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.


Yeah, yeah: "Awesome photos!," "Wow!," etc., etc. — you hear it from us every week, and we imagine you've alread written it off as hyperbole from a bunch of guys trapped in a tiny room with a computer getting way too excited over some airplane pictures. But — this week's batch of photos is awesome. So awesome, in fact, that you dare not miss this week's slideshow (about 1/3 of the way down the home page in the blue bar).

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copyright © Paul T. Gernhardt
Used with permission

AirVenture Sunrise at the Seaplane Base

After much fretting and careful deliberation, we finally decided on a "POTW" winner — and it's Paul T. Gernhardt of Ashburn, Washington. This gorgeous photo was taken early in the morning at the Seaplane Base during AirVenture.

For more of Paul's photos, click here.

We didn't get out the Seaplane Base until a couple of days later, but you'll find our photolog here.

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copyright © Marcelo B. da Fonseca
Used with permission

"Bye Bye, Top Guns!"

Marcelo B. da Fonseca of São Paulo (Brazil) provided only this comment, which made us smile almost as much as the photo itself:

"Party at Air Force Academy Pirassununga"

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Used with permission of Jay Beck

A380 at Oshkosh, Climbing During Demo Flight

Jay Beck of Redmond, Oregon was at AirVenture, too — and brought back this show-stopping photo of the Airbus A380. Several of you sent us photos of this airborne behemoth, so look for one or two more in this week's slideshow on the home page. ;)

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Used with permission of Jerry Wang

Rainbow Welcome

Another AVweb reader at the show was Jerry Wang of Brunswick, Ohio. As Jerry will tell you, the weather was great this year — but those Wisconsin summers always leave room for a thunderstorm here and there ... .

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copyright © Stan Lindholm
Used with permission

That's a Wrap!

As much fun as air shows can be, at some point we all feel like this guy. Stan Lindholm of Westlake, Ohio immortalized the moment — and after a long, hard day of looking at airplane pictures, we plan to follow this guy's example and catch some Zs!

Remember what we said about the slideshow on AVweb's home page? Good eyeballing over there, folks!

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.