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.


Daylight Saving Time has resumed in much of the AVweb-reading world, and many readers are taking advantage of the extra hour of sunshine to snap pictures around their local airports and flying clubs. As usual, our dedicated team of analysts are charting the direct correlation between the early signs of summer and the increasing number of photos submitted to our weekly photo contest. Not that they have much time for charts and graphs, given the staggering number of extra photos we've crammed into the slideshow on AVweb.com this week ... .

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copyright Heather Hullen
Used with permission

Sunken DC-3 Off Norman's Cay

Chris Hullen of the Woodlands, Texas submitted this photo taken by his wife Heather Hullen "of what is claimed to be a DC-3 or C-46 Commando. It sits just off the eastern shore of Norman's Cay, Bahamas," Chris tells us. "Legend has it that the overloaded aircraft lost an engine on takeoff and could not make it back to the field. Now it is a snorkeler's paradise."

As for the legendary clear blue waters of the Bahamas: "No retouching at all," writes Chris.

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copyright John Andrew Karas
Used with permission

High Flyers

Regular "POTW" contributor John Karas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin didn't tell us much about this shot, except that it was "taken during [the] Lake Front Air Show."

Then again, let's be honest as long as John keeps sending photos like this, he's more than welcome to let them speak for themselves. (Quite eloquently, we might add.)

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Used with permission of Stewart Van Dyke

Speed Is Relative

Stewart Van Dyke of Carmel, Indiana made our afternoon with this snapshot of a throttle from the cockpit of a Piper Cub attending "the annual Funday Sunday Fly-In at Moraine Air Park" in Ohio.

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copyright Barry Biggs
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Picking Up a Little Ice!

Barry Biggs of Englewood, Colorado reminds us that spring hasn't yet sprung for everyone. "It's surprising how quick the ice can accumulate during these spring snow storms," he writes. ("However the pilot did land safely.")

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copyright Sean Cannon
Used with permission

Takeoff Check Complete

Sean Cannon of Monte Vista, Colorado has been flying some pretty interesting terrain in the Ecuadorian jungles lately. Here, he prepares to land while a co-worker is "just about ready to push the throttle and make a dash for the heavens."

Bonus Pics!
You'll find a couple dozen reader-submitted images in the "POTW" slideshow on our home page. Check 'em out!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW."

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.