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.


Before we dive into this week's photo submissions, a quick word of thanks to all the AVweb readers who stepped up to the plate over the last seven days. Of 64 submissions we received this week, 55 of them could very well have found their way into this morning's issue of AVwebFlash. The bar has been set high this week, and that means a stellar mix of photos right here and in our home page slideshow. Michael J. Gallagher of Peoria, Illinois kicks off the festivities. Once you've seen these babies, keep the magic alive and send us some of your photos, eh?

Some bad news: We experienced some downtime on our submissions server over the weekend, and a handful of photos that arrived late Saturday and Sunday were mangled or lost. If yours was one of the submissions that could have gone AWOL, we hope you'll take a few moments to re-submit 'cause we'd sure love to see those photos.

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copyright Michael J. Gallagher
Used with permission

Greg Poe at Sunset over Peoria, IL Riverfront

Here's your new desktop wallpaper, courtesy of Peoria's own Michael J. Gallagher.

Enjoy it while you can, because you might just feel the urge to swap wallpapers two or three times during this week's entries!

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Used with permission of Ty Sibley

AeroShell Square After Hours

Silhouettes were a popular theme among this week's entries. Ty Sibley of Brunswick, Maine delivers our favorite of the bunch, a shot of Bob Odegard's Super Corsair in the isolation of AeroShell Square after hours at AirVenture.

You know we love it when a theme manifests itself, but how's this bit for unexpected irony "the 'ghost' in the picture is last week's runner-up photographer Aaron Wypyszynski," whose photo appeared in this very spot last Thursday. (And we don't read any of the comments until the photos are all laid out and ready to go. Spooky!)

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copyright Chris Davis
Used with permission

God's Blessing as a Pilot Heads Home

"This was the sunset view from my hangar last weekend as I was closing the door," writes Chris Davis of Lebanon, Texas, who reminds us of the adage "Red in the morning, pilots take warning; red at night, pilots delight."

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Used with permission of Ray Damijonaitis

Air Show Audience

Ray Damijonaitis of Gurnee, Illinois knows something any pilot who's attended an air show can confirm humans aren't the only ones whose curiosity is aroused by flying machines.

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Used with permission of Alex McMahon

I Get Paid for This?

See what we meant about having to change desktop wallpapers multiple times while reading this week's "POTW"? Alex McMahon of Milton, Delaware flies us out, but don't forget to check AVweb's home page for more amazing photos from this week's submission box.

Want more? You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow gallery on AVweb's home page!

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 or send us an e-mail.