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."


Our intrepid "POTW" editor is on the road today, seeing real airplanes and sunsets instead of sifting through pictures on the computer. Not to worry he's left behind plenty of eye-popping reader-submitted photos to tide us over, including a handful of holdovers from last week's contest.

Join the Fun: Want to see your photo on AVweb.com? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest. The top winner each week receives and an AVweb baseball cap and the adoration of hundreds of thousands of web surfers!

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copyright Bud Struck Photography
Used with permission of Bud Struck

Two-Year-Old Wrench Monkey

Apologies to Bud Struck of Garrison, NY for tilting his photo at such an odd angle but we had to size it a bit to fit our home page slideshow. (You can see the original, full-size image here.)

Bud writes:

I'm doing an A&P course at the Teterboro School of Aeronautics, and while studying the AC-43.13, my two-year-old son Tomas comes up and starts taking apart (and putting back together) his toy airplane. So I put the book on his lap and took the shot. ... It's only a little bit set up!

A bit but we'll still send you (and Tomas) a matched set of AVweb caps to keep the sun off your heads.

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Used with permission of Bruce Windom

Waiting for Nightfall

This shot from Bruce Windom of Belle Mead, New Jersey may seem restful, but it's not as easy-going as it might seem. This American Airlines 767 is on the ramp at Rio de Janeiro, readying itself for the all-night trip back to New York's JFK International.

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Used with permission of Jerry E. Doyle

C-17 Work Horse

Jerry E. Doyle of Las Vegas, NV sees us off this week and reminds us that air show season is just around the corner with a photo taken at last year's EAA AirVenture.

Remember: You'll find more than a dozen brand-new photos online in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page!

To enter next week's contest, click 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. ;)

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.