Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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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."


It's spring! And although half the AVweb staff are climates too cold to notice, we're breaking out the sunblock and jams to celebrate. Yes, we still have a few pairs of jams — but what do you care? You don't have to look at us when we've got all these great reader-submitted photos to shuffle through!

Add your photos to the mix! Submit them here, and you might see them on AVweb next Thursday morning!

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copyright © Richard Rice
Used with permission of Larry Portman

Where Are We?

Richard Rice of North Texas Skydiving Center in Garland, Texas asks the question — and answers it in the full-size version of this week's winning photo.

Larry Portman sent this photo in to our contest on Richard's behalf, telling us Richard isn't quite as caught up in the 'Net as the rest of the world. For making time to send it in, Larry, we're sending you two hats — one for Richard and one for yourself.

Or two for yourself, if Richard really isn't on the Web. (Just sayin'...)

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Used with permission of Chris Lucas


Y'know, we've been doing this site just long enough that we could almost run a feature story on airplane owners and their lawnmowers. Dr. David Miller of Newburgh, Indiana has taken the parallel to new heights by refurbishing his "old Sears Craftsman riding lawnmower ... to look like the Saratoga II HP." (Too bad you can't replace engine parts for free at Sears for the life of the plane!)

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Used with permission of Werner Spier

Purple Lady Waiting for Spring

Duncan Marshall of Chelsea, Québec (Canada) jokes, "The lake may be long enough — but is it wide enough?"

(After eyeing Duncan's photo, we're ready and rarin' for Sun 'n Fun.)

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Used with permission of Vincent Murrah

Sunset over the Black Forest

Brad Marzari sees us out this week with a spectacular shot taken at 3,000 feet. Kudos to Brad and the balloonist for all the hard work they put into getting the awesome shots we found in our submission box this week.

Want more? You'll find more than a dozen bonus pics at AVweb's home page, in our "POTW" slideshow. Check it out!

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.