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 wintery weather swept across North America and submissions numbers dipped, the quality of this week's photo submission soared. Kick back, grab a soda, and take a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy the top five photos with us. (When you're done here, don't forget that there are more to be seen in the slideshow on AVweb's home page!)

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Used with permission of Michael Parsons

Watching the Air Show

Talk about your good seats! Michael Parsons of West Hills, California shares the view from Heroes Air Show in Los Angeles.

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copyright William Derrickson / TarmacPhotos.com
Used with permission

Time's Up for This 727

William Derrickson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania tells us, "This 727 served more than 40 years as a passenger airliner with United and a cargo hauler with FedEx Express" before finally making her way to the scrap yard.

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Used with permission of David P. Thomas

USS Roi Ready for Flight Ops

"Most of us are used to high-definition color photos," writes David P. Thomas of Lebec, California, "but here's one that's a bit different." David continues, "This photo was taken aboard the 'escort' carrier Roi (CVE 103), probably 1944-ish by my father ... scanned from the original black-and-white negative, and the emulsion is starting to flake off. I don't know about you, but I can feel the wind coming across the deck."

You said it, David! What an incredible photo. Thanks for sharing it while the original is still in good enough condition to be scanned. Like you, we can't help but wonder what happened to all those Corsairs ... .

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copyright Jeff Hersom
Used with permission

Hmmm ...

Jeff Hersom of Anchorage, Alaska snapped this photo "on the way from Key West to Anchorage." While we're not 100% certain what made Jeff contemplate the scene and snap it, we couldn't help wondering: Was the owner of this pipe and matches on the verge of lighting up when he thought better of it? Or did he just leave these behind?

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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Power-On Stall

Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, Arkansas flies us out this week with this Sukoy getting a little practice in the clouds.

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.