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.


Looks like our readers have been busy this week! Our submission box was a little lighter this go-around than it has been in previous weeks, so perhaps that’s a sign that clear skies are warm weather are calling our readers away from the computer and out for a little afternoon flying.

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Used with permission of Carl B. Jordan

Well-Dressed Flight Instructor, 1927

83 years after the photo was taken, this sharp-looking CFI – A. E. Rigney by name – takes top prize in our weekly photo contest. Carl B. Jordan of Port Charlotte, Florida dug this one out of his personal archive and tells us Mr. Rigney is posing in front of the same Curtiss Jenny in which Carl’s father made his first solo flight, at the Johnson Flying School in Dayton, Ohio. "Dad retired out of B-707s," writes Carl, "so he literally went from Jennys to jets."

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Used with permission of Isaac Adler

182 Leaving Sugar Loaf Shores Airport

"Just off the runway" was a popular theme in this batch of "POTW" entries – but our favorite was this simple Cessna getting her journey underway, courtesy of Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Isaac Adler.

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copyright Garrett Nievin
Used with permission

Oshkosh Evening

We’d recognize that tower anywhere! Powered parachutes descend on AirVenture at dusk last summer, and Garrett Nievin of Ashburn, Virginia was there to capture them.

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copyright Frank Oliveira
Used with permission

Gear Up

Frank Oliveira of Pawtucket, Rhode Island had a little time for reflection on his journey from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket. Just goes to prove that a camera can provide many worthwhile ways to pass the time – for you and your friends at AVweb.

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copyright Gilbert Benzonana
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Back from the Sky, the Earth Is Low

Gilbert Benzonana of Grand-Lancy, Geneva (Switzerland) has submitted dozens of great photos to "POTW" over the last year or so, but this has to be one of our favorites. You can almost smell the crisp air of early evening!

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.