Picture of the Week

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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 photos featured? Submit them here!

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. ;)


Given the sudden chill many pilots are feeling, it's no surprise that a common theme in this week's submissions is ice and plenty of it!

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copyright Don Parsons
Used with permission

Third Blade?

Frequent "POTW" contributor Don Parsons of St. Peters, Missouri submitted our favorite icy photo this week. "We had a freezing rain ice storm Friday night," writes Don. "When it started warming up Sunday morning, the blade warmed up enough for the ice to slide off it. It was still attached to the spinner, however, leaving this 'ice blade.'"

We've seen some fantastic pictures from Don over the last year or so, and it gives us great pleasure to finally be able to send him an official AVweb baseball cap as this week's "POTW" winner! Thanks for persisting, Don and keep sending those photos!

(Picture submissions have slacked off a little in the wake of all these holidays. If you'd like to give 'em a boost, submit your photos here and be sure to check out more than a dozen bonus photos in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb.com.)

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copyright Stig Ohlsson
Used with permission

Patty Wagstaff Did It Again!

Well, O.K. to be perfectly honest, we could probably rename this feature the "Patty Wagstaff Picture of the Week" and not have to repeat ourselves for over a year. But that doesn't mean we can't ooh and ahh over new Patty photos that find their way into our inbox! Most all of them make us flinch, and more than a couple make us ask whether or not they've bee turned upside down but this one, from the incredible Stig Ohlsson of Orlando, Florida, made us grin from ear to ear.

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copyright Lee Hogan
Used with permission

Close Quarters

Ron Durr of Albuquerque, New Mexico forced us to choose between a couple of impressive helicopter photos, but we had to choose this one of three Special Operations choppers "refueling over the North Sea."

If you enjoyed these photos, be sure to visit AVweb.com, where there are more than a dozen new photos waiting for you in our "POTW" slideshow!

To enter next week's contest, click here.

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.