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.


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copyright Sparky Barnes Sargent
Used with permission

Smokin' Tailwheels in the Twilight

Sparky Barnes Sargent of Washington, Oklahoma kicks off this week's festivities and joins the select ranks of our two-time "POTW" winners. (Sparky took the top spot back in 2006 with a Sun 'n Fun photo that still makes us regret never making it out to the night-time air show.)

Seriously, it's worth rooting around in our "Picture of the Week" archives from time to time!

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Used with permission
of Juan Pablo Rubilar

Tracing the Prop

A humid afternoon and a cooperative camera helped Juan Pablo Rubilar of Puerto Montt (Chile) land this eye-popping shot.

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Used with permission of Per Erik Pfingst

Late Summer Afternoon in EDXD

Direct from the cell phone of Per Erik Pfingst of Huede, Lower Saxony (Germany) comes this solid variation on a favorite theme. (It's already found a home on our PC as our latest desktop wallpaper image.)

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Used with permission of Timothy O'Connor

"I Thought YOU Were the Instructor!"

We always get a chuckle from the comments Timothy O'Connor of Batavia, Ohio attaches to his submissions and with good reason, since he apparently enlists the whole gang in his flying group to come up with 'em! Tim and his posse had quite a few suggestions for this one, but our favorite was this one:

"The Engine Quit Quick, Flap Your Arms!"

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copyright Pete Howell
Used with permission

First Flight Excitement

"High over the fields of Indiana, Noah gets his first taste of aviation," writes St. Paul, Minnesota's Pete Howell "and I think it goes pretty well!"

Want to fritter away more of your day looking at reader-submitted pictures? Of course you do! And you know where to find our slideshow by now.

Psst: 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.