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.


We're feeling the love this week, with nearly 100 submitters taking our plea for pictures to heart and sending in their best amateur aviation shots to our "Picture of the Week" contest.  Before we dive in, we'd like to thanks for the outpouring of submissions and remind you that "POTW" will be on hiatus next week while we're up to our ears in AirVenture.  Please continue to send in those photos, and we'll resume the "POTW" fun in two weeks.

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copyright Edwin Cheng
Used with permission

Snowbirds over Parliament Hill

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels have been well-represented in "POTW" during the 2007 summer air show season, but the Canadian Air Forces' Snowbirds have been keeping a low profile in our submission box.

Edwin Cheng of Nepean, Ontario fixes that little oversight with a dazzling display by the Snowbirds over Ottawa's Parliament Hill on Canada Day (July 1).


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Used with permission of Bob Ferguson

Breezy at Home

Bob Ferguson of Owasso, Oklahoma writes, "Thought you might need a Breezy picture since there is going to be a special Breezy Day at Oshkosh this year (on the 25th) with a banquet honoring Carl Ungar, one of the originators of the design. There will be special parking for Breezies. We hope to have a whole flock of them there."

We'll look for you, Bob and if you get a few moments, be sure to stop by our booth (1005-1008) in the hangars to say hi.


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Used with permission of Jim Stubchaer

Mountain Wave Visualized

With summer fires on everyone's mind, we found ourselves captivated by this photo sent in by Jim Stubchaer of Santa Barbara, California.  Click through to the full-size version, and you'll see smoke from a brush fire revealing the wind pattern coming off the mountains.


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Used with permission of Ralph Lacomba

182 Damage

Eagle Aviation's hangars at Columbia Metro Airport in South Carolina sustained a 75mph microburst of wind during last week's storms.  Ralph Lacomba was kind enough to send us a couple of photos, if only to remind us that we fly at Mother Nature's whim.


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copyright Boeing Company
Used with permission of Brad Marzari

The 7 Series

Brad Marzari of the U.S. Armed Forces submitted this incredible photo from Boeing's 7/7/2007 celebration of the their 700-series airplanes (timed to coincide with the much-ballyhooed rollout of the 787 Dreamliner).

Brad couldn't track down the original photographer for us, but he did provide the run-down:

On Saturday night, Boeing had all of the 787 airline representatives at an event at the Museum of Flight. At 7:07 PM, an Omega Air Refueling Services 707 landed in front of the crowd (after taking off from Paine Field in Everrett).  At 7:17, an AirTran 717 landed.  This continued until 8:17, when an Air France 777-300ER landed.  In the end, the 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 were lined up nose-to-tail on the taxiway [left to right].  It is the first time Boeing has had every 7-series airplane in the same place (not counting the 787, which couldn't make the flight, of course).


Thanks to AVweb reader Dr. Dieter Zube whom confirmed the origin and copyright of the photo through the Seattle Museum of Flight!

Remember:  You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page.  Go on click through!

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.