Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

  • E-Mail this Article
  • View Printable Article
  • Text size:

    • A
    • A
    • A

Submit a Photo | Rules | Tips | Questions | Past Winners

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.


It seems karma has finally caught up with the "Picture of the Week" electronic submission box. After swimming in a tide of great photos for the last several weeks, submissions dropped back down to the slightly-below-normal this week. But don't panic we saved a few photos from last week's embarrassingly gorgeous assortment, so there's plenty of good photos to look at!

medium | large

copyright Paul Nuwer
Used with permission

Positioning for "The Line-Up" (Doolittle Reunion 2010)

Paul Nuwer of Hurlock, Maryland decided to move his camera around a bit and found the perfect angle to capture our imagination. This is Larry Kelley bringing the B-25 Panchito into position on the runway at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, during the recent Doolittle Raiders reunion.

medium | large

copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission


"An O-2A 'Oscar Deuce' Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft sits out an approaching storm at AirVenture," couresy of Madison, Wisconsin's Gary Dikkers.

Wait did someone say "AirVenture"? Oh, I believe they did ... !

medium | large

Used with permission of Denton Finley

Cessna 172S Panel, Texas State Technical College

Denton Finley of Waco, Texas turns down the lights and gives us a nice panel to peruse as we sip our morning coffee. (You gotta click through to the large size to enjoy these.)

medium | large

Used with permission of Stephen Koewler

"Liberty Belle" Returns to Boeing Field

Panchito and Liberty Belle back to back? Believe it! Stephen Koewler of Sacramento, California dishes the "classic newsreel" look on this photo of Liberty Belle "return[ing] to where she was built, Boeing Field."

medium | large

Used with permission of Paul Vicano

Sunset at 14,000 Feet

Wow. It's been a while since we've run a straight-on sunset photo here in the "POTW," but this one from Paul Vicano of Brantford, Ontario (Canada) simply couldn't be ignored. (Desktop wallpaper, anyone?)

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't miss 'em!

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.