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." Want to see your photo on AVweb.com? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.


Too many pictures it's a good problem to have! Last week, we did our best to go through the deluge of photos that arrived in our submission box while we were traipsing around the show grounds at Sun 'n Fun, but we still couldn't narrow it down to fewer than 25 pictures we wanted to share. (And the slideshow on our home page was only built to hold 25 "more than we'd ever really need," right?) This week, photo submissions dropped off a good bit, with only 78 new pictures coming across the 'net, but we still had a good 40 held in reserve from last week. What this means is another jam-packed week, headlined by "POTW" winner Steve Gladwin of Pflugerville, Texas. Take it away, Steve!

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copyright Steve Gladwin
Used with permission

Doolittle Raiders

Steve Gladwin of Pflugerville, Texas snapped the venerable Special Delivery and Miss Mitchell flying in formation behind the Commemorative Air Force's Yellow Rose at the 2007 Doolittle's Raiders Reunion in San Antonio.

"Kelly USA, formerly Kelly Air Force Base, is in the background," writes Steve.

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Used with permission of Bill Pedlar

She Flies Like a Dream, Gramps!

Well, he's a little young, but we guess if he's certified and his medical's up-to-date, we'd fly with him. (He is building a kit in his garage, and that takes some expertise right?)

Courtesy of Bill Pedlar of Brights Grove, Ontario (Canada).

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Used with permission of Gary Sides

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copyright Wings of Fury
Aviation Photography

Used with permission of
Brian Emch

Tributes to Lt. Cmdr Kevin Davis (Blue Angel #6)

Several photographs of Blue Angel #6 and pilot Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis have found their way into our "POTW" contest since the tragic crash on April 21.

We may share more as they come in, but these two from Gary Sides of San Angelo, Texas and Brian Emch of Lancaster, California seemed a fitting tribute to include in this week's edition.

The incredible aerobatic displays of the Blue Angels team have sparked the pilot instinct in thousands of youngsters over the years, and for that ambassadorship alone, we'd like to thank the U.S. Navy and its dedicate pilots and support staff. Our very best wishes go out to the entire Angels team and Lt. Cmdr. Davis's friends and family.

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Used with permission of John Sperling

Night Flight

"My dad took this picture on a motorcycle trip in Adrian, Missouri," writes John Sperling of Wichita, Kansas.

What better way to sign off?

Remember: There'll be more new pictures to see on AVweb's home page Thursday morning!

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.