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 Don Aldridge

OSH Sunset

While the AVweb crew gets to experience more than our fair share of AirVenture magic, we always look forward to the reader pics we know will start arriving in our "POTW" submission box when we get home. No matter how active we were at the show, there's just too darn much for any one (or ten) people to see.

Enter Don Aldridge of Hardy, Virginia, who brings us an incredible sunset view of the tower complete with the Goodyear Blimp in the background.

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copyright Boris Natasich
Used with permission

Young Airman

Boris Natasich of Euclid, Ohio put together this panoramic submission from four individual photos. Looking over teh simulator room at Simcom in Orlando is Adriano Stavole, "a new co-captain candidate. [Adriano is] one of seven hired and sent for type ratings on the C550 Citation II and differences training for the Citation Bravo." According to Boris, the seven candidates will eventually be flying organ transports (and related trips) for our friends at the Cleveland Clinic.

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copyright John E. Rees
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AirVenture 2010

Speaking of AirVenture, it looks like John E. Rees of Blacklick, Ohio managed to take in a couple of the afternoon air shows while he was in Oshkosh. (Somehow, we never seem to get time to break out the lawn chairs and frosty beverages as much as we'd like.)

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copyright Robert Koch
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275 Years of Construction Work in Russo, Switzerland

"In Russo, within the steep valley Onsernone, construction work is only possible with the support of helicopters. [There are] mostly no roads," writes Robert Koch of Zurich (Switzerland), "just pathways and stairs leading to the construction site."

As if that weren't impressive enough for the discerning AVweb reader, Robert invites you to consider this fact: "275 years ago, they had to build the church without helicopter support."

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copyright Larry E. Powell
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South Prairie Stearman

Buckley, Washington resident Larry E. Powell helps us wrap things up with a scene that warms our heart. Airplanes, bikes, a long front porch, and plenty of hangar space? If you've got a couple of spare bedrooms and can make a good lemonade, Larry, we may have to pay Buckley a visit!

Don't forget to visit AVweb's home page and view our "POTW&quo; slideshow for more great photos that we couldn't squeeze in here.

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.