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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copyright John King
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Spatial Disorientation

We’ve seen some simple-but-amazing air-to-air photographs in our day – but this week’s top shot from John King of Auckland, New Zealand takes the cake. ‘Tain’t PhotoShoppery that’s turned the world upside-down here, but rather pilot (and TV weatherman) Jim Hickey "looping his Yak-52 beside 8,261-foot Mt. Egmont/Taranaki."

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copyright Scott Biser
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Yankin’ & Bankin’

"This is what fun flying is all about!" writes Scott Biser of Cincinnati, Ohio. That’s Matt Novotney in his Dominator gyroplane at the Popular Rotorcraft Association Convention in Mentone, Indiana. According to Scott, "Matt loves to fly in just about any attitude except straight and level."

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Used with permission of Paul Anderson

Summer Flying in Barrow, Alaska

As much fun as we have in the lower 48, Paul Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska took a moment to remind us that not everyone in the world is enjoying blue skies and warm temps. In case you didn’t notice at first glance, that’s Arctic ice creeping up on this float plane in the employ of the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Used with permission of Ryan Hayes

Busy Day at the Nut Tree

Ryan Hayes of Denver, Colorado has called it correctly – that’s an active patch of tarmac. Looks like fun, though.

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copyright Kenny Brown
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Better than a Tree House, Any Day

Kenny Brown of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee who built his grandson Breyer (pictured) "a backyard space shuttle." While it seemed like a good idea to Kenny (who "didn’t have a tree big enough to build a tree house"), we have a feeling the regret may kick in when all the neighborhood kids start asking for their own shuttles. Unless, of course, he planned to pick up a second job … .

You’ll find more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page. Don’t 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.