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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copyright Scott Peterson
Used with permission

Spitfire Crews

Scott Peterson of Santa Rosa, California didn't have to visit 1945 to get this photo; he just went to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and "happened by when these guys came in period uniforms and posed for another photographer."

Thanks to the internet, Scott's good luck is now yours and ours to enjoy.

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copyright John Rippinger
Used with permission

Mirror Image

"It's the extra elbow grease," writes John Rippinger of Schaumburg, Illinois, "that makes the P-51D Dixie Boy look so good." (John picked up this little tip at this year's Sun 'n Fun Fly-In.)

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Used with permission of Lidia Nonn

No Go

Everyone agrees that emoticons are overused in today's electronic communication but we'll confess, the very first thing that cross our mind on viewing this photo from Appleton, Wisconsin's Lidia Nonn was this:


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Used with permission of Larry Tatsch

"I'm NOT Impressed"

Unwritten rule of "POTW" submissions: You can never go wrong when contrasting two airborne wonders. Larry Tatsch of Ringoes, New Jersey knows that, and he brought his this excellent shot from the Atlantic City (NJ) Air Show last week.

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Used with permission of Tom Neale

F-18 Super Hornet Just Below Mach 1.0

Tom Neale of Danville, California flies us out with a shot captured during a practice session at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page and there are some good ones this week, so make with the clicking, O.K.?

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.