Picture of the Week
Alex Esguerra of San Mateo, CA kicks off a new (long-overdue) batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.
Alex Esguerra of San Mateo, CA
copyright © Touch n Go Aviation Photography
A 747 punches through a fog bank prior to landing at San Francisco International Airport.
Taken with (believe it or not) an iPhone 4GS and processed in Microsoft Digital Editor for contrast correction and cropping only.
John Brigham of Atwater, CA
Super Cub Time Warp
William Murrish of Colorado Springs, CO
C-45 at Bluebird Hill Airport (5F5)
David T. Murphy of Tyler, TX
copyright © Hunter Nuecere
Steven Malloch of Seattle, WA
I didn't edit the photo. I took it after a flight on August 25, 2013 in Everett, WA at Paine Field (KPAE). I am leasing the plane in the foreground, N78747, with my friend. In the background you can see the tails of multiple 787s "in storage" for Boeing on the closed runway.
I took the photo with my phone, an HTC One.
Sunrise Departure from Stark's Twin Oaks, Oregon
Zane Jacobson of Lake Oswego, OR
copyright © Zane Jacobson
Shot with iPhone 5; adjusted for exposure and white balance.
Adam Davis of Missoula, MT
I took this on the second day of my float plane training. We had just gotten chased back to base by a rain storm, and then it quit.
I took this photo with a Fujifilm Finepix S1800 on auto settings, with no adjustments to it after.
B-17 and SNJ-5 at Dawn (Wings Over Waukesha, 2013)
Brian J. Leach of Sussex, WI
copyright © Brian J. Leach
Wish I Knew What He Was Thinking ...
Dan Sweigard of Euless, TX
Flight from Illinois to Texas with my dog Wilbur, a two-year-old yellow Lab (his second flight). 6,500 feet over northern Missouri in a Commander 112, he seems to be enjoying the view despite the noise. (He won't wear the ear muffs.)
911 DC10 Air Tanker
Lt. James G. Feiler of Mills, WY
Wyoming Civil Air Patrol
copyright © James G. Feiler
I snapped this photo of "911" while she and her air/support crews were temporarily staged at KCPR (NCIA) conducting aerial firefighting operations during the "Casper Mountain Sheep Herder Fire" of 2012. Without the efforts of this aircraft/crew's superior firefighting abilities, this particular fire would have been much more catastrophic. I understand she and crew are currently involved in ops at Rim Fire, Yosemite.
Thank you, 911 and crew!
"This Is No Drill!"
Don Parsons of St. Peters, MO
copyright © Don Parsons
A P-40 scrambles to meet the oncoming attack while a Japanese Zero (replica) breaks off his attack during Tora! Tora! Tora!'s presentation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Bo Arriving at Critter's Lodge
Jack Fleetwood of Round Rock, TX
copyright © Jack Fleetwood
Elaine & John Massung of Sebastian, FL
copyright © John Massung
John flies a powered parachute out of the Sebastian Airport and recently caught this biplane flying into the sunrise.
John uses a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS for all his photos on IndianRiverByAir.com. There is no editing.
Old Warriors Never Die; They Keep the Dream Alive!
Joel Williamson of Purcell, OK
1940 DC-3 (N408D) located at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL.
Taken with an iPhone 4 August 29, 2013.
Michael Pastore of Naperville, IL
copyright © Michael Pastore
Stunning 1937 Waco YKS-7, NC17453, departing Blakesburg (IA27) during the AAA Fly-In on August 31, 2013.
Nikon D700 and Nikkor 80-400 f/3.5-5.6 VR lens.
Refueling at Truckee
Keith Cleversley of Encinitas, CA
copyright © trippykatt
Flying in Keith Cleversley's homebuilt Sportsman 2+2.
Shot with a Canon 5D and a LensBaby. No post-processing.
Cleared on the Grass
Royce Blankenship of Panama City, FL
Taxi just after start-up for a late afternoon aerobatic flight in a Great Lakes biplane from a private runway near Panama City, FL.
Photoshopped to remove the tail number (blur on rudder) and crop the photo. Shot with a Cannon T3i 55-250mm lens.
Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team
Harold Isaacs of Thiells, NY
Taken at the Greenwood Lake Air Show in New York. Panned with plane left to right as it crossed with plane right to left.
Taken with Sony A200; no clean-up other than cropping.
'43 Widgeon Take-Off
Jeremy Hough of Alexandria, VA
copyright © Fisher Photographs
Flying Around Rain Showers in July
Jeff Rochetti of Florissant, MO
Taken in Missouri flying west to east from Jefferson City Airport (KJEF) to Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS).
Alex Esguerra of San Mateo, CA copyright © Touch n Go Aviation Photography A 747 punches through a fog bank prior to landing at San Francisco International Airport. Taken with (believe it or not) an iPhone 4GS and processed in Microsoft Digital Editor for contrast correction and cropping only.