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.


We're trying to restrain ourselves this week, since we've spent the past few installments of "POTW" crowing about how many great photos we have and how much we love AVweb readers for taking to share them.


Oh, who are we kidding? This week's batch is just as jaw-dropping as last week's! Don't believe us? Fasten your seatbelts and come along for the ride. (And when we're done, don't forget to hit up our home page and see all the bonus pics in this week's slideshow.)

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Used with permission of Joe Wiley

De Havilland Beaver in Kodiak, Alaska

"Two floatplane landscapes in a row?" we asked ourselves that same question, but after you've seen this shot from Joe Wiley of Gonzales, Louisiana at full-size, we think you'll agree the decision was out of our hands.

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Used with permission of Mike Lawie

Air Mobility?

"It looked like a sea of humanity was walking out of the C-5 Galaxy and onto AeroShell Square at Oshkosh," write Mike Lawie of Muskegon, Michigan. "I tried to get everyone to smile."

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copyright Paul T. Gernhardt
Used with permission

Pesky Pirates of the Sky

Paul T. Gernhardt of Ashburn, Virginia captures the swashbuckling spirit of the "Pirated Skies" Wing Walker act at EAA AirVenture.

(Good thing, too. If it weren't for pictures, at lot of people would miss the best parts of this cover-your-eyes routine.)

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Used with permission of Randy Minnick

Working the Fire

Taking a break at a rest stop along the freeway is usually a pretty routine affair but when Randy Minnick of Springville, California stopped outside the town of Weed, he "happened to catch this big S-56E." Randy snapped some great photos of this firefighting helo, which he identifies as being based out of the Evergreen, Oregon offices of Evergreen Aviation.

(We'll try to sneak another of Randy's photos into the home page slideshow if we have room, but it's a tight fit this week ... .)

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copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission

A Different View of the World's Busiest Control Tower

Can't say exactly why, but we're in love with this photo of the tower at OSH or rather, its reflection.

Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin sees us out this week.

Once again, we had and embarrassment of riches to choose from this week. Don't miss all the bonus pics currently in rotation in the slideshow on AVweb's home 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.