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 number of submissions to our weekly photo contest may have crept up again this week but the quality skyrocketed! With so many gorgeous photos in our submission box, we're jumping straight to the goods. (Watch for an extra-large batch of bonus pics in this week's slideshow on our home page.)

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copyright Justin Heitman
Used with permission

Newcastle Sunset

With a scene so evocative we can hardly believe it was taken "in the backyard of a client's house," Justin Heitman of Airlie Beach, Queensland (Australia) claims the top spot today. Justin and crew were "on the way to a helicopter safari with 11 helicopters traveling through Tasmania" when he snapped this on his Nikon.

Simply gorgeous. Thanks for the image, Justin! Naturally, we'll be sending out a sharp new baseball cap emblazoned with the AVweb logo. Maybe it'll bring you a little slice of serenity in return. (We can only hope!)


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copyright Michael J. Gallagher
Used with permission

Cruising at Sunset Over the Late Summer Fields of Central Indiana

Michael J. Gallagher of Peoria, Illinois serves up a dynamic shot of Grayout Aerosports' Billy Werth.


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Used with permission of Chris Zavatson

Night Time at Nellis

Chris Zavatson of Woodland, California hung around a bit after the air show at Nellis Air Force Base and was rewarded with the peaceful majesty that can only be found when things quiet down after a show.


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Used with permission of Leonard R. Duncil

Sun 'n Fun Is Coming ...

You don't need to remind us of that fact, Leonard Duncil of Titusville, Florida!  We've already made our hotel reservations, started registering for press passes, and trying to remember where we packed away our short pants!  We'll see you (and these Iron Eagles you were so kind to snap) in just a few weeks, friend!


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Used with permission of Gerald Benson

Just Having Fun

Gerald Benson of Alva, Oklahoma sees us off this week, with a shot of Terry Strickland blowing smoke in his Fisher Celebrity.  Terry saw the pic on AVweb and wrote in to tell us "the smoke system is my own design."

Until next time have a little fun of your own (and take pictures)!


Need more great pictures?
Check out the bonus photo in the "POTW" slideshow on our home page.

(And 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.