Picture of the Week


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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."


Once again, our electronic mailbag is full to overflowing with reader-submitted photos of planes, airports, pilots, passengers, gliders, RC gizmos, and pretty much anything else that you could get off the ground and into the air.

We want to see your photos, too! Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.  The top winner each week receives and an AVweb baseball cap and the google-eyed adoration of hundreds of thousands of web surfers.

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copyright Donald Reid
Used with permission

Early Sunday Morning

Donald Reid of Bumpass, Virginia has submitted photos to us before, but this serene (if damp) morning photo from last year’s 10th Annual Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In makes him an official "POTW" Contest winner.  Thanks, Don – watch your mailbox for a hat package in the next few days!


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Used with permission of Roy Uchman

Let’s Go Have Some Fun!

Roy Uchman of Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) gave this week’s winner a run for the cap.  In fact, the competition was so close – and Roy submitted so many gorgeous aerial photos in addition to this one – that we’re going to send him a cap, too!  (We like to do that kind of thing once in a while.)

(Although this is a good opportunity to remind our submitters:  If you have multiple photos, you really do stand a better chance of getting into the top spots if you submit only one photo per week.  Otherwise, you’re competing against yourself and wedging out photos that we might be able to run if you send them in later.)


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Used with permission of Chris Moon

Made in the Shade

Chris Moon of Brampton, Ontario (Canada) writes, "This lone Cherokee became a popular shady spot on a hot February afternoon in Cromwell, New Zealand."

Ahh, the lazy, wonderful summer afternoons of airport sheep – !


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copyright Capt. Trig Johnston
Used with permission of Gary Hockensmith

DC6 Awaiting Trip Assignment in the Arizona Desert

Oh, and lest we forget, here’s a great desktop wallpaper culled from this week’s submissions, courtesy of Abilene, Texas nativeGary R. Hockensmith and shot by Captain Trig Johnston.  Enjoy!

Want more?  Cruise over to AVweb‘s home page and check out lots more photos in our "POTW" slideshow!

To enter next week’s contest, click here.

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 thePOTW Rules orsend us an e-mail.