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.


As we mentioned Thursday, a time crunch kept us from serving up last week's batch of reader-submitted photos. Not to worry, though we've got them all here, and, as usual, you'll find even more rockin' bonus pics in the slideshow on AVweb's home page.

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Used with permission of Gary Landgraf

Flying Scooter

We can just hear the anti-pet contingent among "POTW" fans complaining that this feature has gone to the dogs and now, strangely enough, we can hear the anti-pun segment of readers groaning. But that didn't stop us from making Scooter the star of the show this time around. It's tough to tell whether our one-size-fits-all prize hat will actually shade this good boy's eyes, but maybe submitter Gary Landgraf of Brentwood, California can put a quality ball cap to good use if Scoot can't.

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Used with permission of Donald Tiso

Mirror Image

Donald Tiso of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) captured the Red Arrows mid-crossover during their appearance at the RAF Leuchers Air Show.

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copyright Stan Lindholm
Used with permission

"I'm Sure We Parked Around Here Somewhere ..."

"Every year, the kids 'decorate' an airplane with TP" at the MAAC Fly-In (in Brodhead, Wisconsin). Stan Lindholm of Westlake, Ohio insists it's "considered an honor to be the victim!" We're curious to see if Stan will feel the same next year when it's his bird under all that Cottonelle. (Er, just to be clear: AVweb is in no way affiliated with the papering of classic biplanes.)

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copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission

Matt Younkin's Twin Beech 18

"Matt Younkin does a graceful slow roll in his big Twin Beech 18 at AirVenture 2010" and Madison, Wisconsin's Gary Dikkers was there to catch him in the act.

(Psst this makes a great desktop wallpaper!)

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copyright James M. Payne
Used with permission

Small Airports Are All the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

James M. Payne of Grand Blanc, Michigan serves up a great sign-off photo for this week. (If you're wondering where this particular pot o' gold can be found, James tells us it's the Flushing Dalton Airport.)

You'll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. Don't miss 'em it's a good crop!

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.