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.


You could say Christmas has come early to "Picture of the Week" headquarters.  With 120 incredible photo submissions, it feels like we've been opening electronic presents all day!  (Or were we supposed to open one a day over the next 12 days?)

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copyright Michael S. Whaley
Used with permission

Merry Pittsmas!

Ye olde "POTW" editor has been waiting for the first photo of an airplane decked out in holiday lights, and here it is, courtesy of Meboure, Florida's Mike Whaley and the EAA, who decked out Linn Walters's Pitts S1 for this Valkaria Airport float in the Melbourne Light Parade.

Hmm why doesn't our parade have any luminescent airplanes?


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copyright Nicholas Stolley
Used with permission

So Long, Red Baron Squadron You Will Be Missed!

Nicholas Stolley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shares our disappointment at "the recent news that Schwan's has decided to discontinue marketing with the Red Baron Squadron." Nicholas was lucky enough ride along with the Barons on a 2003 demo flight, which is where he snapped this photo.

(Would it help if we promise to eat more pizza?)


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Used with permission of Ron Bridges

Peaceful Pond of Paradise

Ron Bridges of Knoxville, Tennessee took this shot during the annual Pellissippi State Hot Air Balloon Festival. He tells us Kevin Knapp is piloting the Mayflower balloon, but it's hard to be sure from this distance ... .


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copyright Don Parsons
Used with permission

'Tis the Season

Don "Ice-Man" Parsons of St. Peters, Missouri reminds us that the Midwest is already feeling the chill of winter.

And as much as we'd love to take credit for Don's new nickname, it was his own play on the icy Missourian photo.  Around the office, we prefer to call him "Goose."  But that's just us.


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Used with permission of Greg Soaper

Moonlit Night

There seems to be a chill in the air in almost all of this week's submissions, including this one from Greg Soaper of Fullerton, California.  Time to hunker down, start doing your winter maintenance, and dream of next summer, AVwebbers.

If you can't wait that long, there are sure to be some more sunny photos in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page.  Why not take a peek?

We'll see you here next week same AVweb-time, same AVweb-channel!  Don't forget to send us your photos!

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.