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.


Picture submissions dropped off a bit this week, but that's turning out to be a mixed blessing at "POTW" headquarters.  You see, we've had far too many pics that went unseen over the last couple of weeks, so we'll be dusting off a few of those and changing out the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home a couple of times this week.  We're going to try to squeeze in an extra 40 pics this week that were just too good to go unseen, so be sure to bookmark AVweb and check back on Friday and Monday for some good bonus pictures.  Who loves ya, baby?  (Hint:  It ain't Kojak!)

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Used with permission of Dianne Cooper

Fire on the Horizon

We may catch some grief for running another helicopter photo as our "Picture of the Week," but honestly check out the color and contrast on this shot from Dianne Cooper of Tucson, Arizona and then tell us there's no room for a whirlybird or two in our weekly contest.


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copyright Don Parsons
Used with permission

Hummingbird 2, Go Around ...

Our old friend Don Parsons of St. Peters, Missouri is back with a slightly smaller-scale photo than we're used to seeing from him.  (We know you sent in some cool ultralight pics recently, Don, but even you have to admit this is a different breed of flight altogether.)


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Used with permission of Gary L. Jones


Putting together AVweb week after week, we've heard some really good UFO stories but who'd have thought the first irrefutable UFO image we'd publish would come in through "Picture of the Week"?  Hope the President is paying attention to his AVwebFlash this morning ... .

Wait.  What's that you say?  It's a remote-controlled disc flying over a model airplane gathering?!

Oh, shoot.

Thanks to Gary L. Jones of Clovis, New Mexico, anyway.  (For the pic and for letting us have a little fun with it around the office.)


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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Double Exposure

Hey, it's old home week!  Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is another long-time friend of "POTW" he never fails to step up to the plate when we're having a light submission week.  Today he treats us to a little bit of double exposure photography, indulging in a rare bit of trickery to see us out for this week's edition of "POTW."

Be sure to join us next Thursday morning for even more flying fun.  In the meantime, we'll drop some bonus pics into the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page for to keep you occupied.  :)

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.