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. ;)


Maybe it's the winter weather, but "Picture of the Week" submissions dipped again this week, with just over 50 pictures finding their way to our inbox. (!) We have to ask: Is everyone O.K. out there? Is the flu going around, or were you just keeping busy last week? Not to sound like ingrates, but getting upwards of 100 photos in our submission box every week has spoiled us. If you have time this coming week, please feel free to lavish your amazing photos on us!

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Used with permission of Gary Glenn

Glasair III Climbing from Shepparton, Australia

Gary Glenn of Shepparton, Victoria (Australia) made our stomach drop with this great angle-of-ascent shot and in return, we're naming Gary's photo our "Picture of the Week."

Watch your mailbox, Gary we'll be sending an official AVweb baseball cap your way in the next couple of days!

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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission


No, it's not the J. Geils Band. It's occasional "POTW" contributor Daniel Valovich of Hot Spring, Arkansas, justifying all that dough he's dropped on camera equipment with the assertion "this is where those long lenses pay off."

Daniel could be right, too. Check out the Blue Angels in higher resolution, and you may just find that you've got a new desktop wallpaper image.

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copyright Lee Hogan
Used with permission

Close Formation Or a Really Good Telephoto Lens?

Speaking of the larger versions of "POTW" photos, we almost didn't run this shot from Lee Hogan of Addison, Illinois but then we read Lee's note and realized that Ripper here isn't on the ground at all:

If you really want to see how close this was, just enlarge the picture and take a look at the photo plane (a 172) in the reflection of the gold lens. Smooth air really helps!

A steady hand doesn't hurt either, Lee! Great work on the photo, and thanks for sharing.

(If the spirit of sharing has overwhelmed you, cruise on over to our submission page and send us a couple of photos. We're anxious to see 'em!)

As always, you'll find more photos to slake your thirst for airplane photography in our POTW slideshow at AVweb.com. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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.