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.


You thought last week's batch of "POTW" submissions were impressive? Buckle up, because we've got a stash this week that may be even better! (Seriously, we had to resort to the old quarter toss method of tie-breaking more than once this week.)

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copyright © Keith W. White
Used with permission

Victory Pass Over S.S. "Lane Victory"

Keith White of Los Angeles, California had a bang-up afternoon on the 1945 Victory Ship S.S. Victory Lane last month. "Eight T-6 Texans, some with Luftwaffe and some with AA markings, put on a fine show ... off Catalina Island," writes Keith. Of course, the recreation of an air attack was a good bit safer than the real thing, but Keith reports that "the good guys won" and he came home with a stunning photo that beat out stiff competition to become AVweb's "Picture of the Week."

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copyright © Terry Johnson
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Light-Painted Pitts

We're seriously beginning to think New Zealand may be the coolest place on Earth for pilots to live — or at least for people with cameras. Terry Johnson of Manly (Auckland) asked himself the question, What to do on an unflyable day? and came up with this answer: "Wait 'til dark and go nuts with a torch [light] and an open shutter." A long exposure (seven whopping minutes!) created the glow seen here in a dark hangar.

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Used with permission of Carl Hansen

Clawing for the Sky

Seeing a pattern here? AVweb readers make the best use of their free time! Carl Hansen of Nepean, Ontario (Canada) spent some of his at the Vintage Wings of Canada Open House at Gatineu (Québec) and shared some fantastic pics with us. (We'll be slipping one more into the home page slideshow this week, so be sure to look there for more of Carl's shots.)

Oh, and Carl included this link for those of us who want to know more about that rockin' paint job.

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Used with permission of Gregory Swiderski

Thunderstorm Headed for MNN

"POTW" submissions can often be read like a weather briefing from the recent past. We had quite a few cool storm pics this week and finally resorted to the coin-toss test to make the final decision on which one landed here. Greg Swiderski of Dublin, Ohio came out on top — man, do we love that reflection! — but you'll find one our two more in this week's bonus pics, as well.

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copyright © Karla Scott
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Look, Up in the Sky — History!

Karla Scott of New Carlisle, Indiana "took this at Owlshead, Maine's Transportation Museum. ... What a treat to see so many fantastic birds in one place," she writes. "[I] saw things there I've not seen at Oshkosh!"

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Trust us: You don't want to miss this week's batch!

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.