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.


Putting together a weekly selection of reader-submitted photos can be a demanding job – especially when you have a readership as talented and prolific as AVweb‘s. Once again, we find ourselves forced to choose among top-notch submissions and somehow select one as our “Picture of the Week.”

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Used with permission of Christopher Kosseff

KC-135 Refueling an F-15

Oddly enough, refueling was something of a theme in this week’s submissions. We had three great photos of mid-air refuelings, but this one from Christopher Kosseff of Monroe Township, New Jersey stole our breath and cinched the top spot.

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Used with permission of Suzy Kryzanowicz

Upgrading Your Panel on the Cheap

“Who needs advanced avionics when you have a bobble-head dog and fuzzy dice in cockpit?” asks Suzy Kryzanowicz of Bay City, Michigan. “The dog doubles as a turbulence indicator; if his head is missing, it’s severe turbulence – at least for a Taylorcraft.”

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Used with permission of Alvin Sandoval

Quiet Cuyo Island Airport in Palawan, Philippines

Alvin Sandoval of Cebu, Philippines stopped for a moment on Sunday afternoon trip with the family to snap this idyllic airport in the islands.

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copyright Eric Cobb
Used with permission

Waiting Their Turn

Speaking of “idyllic,” Eric Cobb of Santa Ynez, California has his own entry in that category. No worries, though – as any AVweb reader knows, you can never have too many blue skies.

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Used with permission of Rick Mahoney

AC-130 Gunship Shooting Touch-and-Goes at Brookley Field

Rick Mahoney of Mobile, Alabama know just what to do with those blue skies, too – if you can’t fly ’em, grab your camera and get a few mementos of the day.

We were stretched a little tight at press time this week, but don’t despair. If there are no fresh pics in the “POTW” slideshow on AVweb‘s home page, there will be on Thursday evening. Don’t forget to check back! (And remember that we occasionally get sneaky a slide a few in there during the week….)

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.