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.


Sure, we enjoy things like going out to the Seaplane Base during Oshkosh, eating bratwursts with friends we only see once a year, talking to strangers from all around the world and finding out who was brave enough to fly in but maybe the best part of EAA AirVenture is that it energizes readers to submit photos to our "POTW" contest for weeks. Once again, we've got a giant pile of photos to share with you, so let's dig in!

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copyright Dennis Olcott
Used with permission

Final Preparations for PiperJet's First Flight

We were pretty happy to see photos and video of the PiperJet's first flight in Vero Beach during AirVenture week but seeing this "behind the scenes" shot from Dennis Olcott (of Vero Beach, Florida, natch) just whets our appetite for more. Fortunately, Dennis has promised to send some photos of his ride in the chase plane, so we'll keep our eyes peeled.

In the meantime, we'll be sending Dennis one of those keen AVweb baseball caps we like to hand out from time to time. If you'd like to earn one of those yourself, you know what to do, of course submit those photos here.


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Used with permission of Michael R. Forch

F-22 Raptor

Another outstanding AirVenture photo comes to us from Michael Forch of Virginia Beach, Virginia. We get a lot of shots of the Raptor, but we never tire of seeing it in action!


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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission


"POTW" regular Daniel Valovich (of Hot Springs, Arkansas) is back this week, sharing a simple (but indisputable) observation on the Blue Angels: "The talent of these aviators is amazing."


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Used with permission of Alex McMahon

"Remind Me Again Which Way Is Up?"

Did we mention there an awful lot of gauges on display in this week's submissions? No?

Well, there were. Witness this dizzying image captured at the bottom of a loop by Milton, Delaware's Alex McMahon.


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copyright Henry M. Holden
Used with permission

Another Planet

In actuality, it's just the very strange surface of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, seen through the lens of Randolph, New Jersey's Henry M. Holden. This one combines two of our favorite recurring themes helicopters and glaciers and sees us off for this week.

If you enjoyed these photos as much as we did, remember that there are couple dozen more online at AVweb's home page just look for the "POTW"slideshow in the center column!


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.