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.


A big thanks to everyone who showed pity on us after last week's transparent attempt to guilt-trip readers into submitting more photos. Your kindness gave us a little more eye candy to help us through the hot, stormy afternoons!

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Used with permission of Stephen Jones

B-25 Engine Start

How can you not love this photo of Panchito from Stephen Jones of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey? Stephen caught up with the B-25 at World War II Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania and preserved the experience to share with the rest of us.

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Used with permission of
James L. Hamilton III

Ready to Launch into the Blue!

That's Mark in the front cockpit, Neita in the back, and Stew acting as wingrunner in this shot from James L. Hamilton III of Sparks, Nevada. So what are Mark and Neita about to get up to? They're preparing to launch their ASK-21 on an air-sailing adventure in Reno!

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Used with permission of Stephan Kollitz

Headline #3

"I was out at the airport (RCM) ... when this thunderstorm popped up and started moving," writes Stephan Kollitz of Cainsville, Missouri. "I felt sorry for this poor Yak 52TW ... . I felt it was going to get hailed on in addition to damage it had sustained when it came in. The Yak had lost its tailwheel the tail is sitting up on sandbags in the picture and the prop had been damaged." For more shots of the beleaguered Yak, click through to the large version, which features a whole contact sheet worth of stills from the video Stephan shot at RCM.

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copyright Dan Giguere
Used with permission

Joe Biden Makes a Trip to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dan Giguere of Plymouth, Michigan had us thinking up werewolf jokes that wouldn't offend the Vice-President all evening and would you believe we're still coming up empty-handed? (Maybe it's just too nice a photo to crack wise about.)

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copyright Gilbert Benzonana
Used with permission

Sand Flower

Gilbert Benzonana of Grand-Lancy, Geneva (Switzerland) has been on a roll lately, sending us a great sampling of photos. This week, we give him the honor of seeing us off though we have to admit that part of our brain is still concerned about the person who belongs on the other end of this "flower"!

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

And click here to submit your own photos to "POTW." We're dying to see 'em!

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.