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.


Once again, the quality and sheer number of submissions have made the job of choosing a single "Picture of the Week" tough but, hey, in the grand scheme of things, that's a pretty good problem to have.

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Used with permission of Thomas Auerbach

"Gentlemen, Start Your Engines"

We love a touch of dynamism in our photos, and this one from Thomas Auerbach of Ponca City, Oklahoma scans beautifully from left to right: Your eyes start at the empty turret, then move to pilot Tim Hahn in the cockpit, cross the outstretched arms of marshaller Robert Winkler, and then glide past the spinnning prop and into the smoke.

It doesn't hurt that Thomas had a great subject, either the Lone Star Flight Museum's B-17 Thunderbird. This was snapped at the Lone Star Museum Air Show in Galveston, Texas a couple of months back.

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copyright Heather Kallhoff
Used with permission

Readying for the Flight

Heather Kallhoff of Watertown, South Dakota combines the latest in high dynamic range photography with one of aviation's oldest traditions a barnstorming tour. (In this case, it was the American Barnstormers passing through Watertown.)

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Used with permission of Carol Kerner


To be honest, we were a little reluctant to pass over some of the great air-to-air shots in this week's submission box in favor of this seemingly simple shot. But then, we simply couldn't stop looking at this photo from Carol Kerner of St. Charles, Missouri! Every time we looked away, we forgot which was a strut and which was a shadow ... .

(Carol tells us this is a 1929 Monosport at the very beginning of a restoration at Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis.)

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copyright John E. Rees
Used with permission

51st Annual Waco Reunion

John E. Rees of Blacklick, Ohio has all the summer green we could want in this shot from the Wynkoop Airport at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

51 years? Wow.

(Psst. John says there are more photos here, but we're a little preoccupied with tomorrow's stories to check at the moment. Why don't you go over there and gawk, and we'll catch up in a few hours, O.K.?)

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copyright Guy Lynch
Used with permission

Swiss Haze

Guy Lynch of Pewsey, Wiltshire (UK) hasn't shown up much in our submission box latey, but we're happy to see him back. He's just in time to provide this week's pitch-perfect sign-off photo!

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.