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.


Put down that wrench/newspaper/cup of coffee and join us as we check out the latest stack of eye-popping photos from your fellow AVweb readers.

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Used with permission of Stephen Koewler

F-15E Strike Eagle After the 2009 California Capital Air Show

Stephen Koewler of Sacramento, California sent us a bevy of great photos, but this is the one we couldn’t take our eyes off of.

(Want to see more? Head over to the AVweb home page when you’re done here and check out another photo from Stephen, as well as some really spectacular shots we couldn’t squeeze in here by press time.)

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copyright Eric Cobb
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Landing Like a Bird

Eric Cobb of Santa Ynez, California tells us the pilot managed to walk away from this unorthodox landing unhurt. While the land is clearly posted No Trespassing, we imagine the owner understood this was a unique circumstance.

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copyright John Rippinger
Used with permission

Mix Master

How did this T-34 lay claim to such a sweet parking spot (under the wing of Fat Albert!) at the 2008 Chicago Air and Water Show? According to Schaumburg, Illinois’s John Rippinger, the owner somehow convinced the C-130’s USMC crew to share the spotlight with him.

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copyright Douglas Garrou
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Shelter from the Storm

"[This] glass-roofed building near Wilmington, Delaware looked awfully warm in the wake of the recent blizzard," writes Doug Garrou of Richmond, Virginia.

(Doug wasn’t the only reader to send us snow-covered photos of his flying adventures during the Great White-Out of 2010. For a couple of others we really wish we could’ve shared here, be sure to check out that slideshow on the home page we’re always carrying on about.)

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Used with permission of Greg Custer

Last Flight of the Day (Why Does It Have to Get Dark?)

That’s the question put to us by Greg Custer of Auburn, Alabama – and for once we can be the bearer of good news: Daylight saving time in the U.S. will push sunset back an hour in just three weeks, Greg!

You know that slideshow on home page that we’ve already mentioned twice? It’s a good one this week. (Really. Here’s just one of the pics you’re missing if you don’t check it out.)

Oh, and don’t forget to click here and 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.