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 winter chill continues to keep many of our contributors locked indoors watching the Discovery Channel instead of snapping photos for us in the great outdoors. Nevertheless, a few dedicated souls have decided to spend their evenings curled up by the fire going through last summer's flying photos. Our hat's off the them literally, in the case of our weekly photo contest winner, who'll be receiving a sharp AVweb baseball cap in the mail in just a few short days.

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copyright Don Parsons
Used with permission

Biplane Sunset

We often close out "Picture of the Week" with a spectacular sunset, but thanks to semi-regular contributor Don Parsons of St. Peters, Missouri, we'll reverse the trend and kick off this week's edition with a sunset.

(Don't worry; the rest aren't all night photos.)

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Used with permission of Larry F. Baum

Aerostar, Fall 2007

"On a beautiful autumn day, I did a number of photos of our 1979 Aerostar," writesLarry Baum of Ithaca, New York. "Most were ordinary, [but] this one just has a nice feel to it."

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Used with permission of Doug Gaudette

Best Seat in the House

Hey, it's Doug Gaudette of Xenia, Ohio back in the very same spot for an eerie two weeks in a row, this time showing off that he's "mile-high in a powered paraglider."

We think you might be having a bit too much fun out there, Doug. Maybe it's time for a week of watching TV and picking up around the house, eh?

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copyright Salvatore Slusher
Used with permission

By Air or by Sea

Salvatore Slusher of Wentzville, Missouri snapped this while on vacation in Victoria (Canada).

(How long 'til it's summer again?)

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Used with permission of Jake Bell

How Many Pilots Does It Take ... ?

Jake Bell of Danville, Kentucky assures us that yes, "they're all pilots and that's at an airport." Is it any wonder we love this photo?

Want more reader-submitted photos?
You'll find bonus images in the "POTW" slideshow on our home page.

Don't forget to send us your own 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.