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.


Submissions return to normal this week following the flood of post-Sun 'n Fun submissions and the vacation week everyone logged to recover from the show. Now who's ready to start getting us jacked up for Oshkosh? We're an excitable bunch, so all it will take are a few of your photos.

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Used with permission of Ron Horton

Steam Gauges at Night

"There are a few of us out here who still fly steam gauges," writes "POTW" semi-regular Ron Horton of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; "the NuLite rings sure help to light them up at night." Ron snapped this shot on clear night when the 496 seen here didn't have much heavy lifting to do ... .

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copyright Kevin Brennan
Used with permission


We can almost smell the bratwurst in this AirVenture photo from Kevin Brennan of Rochester Hills, Michigan. The young man (with anything but lunch on his mind) is Kevin's grandson, basking in his first air show.

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Used with permission of Steve Trebing

Polished Reflections

Steve Trebing of Mooresville, North Carolina (just up I-77 from Ron Horton!) knows how to find the silver lining in a storm cloud. Here he put the gathering rains at this year's Sun 'n Fun Fly-In to work for him, catching a few stray rays of sunlight falling on this Lockheed 12 displayed at the show.

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Used with permission of Colby Morgan

Arkansas Hog

Colby Morgan of Greenwood, Arkansas tells us this A-10 warthog is in service with the 188th Fighter Wing (the "Fighting Razorbacks") at Fort Smith.

That's what Colby told us about it and now we're telling you that it makes a pretty sharp desktop wallpaper!

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copyright Paul Tipton
Used with permission

Central Texas Air Show

We wrap up this week with another air show photo, this time showcasing the wide open skies of the Texas Central Air Show, courtesy of Paul Tipton of Belton, Texas.

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.