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.


The good times continue here at "POTW" Central, with dozens more reader-submitted photos trickling in throughout the week. Once again, we find ourselves in a tough spot trying to choose the best of the best to share with you here on AVweb. Despite some tough calls, we've managed to narrow it down to a handful of don't-miss pics. Let's dive in!

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Used with permission of Bill Howard

Last Plane Out of Santa Maria

Bill Howard of Milton-Freewater, Oregon shot this photo from the window of his airport hotel room and now it's our "Picture of the Week." In fact, this is the first "POTW" to feature a sunset in a while!

Watch your mailbox, Bill. We'll be sending an official, sharp-as-a-tack new AVweb cap your way in the next few days.

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Used with permission of Mark Erwin

Watching the Skies

Mark Erwin of Menlo Park, California treats us to an emerging theme in this week's "POTW" submissions. And despite what you're thinking, it's not the ATC tower it's impending weather.

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Used with permission of Chris K. Shopperly

"One Day ..."

Chris K. Shopperly of Calgary, Alberta (Canada) snapped this one at AirVenture 2007, "my son's first trip to Oshkosh."

Next year, you guys stop by the AVweb booth and say hello, O.K.?

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Used with permission of Scott Gipson

Mustang Moment

Scott Gipson of Baytown, Texas submitted this photo on behalf of his son, Ryan Gipson. Ryan is an Air Force Academy cadet (C3C) who captured this chilly scene on film "in March during a snow storm."

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Used with permission of
Dimitar Petkov Mahnev


Dimitar Petkov Mahnev of Assenovgrad, Plovdiv (Bulgaria) fires up the engines and prepares to fly us out this week.

Be sure to join us next Thursday morning for even more flying fun. In the meantime, be sure to watch the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page for more bonus images.

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.