Picture of the Week
Kurt Thorup of Boca Raton, Florida, goes to the boneyard for our latest lead photo. Click through for more reader-submitted images.
Kurt Thorup of Boca Raton, FL
Lockheed L-749A Constellation sits abandoned in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in November 2013.
Port Columbus Circa 1956
John E. Rees of Blacklick, OH
copyright © John E. Rees
I photographed this TWA 40-passenger Martin 404 from the observation deck at the 5th Avenue terminal. Port Columbus only had about a half dozen boarding gates then.
"It's Time": B-25s Fire Up to Salute Doolittle's Raiders
A. D. "Butuch" Horn of Blacklick, OH
A flight of five B-25s prepped in Urbana, Ohio, before forming up for a fly-over at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to salute remaining members of Doolittle's Raiders gathered for what could be their final reunion, November 9, 2013.
Thanks to All Veterans, from the Nose of Panchito!
Harold Moritz of East Haddam, CT
copyright © Harold Moritz
Fall Colors at Gaston's Resort (M03)
Richard F. Travis of Germantown, TN
Photo taken at Gaston's White River Resort November 3, 2013.
D90 Nikon, Nikkor 18-200, f/7.1, 1/800sec, ASA 200. Raw photo; only reduced file size for submission.
Mountain Lake in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Dave Metcalfe & Corey Wirun of Calgary, AB (Canada)
Taken from a Cessna 177 (no wing strut!) en route from Okotoks, Alberta, to Invermere, British Columbia, through Kananaskis country. Photo taken by Dave Metcalfe.
Taken with a Nikon D7000 and post-processed in GIMP to fix color levels, removing aircraft glass tint.
September Wave Soaring in Minden, Nevada
Greg Edwards of Everett, WA
LS-4 soaring in mountain wave conditions.
No Caption Needed!
Jack Fleetwood of Round Rock, TX
copyright © Jack Fleetwood
Autumn Over the Leman Shores
Gilbert Benzonana of Grand Lancy, Geneva (Switzerland)
copyright © Gilbert Benzonana
In the foreground, the Swiss side. In the background, the French side with the "Mont Blanc" (15,783 feet).
Photo taken with a Pentax K5 camera at 1/200 sec, F 13, focal length 45 mm.
67 Feet of Wing Don't Look That Short from the Cockpit
John Livingston of Hartford, WI
I cropped the photo and took some of the darkness out of the shadows with Adobe Lightroom — not recommended for human consumption.
Lazair at Oshkosh
Ryan Dewsbury of Kincardine, ON (Canada)
My second flight at Oshkosh 2013, after 12 hours towing the Lazair from Ontario.
"I'll Take It from Here"
Christopher Mars of Aurora, OH
My four-year-old flying the Cub over Portage County, Ohio.
A Classic Row
Brian Breighner of Cumberland, MD
copyright © Brian Breighner
A 1939 Taylorcraft BL, a 1941 Piper J-3, and a 1946 Aeronca 7AC at 1W3 in Cumberland, Maryland.
Isis Flying Wing Proof-of-Concept Scale Model Flies for the First Time
Guy Lynch of Pewsey, Wilshire (U.K.)
copyright © Guy Lynch
This is a photo of a scale model of our Isis Flying Wing single-seat microlight design concept. I hope you like the design as well as the photo! The design has recently been announced as a joint winner of a RAeS design competition. Please check out the web site if you like the look of it!
Michael Turner of Suffolk, VA
Air demonstration at the Hagerstown, Maryland, "Wings and Wheels" show.
Randall L. Phillips of Littleton, CO
First flight after two-year reconstruction due to engine failure and off-field landing.
This is the second reconstruction. The first was due to hangar collapse after a Denver snowstorm. This is a simple photo of a Swift, but the real story is about a man and his airplane and an extraordinary effort for both to fly again.
Photoghraphed at Centennial Airport, Denver (KAPA). Sony DSC F828 @ 1/250, f/5.6, Zeiss zoom at 8mm. Converted to B&W with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.
(Highly polished aluminum required digital color photo be rendered in black-and-white to avoid blue sky reflection.)
Preparing for Take-Off from the AirVenture Seaplane Base
John Heilmann of Lake St. Louis, MO
Flying with My Son
Duane R. Jones of New Carlisle, OH
Aeronca 7AC NC2189E was finished from a 15-year restoration on July 13, 2013. She made it to Oshkosh, where she won "Outstanding Aeronca Champ" and flies wonderfully — just like she did before the restoration.
Many thanks to my wonderful wife and son Jessica and Kyle for letting me finish her all those nights. This was taken landing on runway 10 in New Carlisle, Ohio, in September 2013.
Dave Kupferschmid of Northvale, NJ
Northern Vermont magic!
Flying Over Iowa
Chuck Tippett of Warrenton, VA
I just ferried this Titan Tornado from Des Moines, Iowa, to Virginia this past weekend! This is the underside of the beautiful polished wing!
Kurt Thorup of Boca Raton, FL Lockheed L-749A Constellation sits abandoned in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in November 2013.