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 a bit overwhelmed by the staggering number of submissions we received for this week's "POTW" contest. While the extra pics kept us busy this week, it means we'll have an extra-large helping of bonus pics in our home page slideshow throughout the week — we may even get sneaky and swap out a few part-way through the week as a way of sharing even more extras — so be sure to head over to AVweb.com when you're done here and check out the bonus pics. (You'll find them about 1/3 of the way down the page in the central blue column.)

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copyright © Veronica von Allwörden
Used with permission

Twin Otter

Veronica von Allwörden of Langley, Washington tops the pile in one of the toughest "POTW" battles of recent memory. Veronica says she took this photo "in a turn a few years ago over the San Juan Islands in Washington State." (And before anyone asks: Yes, she 'fessed up to PhotoShopping out the N-number in the name of discretion.)

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copyright © Peter Zabriskie
Used with permission

WhiteKnightTwo Under the Lights

Remember how we said there were a lot of photos to wade through this week? Nearly a tenth of them came from the talented Peter Zabriskie of Bloomington, Indiana — and, alas, we're going to reward Peter's generosity and diligence by making a cautionary tale of him. See, we had so many awesome shots from Peter in one batch of photos that we couldn't possibly share them all with you this week, even by including a couple in our slideshow (which we did). In the future, Peter (and all you other shutterbugs out there), we encourage you to space out your submissions, limiting it to a couple each week. This gives you a better chance of getting your photos seen, and it also saves the frustration of having to throw back fantastic shots in the name of giving everyone's photos a chance to shine.

(No good deed goes unpunished, Mr. Z — but we hope you don't hold it against us, because man alive, we'd like to see more of your photos!)

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Used with permission of Timothy O'Connor

"Wow! Even the Sun Is Performing at This Air Show!"

Speaking of prolific contributors, Timothy O'Connor checks in from his stomping grounds in Batavia, Ohio with this nifty little shot from the Red Stewart Air Show & Fly-In.

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copyright © Contributor #4
Used with permission

"Will It Fly?"

Hamish Watchman of Palmerston North, Manawatu (New Zealand) puts the question to AVweb this week, and our answer is this: We're not sure — but we'd love to come to New Zealand and find out! Judging by the photos we get from your neck of the woods, Hamish, we're missing some of the best local air shows in the world ... .

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Used with permission of Daniel Cool

Moon and Beacon Over Wyoming

Daniel Cool of Eudora, Kansas lives up to his surname as he delivers this week's memorable sign-off.

Don't forget to visit AVweb's home page and check out the stunning array of bonus pics we have lined up this 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.