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 Paul W. M. Oor

Orange Falcon

Summer is in full swing! The virtual submission box for our weekly photo contest is swollen to near-bursting this time 'round, which makes choosing a winner tough. Still, we've soldiered on, and we're pleased to dub this shot from frequent contributor Paul W. M. Oor of Nieuwegein, Utrecht (Netherlands) our "Picture of the Week."

So who are we looking at? It's the RNLAF solo display team, and Paul tells us the show they put on at Military Airbase Gilze-Rijen EHGR for the recent open day was every bit as eye-catching as their distinctive paint scheme.

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Used with permission of George Kovacevic

Daughter's High School Graduation Balloon Ride

We just missed Father's Day, but it looks like George Kovacevic of Jamul, California scored major dad points by setting up a balloon ride for his daughter's high school graduation. (Hey, that's a good idea! Why didn't we think of that?)

"I just had to go to make sure she was safe," writes George. Well, of course ... .

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copyright Gert Coetzee
Used with permission

Cape Town Stadium, Home of the World Cup 2010

Break out the vuvuzelas! Gert Coetzee of Tamboerskloof Cape Town, Western Cape (South Africa) got this bird's eye view of the Cape Town stadium when it was being set up.

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copyright Donald Reid
Used with permission

Wicked Wabbit

Donald Reid of Roseland, Virginia was Johnny-on-the-spot when it came time to catch this wascally Wabbit in action on a recent performance at the air show in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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copyright Xavier Marshall
Used with permission

Finished Paint Job

Remember this T-6 from a couple of weeks ago? You may not recognize her at first, but Xavier Marshall of Carson, California has finished the paints, and here she is, done up "in Navy markings to honor Ensign Jesse L. Brown."

Want more? Check the slideshow on AVweb's home page for nearly two dozen more reader-submitted pics.

And 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.