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.


With everyone making their way back from the holidays, we have a low-key start to 2010. Not to worry, though – we’re certain we can count of AVweb readers to pony up to the submission form and send us lots of great photos over the course of the next week – right?

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copyright Douglas Abbott
Used with permission

Thrush S2R Spray Pattern Test (Project S.A.F.E. Clinic)

Douglas Abbott of Scottsdale, Arizona zooms in low and slow with this week’s top photo. Taken at an Operation S.A.F.E. clinic in Collidge, Arizona, this rig is dropping spray at a rate of 20 gallons per acre.

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Used with permission of Dennis Vanzella

The Beast and the Beauty

Dennis Vanzella of Pambula, New South Wales (Australia) headed down to Frogs Hollow on the South Coast of NSW to bring back these "hangarmates" – Storch and RV-4.

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copyright Gary L. Jones
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"Hold It Off … Hold It Off …"

Gary L. Jones of Clovis, New Mexico adds just a tiny bit of extra pressure to a pilot’s qualification flight, snapping this PZL M-28 preparing to touch down.

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copyright Gary Dikkers
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Three of a Kind

Gary Dikkers of Madison, Wisconsin lines up ’em in frame, just as they were lined up in a row last summer at EAA AirVenture (where he got the shot).

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copyright Pete Howell
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Snoozin’ While Cruisin’

Pete Howell of St. Paul, Minnesota flies Sully the boxer to his new home, courtey of Pilots N Paws. According to Pete, Sully had been starved by his previous owner "for quite a while until the Boxer rescue group could spring him." After being nursed back to health, Sully boarded Pete’s RV-9 and quickly became "the best passenger I have ever had" on the way to his new home.

For Sully’s entire story (and a little taste of what Pilots N Paws arranges for pets like him), click here.

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.