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."

Want to see your photos featured? Submit them 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.  😉


This week’s "POTW" submissions started out gloomy and overcast, but the weather in your photos gradually brightened – even as storm clouds piled up outside out window.  Rain is headed up the East Coast as we write this, but at least we’ve got a few sunny, perfect summer days to pine over, thanks to our latest batch of reader-submitted photos.

Remember:  It takes more pictures than ever to fill up our expanded "POTW" slideshow on the home page!  We can only share ’em if you do, so please –keep submitting your photos!

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Used with permission of Stephen Foster

Sunrise at the Wings of Carolina Flying Club

As much as we love action, adventure, and a cool airplane shape, nothing beats the perfect balance of color and atmosphere – a balance that drove this photo from Cary, North Carolina’s Stephen Foster to the top of the stack this week.

As this week’s "POTW" winner, Stephen will receive a handy (and not-too-bad-looking) AVweb baseball cap in the mail.  Plus, his photo will be seen by everyone who wanders past the office this week, since we’ve made it our new desktop wallpaper.


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copyright Donald Reid
Used with permission

After the Morning Shower …

Speaking of the transition from rain to shine:

Donald Reid of Bumpass, Virginia snapped this photo on a rainy Sunday morning at the Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In last October.  "Beautiful clouds and damp planes" left in the wake of the shower made great subjects for Donald and his camera.


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Used with permission of Terry J. Wallace

Rainbow over East Bay

If "Here Comes the Sun" is the unofficial anthem of this installment of "POTW," then Terry Wallace of Sacramento, California provides the perfect coda to this week’s submissions.  This shot of what Terry calls "a pretty intense rainbow" might be one of the best aerial rainbow shots we’ve ever received – and we’ve seen quite a few!

Big thanks to Terry, Donald, Stephen, and everyone else who submitted this week.  To see more pictures (over a dozen more!), don’t forgot to visit the AVweb home page – where you’ll also snippets and links to all our stories from this past week.

To enter next week’s contest, click here.

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.