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.


Our latest batch of "POTW" photos are just a wee bit late, but not to worry we'll run them in Monday's issue of AVwebFlash for those who didn't come online to find them on Thursday. On to the photos ... !

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Used with permission of Matt Ashcraft

LifeStar 1, As Seen fom the Ort Hangar at Grayson County Airport

Matt Ashcraft of Waco, Texas fills our top spot this week by combining some of our favorite elements sunsets, thunderstorms, and helicopters. Just for good measure, Matt even made sure was a rescue craft, the lifeguard helicopter LifeStar 1!

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Used with permission of Joe Budge

Baja Taxi

"We just had to go someplace warm!" writes Joe Budge of Annapolis, Maryland. "This air taxi let us off at a remote air strip in Baja where we had a whale of a time (literally) but that's another story ... ."

(Just in case you needed a reminder that AVweb readers know how to plan a getaway!)

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Used with permission of Thomas Auerbach

Hurry We Gotta Go Now!

"Robert Winkler refuels his Bonanza at Twin Falls, Idaho" in this shot from Thomas Auerbach of Ponca City, Oklahoma. He explains, "What looks to be rather threatening weather was due to a combination of dry thunderstorms and smoke from area fires. We didn't waste any time on the ground, but actually we ... were able to skirt the weather area on the way to Olympia, Washington."

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Used with permission of Brad Templin

Dog Day Afternoon

Ah, dogs! We love 'em, and so does Brad Templin of Moraine, Ohio. But you know what dogs like Brad's friend Jessie love? The breeze from an open window even when it's "the window of a '56 C-172."

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copyright Gary L. Dikkers
Used with permission

America's "Ace of Aces"

Last week's winning photo of warbirds taking a tea break at Biggin Hill during World War II prompted several 1940s-era submissions some of which you'll find this this week's slideshow bonus pics! but none so unexpected as this.

Frequent "POTW" contributor Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin visited the graveside of legendary air ace Dick Bong, "in the village cemetary at tiny Poplar, Wisconsin (population 552 in the 2000 census)."

Don't forget to visit AVweb's home page for more reader-submitted photos. You'll find them in the slideshow about one-third of the way down the page ... .

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.