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.


Once again, we've got a great batch of reader photos to share! Let's keep it simple this week and dive straight into the submission box, shall we?

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Used with permission of Joe Scheibinger

Rainbow Over Oshkosh

Joe Scheibinger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin sent us some really amazing photos this week from aviation's favorite Wisconsin town some snapped during AirVenture and others taken during the "off-season."

(Joe wasn't alone in sending us OSH pics this week. Oddly enough, that wasn't the only thing he had in common with other "POTW" contributors many of you, for the last three weeks, have been telling us you're shooting with variations on the pocket Nikon camera. Just a little tidbit for everyone out there who doesn't get to read through all the comments each week ... .)

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copyright Christian Mogensen
Used with permission

"Lady Luck" (N5833B) B-25J Mitchell at Oshkosh '09

Christian Mogensen of Rochester, New York breaks out the black-and-white for this fantastic perspective of the B-25 at AirVenture's Warbird Island.

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Used with permission of Darrell Herk

Fourth of July Fly-Over

Darrell Herk of Grand Lake, Colorado casts his mind's eye back a few weeks and helps us remember what a great summer it's been. We're not relishing the thought of gray skies and cooler temps, but the carefree days of barbecuing and air shows are winding down here in North America ... .

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copyright Paul T. Gernhardt
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A Timeless Love ... of Flying

What were we saying about looking back fondly on the month of July? Paul T. Gernhardt of Ashburn, Virginia travels a bit further back in time, via this great shot from the Commemorative Air Force's Hangar Dance.

(Actually, the dance was just a week or so ago, but oh, these time travel stories always leave us confused. And that will be our defense if Paul calls us out for tampering with his photo title. We just couldn't resist.)

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copyright Jud Phillips
Used with permission

Waiting for Spring

Yes, it's still warm and sunny at "POTW" world headquarters but now that Labor Day has "officially" ended our summer and put the thought of cold weather in our brains, we want to get a head start on mentally preparing ourselves.

Cue Jud Phillips of Nashville, Tennessee, who sees us off this week with a shot from Manhattan, Kansas that he "thought may be too depressing in the winter."

Want more? By now, you should know where to go looking the slideshow on AVweb's home page has a dozen or so bonus pics that we can't squeeze in here, refreshed once a week.

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.