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 Jeff Randall

Smart Pilot, Crazy Passenger

Jeff Randall of Abilene, Texas brought this gem back from the Altus Air Force Base Air Show – "Greg Shelton piloting his Stearman, fairly comfortable in the open cockpit, as his wingwalker stares down the rushing earth from the top of the wing." With summer air show fever gripping the AVweb staff, how could we not dub this one "Picture of the Week"?

If you think it’s all downhill from here, though, you’re in for a surprise. This week’s submissions were top-notch, and that meant plenty of competition Jeff had to edge out in order to walk away with an AVweb cap.

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Used with permission of Isaac Adler

Back by Sundown

See what we mean? Isaac Adler of Kalamazoo, Michigan stole our breath away with this shot – and that’s no mean feat in a week where we were bombarded with incredible sunsets. (Don’t believe us? Be sure to check the latest photos in the slideshow on our home page.

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Used with permission of Hans Moser

DA42 at Matterhorn

Some say that a Diamond is just a pretty rock, but that’s hard to defend when confronted with this shot of a DA24 en route from Chambery, France to Altenrhein, Switzerland. Hans Moser of Winterthur, Zurich (Switzerland) captured this bird soaring by trhe Matterhorn and shares the majestic sight with all of us in jet another photo that was oh-so-close to claiming the top spot.

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copyright Gary L. Jones
Used with permission

Piece o’ Cake!

In case your first thought is the same as ours – don’t fret. "The camera angle makes it look tight," writes Gary L. Jones of Clovis, New Mexico, "but there’s lots of room."

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Used with permission of Tom Smith

Before the Storm

Aw, man – choosing this week’s finale pic is hard, too! ("Woe is us," right?)

Tom Smith of Plymouth, Massachusetts serves us in good stead, with this shot of the EAA 133 hangar at Mettetal Airport in Canton.

If you’re like us and want more, you’ll find two dozen rockin’ reader-submitted shots on AVweb‘s home page Thursday morning.

And if you’ve got some photos to share, submit them here. We can’t wait to take a gander!

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.