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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Used with permission of John Wuellner

Bad Timing

John Wuellner of Midland, Georgia nailed it with his suggested caption – but the bad timing of this parasailer at Panama City Beach, Florida and John’s good fortune to snap the photo made this hands-down choice for "Picture of the Week."

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Used with permission of Paul W. M. Oor

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, 1928 – Or Not?

Paul W. M. Oor of Nieuwegein, Utrecht (Netherlands) takes us on a trip through time, explaining that our "Sleeping Beauty," Doornroosje, "is awakened again for a flight departing in front of the 1928 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station building replica in the Aviodrome Museum in Lelystad."

Since we still haven’t been able to get our time machine working, we’re adding the airport replica at Lelystad to our travel wish list!

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copyright Xavier Marshall
Used with permission

Baring It All

Xavier Marshall of Carson, California strips down this T-6 as she’s prepped for a fresh coat of paint. The result is a view you don’t get to enjoy every day down at the hangar.

UPDATE: Yes, we originally identified her as a BT-13 Valiant, but that’s because Xavier had photos of both a T-6 and a BT-13 in the submission process, but the comments got matched to the wrong photos when submitting them. Thanks to the keen-eyed reader identifying himself as Edsel Ford for spotting the retractable gear and letting us know about the error!

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Used with permission of George Kovacevic

Monument Valley Dusk

George Kovacevic of Jamul, California knows how to travel – and how to record it for posterity. John Ford would be proud.

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copyright Blair McFarlain
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Father and Son Heading Home

Blair McFarlain of Houston, Texas says goodbye for this week with a shot he took at the Ranger (Texas) Fly-In.

Join us in seven days for a fresh batch of reader-submitted photos – assuming, of course, that you keep ’em coming.

And if you’re craving more, head over to AVweb‘s home page and scroll down about 1/3 of the page to view our slideshow, which is jam-packed with bonus photos we couldn’t squeeze in here by press time. (Including this gorgeous shot that’s just begging to be your desktop wallpaper for a day or two.)

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.