windsor, Ontario in the submission box.

We can always count on George for good Stearman photos, and this time he's joined by a couple of Chipmunks on a birthday fly-over for the city of Windsor. (The city is 116 this year, he tells us.)

 

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Used with permission of
Richard James Sears

Raven II on Mountain Helipad

Look closely and you'll see a Robinson R44 against the golden background in this photo from Richard James Sears of Escondido, California. Richard snapped this lush portrait of a perfect day in the Julian Mountains outside San Diego.

(If only we got to do half the cool things you guys do ... !)

 

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Used with permission of Gary Hockensmith

Archenemies

We're certain we've seen Gary Hockensmith's radio-controlled Red Baron before (although we can't find the picture in our archives to save our life), but here Gary matches the Baron up with the only other R.C. adversary who could chase him through the skies Snoopy.

 

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Used with permission of Jeff Randall

Gas Prices Too High? FLY the Humvee There!

Jeff Randall of Clyde, Texas tells us the call sign of this particular C-130 (seen here demonstrating an air drop during an open house exercise) is "Hazard." We'll let that speak for itself.

   

Remember: There's More on AVweb.com
The "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page is loaded to bear, so why not check it out? Look for some awesome pics from readers like Jeff Miller, Bradley Lucak, and Christopher Triana who just barely missed being in this week's installment of "POTW"!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW."

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.