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.


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Used with permission of Isaac Adler

Otsego Splash-In Sunrise

Isaac Adler of Kalamazoo, Michigan kicks off this week's assortment of reader-submitted photos with a glorious sunrise he snapped at the 29th Annual Midwest Seaplane Pilots Association Fly-In. "Early Friday morning, I woke up because my tent was glowing red," writes Isaac. "When I walked outside, I knew I had to take a picture."

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Used with permission of George Mock

Knife Edge

Nope, it's not the Red Bull World Series in New York it's the Races' previous stop in Windsor, Ontario, where the always-amazing George Mock snapped this shot of Mike Goulian navigating the pylons.

(Be nice, and we'll slip another of George's Windsor race pics into the slideshow on AVweb's home page this week, 'K.?)

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copyright Sean Cannon
Used with permission

Helio on Spokane River

Shhh I think he can see us. Sean Cannon of Monte Vista, Colorado snuck up on this visitor "on the banks of the Spokane River [in Washington], near Felts Field."

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copyright Elliot Block
Used with permission

"WASP" Stands by Her P-51D (Paul Allen's Heritage Collection)

One of the nice things about working at AVweb is this: When there's a fun event none of us can get to like, say, the Museum of Flight's 75th Anniversary we can count on someone out there to send us a few pictures.

That's how we scored this dandy little gem from Elliot Block of Vista, California.

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copyright Brian Emch
Used with permission

Blackbird Moonset

Speaking of Californians you can count on for a good photo, here's Lancaster's Brian Emch to wrap things up for this week. And what a shot to do it with Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, California after dusk.

Do you enjoy AVweb's "Picture of the Week"? We sure do! And it's only possible because readers like the ones you see represented here readers just like you take the time to submit photos. So how about it? Dig up a couple of those air show photos and show us some love, will ya?

And we mentioned the home page slideshow earlier, but some of you may not know that we use it to showcase some of the dozens of photo submissions we receive each week that don't make it into the "Final Five" you see here. If you you enjoy "POTW" but don't make it a point to check out the slideshow at some point during the week you should! (And this week we're giving a special shout-out to David Bier and his son Dan, who's featured in his first warbird ride over there. Go. Check it out.)

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.