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.


While we were gallivanting around the show grounds in Oshkosh, AVweb readers have kept busy, stuffing our submission box with dozens of the coolest airplane photos we've seen all year. So great was our embarrassment of riches this week that we stripped out the most recent photos and rolled them over (sights unseen) to next week. (That means anyone who submitted after Sunday of this week will be considered alongside the coming week's entrants.) Now, without further ado, let's delve into the photos you sent in while we were away!

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Used with permission of Raymond Thabet

Red Arrows, Head-On

We're not sure how Raymond Thabet of Québec City, Québec (Canada) found himself in the position to take this shot of the RAF's Red Arrow Aerobatic Team commemorating the city's 400th anniversary — but we're glad he did!


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Used with permission of Kent Wein

Noctilucent, Naturally ...

Kent Wien of Newfields, New Hamphire writes:

I've been flying for a number of years, but this is the first time the captain or I had ever seen this phenomenon — and judging from the reactions of the other airplanes crossing the Atlantic Monday night, not many other pilots had seen these clouds [either]. They're noctilucent clouds, which live between 49 and 53 miles above the Earth.

FYI, Kent's submitted photos to our "POTW" contest in the past, but this is the first time he's pointed us to his blog on Gadling, "Cockpit Chronicles." If we're a little late getting out the Flash today, you can likely blame Kent ... .


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Used with permission of George Perks

Eight-Ship Shadow

George Perks of Spokane, Washington snapped this incredible photo at Felts Field just as the biplanes ("including the Boeing 40c," as George points out) were getting ready for take-off.


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Used with permission of Brian Bradac

Win an Airplane!

Brian Bradac of Poolesville, Maryland registered to win an airplane at Oshkosh. (Hopefully he didn't think he was going to take home the Dreamlifter ... .)


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copyright © Paul T. Gernhardt
Used with permission

Ducted Fan on the Martin Jetpack

We must have missed Paul Gernhardt of Ashburn, Virginia several times at Oshkosh. Judging by the AirVenture pics he submitted, Paul visited many of the same airplanes we did around the grounds — and while everyone stopped to take pics of the Martin Jetpack, his was one of our favorite perspectives.


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.