Picture of the Week

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Autumn is settling upon us here in the States, but that doesn't mean we're slowing down as the weather gets cooler.  If anything, we're gearing up for a lively winter!  We're not the only ones, either "Picture of the Week" contributors have come alive in the last few weeks, flooding our submission box with their photos.  From a wide array of heart-stopping, eye-popping reader-submitted photos, we've once again chosen the best of the best to share with our readers.


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Used with permission of Gary Emch


Topping our list is Gary Emch of Lakemoor, Illinois, who snapped this photo (at just the right moment!) during the 2005 Lake in the Hills Air Show at Crystal Lake, Illinois.

"It made me proud to take such a fine picture of an aircraft that meant a lot to my father," writes Gary, whose dad flew a T-28 in the U.S. Navy.

As submitter of this week's top photo, Gary should start watching his mailbox.  We'll be sending him an official AVweb baseball hat later in the week, along with a word of congratulations (and thanks) for sharing his photo with us.

If you'd like to see your photo here (and maybe win one of those spiffy hats!), send it in!  We'd love to see it.

AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up.  Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

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Used with permission of Simon John Borg

Bombing Run AeroGP Malta

Simon John Borg of St. Julians, Malta didn't offer us much in the way of explanation when it comes to this amazing photo but it sparked our imagination, and we'd be willing to bet it will do the same for you.


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copyright James Lawrence
Used with permission

Sedona Sunset Landing

This week saw an unusually high number of shots taken from inside the cockpit, reminding us that there are some pretty cool things sitting right under our noses when we fly.  Take this photo from John Lawrence of Old Chatham, New York, for example.  Spectacular as the scenery is, the frame of the cockpit window really made this shot for us.


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copyright Shelby Smith
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Chasing the Sun

Shelby Smith of Nashville, Tennessee didn't leave any window frame visible in this shot depicting Bob Siegfried in his S-35 Bonanza at the recent Tullahoma (Tn.) Beech Party.


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copyright David W. Ziegler
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Lady of the Corridor

Speaking of New York's VFR Corridor, David Ziegler of Congers, New York snapped this shot while flying it.  "The corridor offers some awe-inspiring views," writes David "the icing on the cake (for me, at least) being the Statue of Liberty."


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Used with permission of Geoff Hopkins

Circular Quay, Sydney

Since one amazing aerial view deserves another, we just had to run one of these Sydney (Australia) shots from reader Geoff Hopkins, of Ermington, New South Wales.  Geoff submitted several aerial shots this week, every single one of which went into our desktop wallpaper rotation.


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Used with permission of Steven Bromberg

Signs of Days to Come

Steven Bromberg of Birmingham, Alabama didn't tell us where he got this chilly shot but we'll bet it wasn't near his Alabama home!


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Used with permission of Kirk Kenton

Last Rays of Sun

Kirk Kenton of Dublin, California had just pulled up to the hangar at Livermore, California's KLVK when he turned and saw the sun setting.  "Pushing back to the hangar could wait until I was able to take in this sight," he tells us.

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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 send us an e-mail.