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. ;)


Last week, we reported that submissions had ebbed a bit in the wake of the holidays. It's a common pattern for the first of the year, but we were thrilled to see that AVweb readers had taken our plea for more submissions to heart, stuffing our contest entry box with almost 100 photos.

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Used with permission of Terry J. Wallace

On the Border at Sunset

Terry Wallace of Sacramento, California writes, "Just prior to launch for Scottsdale, while parked at Brown Field, I caught the light just right."

We'd have to agree. The combination of ominous storm clouds, fading afternoon light, and (waayyyy off in the distance) that alluringly peaceful blue sky made Terry's the stand-out photo this week. As a thank you for submitting our favorite photo of the week, we'll be sending Terry one of our official AVweb baseball caps.

Speaking of baseball caps, we're starting to run low. That means that a new print run and a new design are just around the corner. You can help us get there sooner by submitting your photos and winning all the current-style caps!

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Used with permission of Peter Maurer

DA42 Turning on a Point Over L.A.

Peter Maurer of London, Ontario (Canada) snapped this dizzying shot on his way out of last autumn's AOPA Conference. Don't let the lights fool you it was a safe landing, but Peter used a 10-second exposure to get those trails into view in the photo. With the anti-ice light providing a center point, this photo made our head spin and very nearly earned Peter and his Diamond the top spot in this week's contest!

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Used with permission of
Hugh Gwyn-Williams


Hugh Gwyn-Williams of Hobe Sound, Florida insists, "If you listen close enough, you can hear the PBY going yippee!!" The reason? This was the "first time in the air after 11 years in a museum" for this bird.

Hugh tells us that "Lenny Boyd and the craftsmen from Ocean Aire made her airworthy again!"

Three pics not enough to sate your appetite for aerial photography today?, of course, you can just hop over to the AVweb.com home page and check

Three pics not enough to sate your appetite for aerial photography? We understand! That's why we're posting even more photos for you to gawk at on AVweb.com. This week's slideshow has it all: Air show thrills! Early-morning departures! Planes in harmony with nature! Even snakes in a hangar! Go!

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.