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.


As you read this, our crack team of editors, reporters, gophers, and ne'er-do-wells are packing their bags, checking their flights, and gearing up for Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida. Remember that "POTW" will be on hiatus next week as we struggle to ogle all the cool planes at the show but that doesn't mean you're off the hook, dear readers! We hope you'll continue to submit your photos so we can have a great batch of "Pictures of the Week" when we return from the show.

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copyright David J. Benna
Used with permission

Lightning at the IKV Airport

David J. Benna of Ames, Iowa kicks things off today with a little stormy weather. "There were about seven lightning strikes around the Ankeny (Iowa) Airport this night," David writes. "It was a great night for this type of lightning."

Great for the lightning, perhaps, but not so great for pilots ... .

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Used with permission of John Crusco


John Crusco of Dover, Delaware shares his personal Cloverfield experience, direct from the Virginia Balloon Festival in Winchester.

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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Trusting the ILS

"POTW" fan Daniel Valovich had to ask for "special access" to get this perspective on Runway 5 at his home airport in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Lucky for us he's a smooth talker, eh?)

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Used with permission of Nathaniel Minion

Winged Victory

Now where have we seen that emblem before ... ?

Oh, yeah on the EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast, the super-photogenic plane that keeps cropping up in our "POTW" winner file! This time, she's captured on film by Nathaniel Minion of Bolingbrook, Illinois, who saw her recently at Lewis Airport.

If you're planning on going to Sun 'n Fun next week, do yourself a favor and spend some time with Overcast. She's usually easy to spot, and you're liable to spot an AVwebber or two gawking ... .

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copyright Phil Sih
Used with permission

Lennies Over Reno (Nevada)

We started this week with exciting weather, and we're ending it with (slightly less) exciting weather!

Phil Sih (of Cheshire, Connecticut) of Sparks, Nevada writes, "This is the first time I've seen huge lennies like this hanging over Reno like some kind of alien spaceship. The turbulence was amazing. ... The photo is un-retouched."

As usual ...
You can find more reader-submitted photos in the "POTW" slideshow on our home page.

Note that we've been having some trouble with the "POTW" archives and will be doing some troubleshooting in there on Thursday, April 3. If you have trouble accessing the archives, please enjoy the slideshow and check back in a few hours. (Thanks for understanding and a big thanks to those who reported the intermittent problems over the past week!)

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.