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 Anthony Nasr

Candlelight Dinner for Two

Picking a top photo was especially tough this week, but how could we resist this quiet moment from Anthony Nasr of Chico, California? The Watsonville (CA) Fly-In and Air Show was "the first fly-in-and-camp-out experience for us," writes Anthony and if Anthony will forgive the pun, it looks as if at least one evening was picture-perfect.

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copyright Buck Wyndham
Used with permission

Only at Oshkosh

Did you think we were exaggerating about how tough it was to pick a winner this week?

We absolutely adore this shot from Buck Wyndham of Poplar Grove, Illinois, who writes, "This (very) early-morning scene at Pioneer Airport next to the EAA Museum once again proves that there are just some things you'll only see at Oshkosh."

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Used with permission of Paul W. M. Oor

Who's Teaching Who?

Speaking of air shows, Paul W. M. Oor of Nieuwegein, Utrecht (the Netherlands) seems to get around to his share of events during the summer. His latest contribution brought a few smiles to "POTW" HQ. And Paul's description, "a young glider pilot explains modern technology to WWII crews," was a pitch-perfect fit to the aviation-themed SyFy movie of the week we were already scripting in our heads ... .

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Used with permission of Jeffery Michael

Birds in the Corn

Are they giving away photography lessons in Illinois or something? The state was especially well-represented in this week's batch of photo submissions. Jeffery Michael of Marquette Heights snapped this row of biplanes at the Galesburg (IL) Stearman Fly-In last week.

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copyright Charles P. Owen
Used with permission

Hey, There Is an Airplane in the Picture!

"I had to wait and hope this young buck would stay in position until the FedEx plane lined up for the shot," writes Charles P. Owen of Havana, Kansas. "The photo was taken on the edge of the Tex Consolver golf course and the Pawnee Prairie Park, which borders the west side of the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport."

That's right, kiddos: There are people in the world who can golf, take photos, observe wildlife, and fly the pattern without ever getting in a car. Somebody needs to get the Wichita tourism board on the phone and start printing brochures.

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. And they're pretty good, too, so you don't wanna 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.