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.


"POTW" submissions climb back into the skies this week, with more great photos rolling into our submission box. So many new photos, in fact, that we're running a little behind this week, so we'll jump right in with little fanfare. This week's top photo is also our "suggested desktop wallpaper of the week," and it comes to us from the prolific Josh Cawthra.

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copyright Josh Cawthra
Used with permission

Springtime in Alaska

Ah, springtime! Josh Cawthra of Fairhope, Alabama snapped this pic in Lake Hood, where the frost has lifted and Piper Cubs are gearing up for flying season.

Josh has submitted some fantastic photos to our contest over the last several months, and we're very happy to (finally!) send him one of our brand-new sandstone AVweb ball caps. At least he'll have something to keep the sun from his eyes while he's out there shooting more pics for us!

(We're never satisfied. We know.)

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copyright John Payne
Used with permission

En Route from Whitehorse, BC to Anchorage, AK

Speaking of Alaskans and airplanes and great-looking photos here's an incredible in-flight shot from John Payne of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Used with permission of Thomas Auerbach

Let's Get Started

Thomas Auerbach of Ponca City, Oklahoma is another "POTW" alum who shows up in our submission box from time to time. Here, Merl Helt does the prop honors for Steve McGuire's Baby Ace.

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copyright Cirrus Design Corp.
Used with permission of Kate Dougherty

"Age 65 Rule?" Puh-lease.

At 103 years old (104 this Sunday!), Rose Marie Schiltz took her first flight in a brand-new Cirrus SR22-G3.

Thanks to Cirrus Design's Kate Dougherty (of Duluth, Minnesota), who took time to submit this photo probably knowing there was no way we could pass it up. As Kate points out, Rose is seven months older than human flight, so (to our way of thinking), it's the airline industry that's finally catching up to her lead.

Happy 104th, Rose! And to the rest of you send more pictures! :)

Is you desire for aviation pics as insatiable as ours? Point your favorite web browser at AVweb's home page and to see all the photos we couldn't squeeze in here!

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.