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.


It's time again to hold our submission bag upside-down and shake out all the exciting, unusual, and downright keen photos that came in over the last seven days so we can share them with the world.

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copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission

Over the Top

Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin takes some pretty incredible photos as a matter of course but it's been quite a while since he's found himself at the top of our submission pile, and it's probably time Gary got a new AVweb cap. (We're not 100% sure, but we think the design has changed twice since Gary earned the top spot a copule of years ago.)

Featured here, of course, are the amazing AeroShell Aerobatic Team thrilling the crowd at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Used with permission of Gini Shilt

Sun's Out Let's Fly

Another name we're starting to recognize from the submission box is Gini Shilt of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Given Gini's location, we're pretty certain those are the remnants of Hurricane Ike soaking the floor of the hangar ... .

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Used with permission of Bill Ryan

By the Light of the Silvery Moon? Not Quite ...

What at first seems to be an eerie glow can be seen for what it is in the full-size version of this photo namely, dew highlighted by the searing flash of Bill Ryan's camera in an otherwise dark environment. (Bill joins us this week from Middletown, Maryland, by the way.)

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Used with permission of George Perks

C3B Stearman Over New York

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of U.S. AirMail, George Perks of Spokane, Washington treats us to this incredible view of New York City.

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copyright Kerry Sim
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Alan Snowie's 7:8 Scale Nieuport Over Bellingham Bay, Washington

Another Washingtonian, Kerry Sim of Blaine, flies us out this week against a serene backdrop. The shot, Kerry tells us, was taken from a Bellanca Scout flown by Merrill Wien. "He's colder than he looks," Kerry writes, confirming at least one of our suspicions about this photo ... .

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't miss 'em!

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.