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.


Last week saw a very strong pattern in "POTW" submissions and you know how we love a pattern! With that in mind, we strained to find an equally strong theme this week, but we were forced to concede defeat. (Although there were a lot of submissions from Texas.) Alas, we'll have to settle for "lots of good pictures" as this week's theme. We think you'll agree that Donald Reid's Ponderous Polly fits that "theme" nicely and kicks off today's visual feast as our "Picture of the Week."

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copyright Donald Reid
Used with permission

Ponderous Polly

Donald Reid of Bumpass, Virginia tells us that Ponderous Polly here is a C123 Provider whose photo he snapped as she was cooling down after a performance at the Lumberton Air Show.

Since Donald was kind enough to submit our favorite photo of the week, we'll be shipping an officially-licensed, high-quality AVweb baseball cap out to him posthaste.

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Used with permission of Grant McHerron

Slow-Moving Traffic, Move Over Or Else!

Grant McHerron of St. Kilda East, Victoria (Australia) brought a smile to our faces with this shot "taken in one of the 'Follow Me' cars at the Avalon Air Show 2007."

Grant promises "more photos to come, as a I get time to sort them all out." Based on the two that made it into this week's final round, we're looking forward to seeing more, Grant.

(And add the Avalon Air Show to the list of shows we keep hearing about that we'd like to attend.)

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copyright Jody B. Smyers
Used with permission

FedEx B727's Final Flight

Jody B. Smyers of Lubbock, Texas must know we're a sucker for retirement flights. In this case, the retiring iron is a B727 FedEx has donated to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport for fire and rescue training.

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copyright Norm Schultze
Used with permission

When Parking Space Is a Premium ...

Apologies to Stoney Truett of Cayce, South Carolina, but we just couldn't decide on a smarmy quip for this photo.

Then again, it does speak for itself, doesn't it?

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Used with permission of Gale Cocanour

Now THAT's a Sunset!

Gale Cocanour of San Antonio, Texas flies us out this week with "a view only a pilot can have."

Want more? As always, there are a dozen (or more) bonus photos online at AVweb's home page as part of our POTW slide show.

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.