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.


Our ongoing effort to catch up on "Picture of the Week" brings us to the slow period in recent submissions and a short edition of "POTW" to bridge the gap between today and Thursday.

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copyright Gary Dikkers
Used with permission

Early Morning EAA Seaplane Base, Lake Winnebago

Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin always makes it out to the Seaplane Base during EAA AirVenture and while that always makes us jealous, since we're lucky if we can manage a whirlwind visit in between press conferences and interviews, at least Gary is kind enough to snap some incredible photos. This one earns our latest blue ribbon and leaves us pining for the warm, long afternoons of summer.

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Used with permission of Denton Finley


We get lots of pics of Fifi, but we never get tired of 'em. Here, the B-29 rolls into the Alliance Fort Worth Air Show, courtesy of Denton Finley of Waco, Texas

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Used with permission of Emmet Welch

If Ansel Liked Airplanes

Emmet Welch of Folsom, California transports us to an alternate universe where Mr. Adams was as much a fan of general aviation as of natural landscapes. (Actually, it's just Emmet flexing his photographic muscles while making a stopover on the Coyote Dry Lake Bed in the Nevada desert.)

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Used with permission of Dan Melia

First Airplane Ride!

Dan Melia of Burlington, Colorado didn't tell us this young fella's name but judging by his expression, this could be the first of many flights to come.

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Used with permission of Michael Ward

"Thanks for Taking Me to AirVenture, Grandpa!"

Another pilot-in-training helps us sign off from this catch-up edition of "POTW." Michael Ward of Racine, Wisconsin supplies both the pic (snapped on a cell phone at AirVenture 2010) and the pilot to be.

In case you're wondering what we meant by a "short edition" of "POTW": There are only a few bonus pics up in the slideshow on AVweb's home page. (Mainly because we packed it to the brim last week.) They'll only be up for a couple of days, though, so don't miss 'em!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW." We've just about caught up on our backlog, and that means we could use more of your photos! If you want your holiday-themed photos to appear before December 25, be sure to get them in before next Monday, the 20th!

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.