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.


With EAA AirVenture barely more than a week away, the level of submissions to our weekly photo contest is climbing into the stratosphere. We love this time of the year for precisely that reason — and hope you'll send in some of your own photos for us to admire.

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copyright © Les Smith
Used with permission

Night Glow at Arlington Fly-In

Les Smith of Mukilteo, Washington took a warm glow from Arlington, captured it on film, and turned it into a warm glow in our hearts this week. How could we not name this shot our "Picture of the Week" and send Les a gorgeous new AVweb cap?

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Used with permission of Timothy O'Connor

Derelict Now Ready for Boarding ...

Timothy O'Connor of Batavia, Ohio suggested this old fuselage "in a forgotten field in Florida" may be waiting patiently for a crew of ghosts — or, with any luck, Tim writes, "Perhaps someday it will be boarded by restorers."

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copyright © Gilbert Benzonana
Used with permission

Human Grasshopper

It's been so long since we've seen the Cri-Cri (once a staple of weekly "POTW" submissions), Gilbert Benzonana of Grand-Lancy, Genιva (Switzerland) had to remind us what we were looking at in this photo — "the smallest twin-engine aircraft in the world." Gilbert also reminded us how deceptively fast they are — this one clocked in at about 100 kts, too fast for Gilbert to snap it in flight with the camera he had at hand!

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copyright © Eric Cobb
Used with permission

EZ Flight

Eric Cobb of Santa Ynez, California atttributes both the formation and photography here to that age-old secret of success — "practice, practice, practice."

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copyright © Gary J. Hebbard
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V-22 Osprey Moments Before Touchdown

Gary J. Hebbard of St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) sees us off this week.

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. They're awesome — 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.