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.


Even with a bellyful of holiday ham, AVweb readers know how to start off a new year in style!  Join us as we pore over the the best photos submitted by our readers in the last week of 2007.

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copyright Robert L. Burns
Used with permission

"It's Lonely on Top"

Robert (Bob) Burns of Mauckport, Indiana is back with another great photo, this time of the highly-recognizable P-51 Big Beautiful Doll.


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copyright Michael J. Gallagher
Used with permission

Climbing ... Climbing ...

Speaking of familiar names, Michael J. Gallagher of Peoria, Illinois finds himself in "POTW" for the second week in a row and his description is almost as riveting as the photo:  "The F-15E Strike Eagle screams overhead and plies through the smoke after pyrotechnics detonated during the 2007 Rockford, Illinois air show. Shot from the pyro field."


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Used with permission of Kenneth Tomb

Tribute to Frank Luke

Kenneth Tomb of Chandler, Arizona dials it back just a bit, taking us off the air show field and into the more serene surroundings of Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport, where "this Spad was recently put on display in Terminal 3 ... to honor Frank Luke, the Arizona Medal of Honor winner."  According to Kenneth, this aircraft is similar to the one Luke flew in WW1, but was restored by GossHawk Unlimited in Casa Grande.


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copyright Geza S. Bodor
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Team Breitling

Geza Bodor of Denver, Colorado amps things up again with another shot from the Red Bull Air Races in Monument Valley.  This time, it's Nigel Lamb in his MX2 getting our blood pumping ... .


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Used with permission of Jason Tepool

Phoenix Sky Harbor

Jason Tepool of Colorado Springs, Colorado flies us out this week with a shot taking while he was flying in to Sky Harbor.

Send us your photos here!

Want to see more reader-submitted shots?  There's always a few surprises in the slideshow on our home page.

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.