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.


Wow! This has been a banner week for submissions to our weekly reader-powered photo contest. Our entry box is stuffed to the gills with great shots and when we say "great shots," we mean it! It's been a long time since we had 10 or 15 strong contenders for the top spot in the same week, but it happened this week. As usual, we'll share the top five photos, but when you're done scoping out these photos, do yourself a favor and visit the AVweb home page, where we have almost two dozen extra pics lined up in our slideshow (about one-third of the way down the home page).

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Used with permission of Jerry Riffel

A Great Day!

Jerry Riffel of Denton, Texas writes, "I'd just landed after a great flight and finished changing oil in my new RV7A. The sun seemed like a fitting end to a great day." The photo makes a convincing argument, Jerry and if you don't mind, we'll use the end of your fantastic day to jumpstart our weekly run-down or reader photos. (Watch your mailbox for that spiffy AVweb baseball cap we'll be sending your way later in the week.)

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Used with permission of Robert Bond

Evening Fuel

The airport doesn't lose its allure after the sun goes down, as Robert Bond of Knoxville, Tennesee proves with this photo that's currently serving as desktop wallpaper here at AVweb world headquarters.

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copyright Jeff Hersom
Used with permission

Alaska Sunset

We know what you're thinking: "Awful lot of sunsets this week, AVweb ... ." It just so happens we got quite a few in the submission box, so the ones we're serving up here faced even tougher competition than usual.

Jeff Hersom of Anchorage, Alaska more than adequately rose to the challenge.

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copyright David White
Used with permission

Shadow Over the Aerospace Museum

When we saw this shot from David White of San Diego, California, we wondered what he was flying in to get this shot but he was actually a passenger on this airliner when it come in to Lindbergh Airport for its final approach.

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copyright Kent Wien
Used with permission

Rainbow on the Ramp

Kent Wien of Newfields, New Hampshire brings this edition to a close with a photo sure to bring a little sunshine to your day. When you're through reading today's AVweb news and features, be sure to visit Kent's awesome blog, Cockpit Chronicles, for the back story on this photo.

Don't forget: Big week. Lots of extra photos to be seen in the slideshow on AVweb's home page!

As always, we'd love for you to click here and submit your own photos.

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.