Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

  • E-Mail this Article
  • View Printable Article
  • Text size:

    • A
    • A
    • A

Submit a Photo | Rules | Tips | Questions | Past Winners

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.


With the 2007 NBAA Convention in full swing as we type this, we were a little worried that "Picture of the Week" submissions would drop off this week but, much to our delight, they actually picked up while we've been at the show! And since we're a bit crunched for time, let's dive right in.

But first, a quick update on last week's "POTW": Eagle-eyed AVweb reader Kevin Kearney points out that the "Aluminum Overcast" in last week's top photo was actually the Yankee Air Museum's B-17 Yankee Lady "participating in an event at TEB on 9/15 and 9/16." Good call, Kevin and thanks for the correction!

medium | large

Used with permission of Tolga Ercan

Pylon Down!

We start off with a Red Bull Air Racer doing the very thing we asking Michael Goulian about in this week's exclusive AVweb video namely, hitting one of those hard-to-miss pylons at the air race courtesy of Tolga Ercan from Santa Monica, California.

medium | large

Used with permission of Matthew Walker

Survival Training

Matthew Walker of Tallahassee, Florida shot this week's close-runner-up "during multijurisdictional law enforcement aviation open-water survival training."

Think about that for a second: The man almost won our weekly "POTW" contest while he was completing a grueling survival training course.

medium | large

Used with permission of Barry Blumquist

Half-Critical to Flying Safety?!

Apologies to the U.S. Post Office, but how could we not run this image? Barry Blumquist of Winston-Salem, North Carolina writes, "I sure am glad we have electronic notification means for ADs!"

medium | large

Used with permission of Earl MacPherson

Reflection After Flight

Earl MacPherson of Pennsville, New Jersey serves up the one images we can't take our eyes off of this week ... .

medium | large

Used with permission of Gerald Benson

Oklahoma Sunset

Our almost-obligatory sunset sign-off comes from Gerald Benson of Alva, Oklahoma this week and features pilot Kyle Franklin calling it a day after practicing routines for the Oklahoma Festival of Flight.

Big thanks to everyone who made time to submit pictures this week. There'll be more to see in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page late in the day Thursday.

We'll see you back here next week. In the meantime, please remember to submit your photos!

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.