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 as we type this installment of "POTW," we're packing our bags and checking our flight plans for EAA AirVenture in some town called Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We'll be on-site in just a couple of days, and we look forward to meeting all kinds of interesting folks at the show. If you see us wandering the grounds in our AVweb gear or happen to hop a ride with us from place to place, strike up a conversation! We'd love to hear what you think about the show, our site, and the world of general aviation!

("POTW" will be on hiatus during the show, but we'll return with more of your pictures in two weeks. Don't forget to send 'em, though, or we won't have anything to share!)

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Used with permission of Bruce Van Beek

AeroShell Aerobatic Team in Action

Bruce Van Beek of Sioux Center, Iowa serves up this fantastic image of the AeroShell Team doing what they do best.

Believe it or not and, to be honest, we're not sure we would! the fact that our top photo this week features the AeroShell Aerobatic Team is completely unrelated to the fact that we're giving away a chance to right with these guys during their Monday morning practice at Oshkosh. (But, of course, we will take the opportunity to link to the page where you can enter our drawing.)

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copyright Helen Tempest
Used with permission of Jon Butts

"Holding the Bank, Gents"

Jon Butts of Whiteley, Hants (U.K.) is back in the #2 spot this week with another photo from the "Cirrus Six" formation flight. This one is from the sharp eye of Helen Tempest (Ultimate High Flight Training & Entertainment).

Jon teases, "Not a bad picture for a marketing manager, eh?" and we have to give Helen her due; it is a terrific shot.

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Used with permission of Brian Petzel

Can't Fly THAT Direction!

Brian Petzel of Rockford, Illinois encountered these "huge storms southeast of St. Paul ... directly on my route home!" While they may have proven a hindrance to Brian's travels, they certainly made for a compelling photo when combined with the setting sun over St. Paul's Downtown Airport.

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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Tandem Experts

Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, Arkansas is back just in time to remind us that it's not only the Navy and Air Force that make air show appearances.

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Used with permission of Bill Wozniak

B-2 Fly-Over at the 2008 MLB All-Star Game

Bill Wozniak of Fair Lawn, New Jersey sees us off this week with an interesting juxtaposition ... .

Don't forget to visit AVweb's home page for more photos in our weekly-updated slideshow.

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.