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 back, with the usual outstanding assortment of photos. This week saw another uptick in contributions hey, thanks! so let's see what your fellow AVweb readers have in store for us.

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Used with permission of Douglas Johnson

Retired DC-3 Dreaming of Flight

Douglas Johnson of Belmont, North Carolina serves up a high-contrast shot with great perspective that's practically mesmerizing as our latest "Picture of the Week." The boneyard's never looked so good as in the photos Douglas sent us this week. (Look for another in this week's slideshow on the home page.)

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Used with permission of Todd Bohlman

Now That's Scary!

Todd Bohlman and Chuck Hlavac of Ramona, California brought a little high-flying spirit to the Halloween pumpkin a few weeks back. No doubt inspired by the glow of the afterburners, Chuck did the carving, and Todd made sure we got to enjoy it after the fact.

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copyright Walt Barkley
Used with permission

Erickson Aircrane 734

We got a kick out of this photo from Walt Barkley of Claremont, California, who caught a fellow shutterbug (one of the Brackett Airport tower controllers) stepping outside to capture the moment for himself.

(The lame joke we skipped here involved the controllers' outrageous water bill last month.)

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copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission

SpaceShipOne AirVenture Museum

Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin puts his ground time to good use, dreaming of the stars and when you've got a camera and regular access to the AirVenture Museum, you can really make that time pay off. It's the next best thing to being there ... !

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copyright Ryan Grantonic
Used with permission

Jumper on Final

Those of you who've been closely following the bonus pics slideshow (on AVweb's home page) may recognize Ryan Grantonic of Dayton, Ohio. Ryan's contributed some great photos recently, and we're looking forward to seeing more in the weeks to come.

Where do we get all these great photos? From readers like you!
Click here to submit your own shots 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.