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 ***

Team "POTW" is hunkered down for the winter. We've got our big sweaters and flavored coffees and just tossed a log on the fire, so let's open up the submission box and see what we've got!

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Used with permission of Joe Budge

Haitian Airlift

Joe Budge of Annapolis, Maryland has been flying supplies into Haiti. While the relief work probably doesn't allow much time for photography, Joe did manage to snap this photo of one of the DC-3s he's been following on departure after a late-day refueling stop at Providenciales.

We've heard from many AVweb readers who are aiding the recovery effort in Haiti, and we will feature a podcast interview with one of them (as well as a gallery of photos) in the Friday morning edition of AVwebAudio. Watch for it.

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Used with permission of Will Tinsley

"Can I Get a Ride?"

We love a good caption, and the comment from Will Tinsley of Santa Paula, California got a laugh from us: "I was taxiing out today, and a friend asked if I could give him a lift to 4K."

(We probably shouldn't have to say this, but: Don't try this at home, kids! O.K.?)

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Used with permission of Steven E. Dahlen

Morning in Honolulu

Steven E. Dahlen of (where else?) Honolulu, Hawaii treats us to a picture-perfect postcard view of the island with this deHavilland Beaver at HNL's seaplane headquarters.

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copyright Don Thun
Used with permission

Lonely Gee Bee R2

"You never know what you will find sitting in hangars at small airports," writes Don Thun of Topeka, Kansas. To prove it, here's an interesting item Don stumbled across. "Although I didn't get to talk to the owner," he writes, "other people on the airport told me that this is a wrecked original Gee Bee R2 under restoration. The wings are done and ready to cover. Others think it is a replica, but I was told it was one of the three originals built that had crashed and that it has at least some of the original parts in it."

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Used with permission of Howard Tobin

Crew Coordination

Another thing we like to see is teamwork, and Howard Tobin and Jeta Jet A, get it? of Abilene, Texas demonstrate that to a T.


You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page, and it's a great batch this week. You won't want to miss them!

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.