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.


As you might expect, reader submissions to our weekly photo cornucopia dropped a little bit over the week of Thanksgiving – but don’t panic. We’ve still got plenty of terrific shots to make your eyes bug out of your head today.

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copyright William Derrickson / TarmacPhotos.com
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C-17 Arrival at Dayton International Airport

William Derrickson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kicks things off with a simply incredible shot that begged to be this week’s top photo.

Before anyone asks: Yes, William did some post-production work here, compositing several different exposures into one image with super high-contrast colors. In our opinion, this is the digital equivalent of being a master of chemical developing from the old days – but maybe you disagree. If so, feel free to drop us a line and let us know.

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Used with permission of Dave Oberg

Summer at Crescent Lake

Dave Oberg of Anchorage, Alaska captured the U.S. Forest Service taking a break from their duties on Crescent Lake, Kenai Peninsula back during the summer months. We think it’s safe to add Alaskan Forestry Service pilot to your list of dream jobs.

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copyright Ryan Grantonic
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L-4 Grasshopper

Ryan Grantonic of Dayton, Ohio turns a final approach into sheer poetry.

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Used with permission of
Dominic Mark Nicolai

Flight of Color

Dominic Mark Nicolai of Portage, Michigan brings the orange and yellow in this shot of "a Western Michigan University Cirrus SR20 on the ramp at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, Michigan."

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Used with permission of Timothy O’Connor

"You Just Never Known What Ohio People Will Have in a Backyard Shed …"

We sign off this week with a photo from Timothy O’Connor of Batavia, Ohio that speaks for itself. (You may need to click through and see the the large-size version.)

Even though it was a light week, there are still some not-to-be-missed photos in this week’s bonus slideshow on AVweb‘s home page!

Click here to submit your own photos to “POTW.” Think of it as a way to give back to your fellow AVweb readers (and keep AVweb staff awake in front of their computer monitors).

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.