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.


Submissions to our weekly showcase for reader photos dropped off just a tiny bit this week – but don’t worry; we’ve still got plenty of incredible shots from all around the globe to share, courtesy of your fellow AVweb readers. By now, you know the routine: Grab a fresh cup of coffee and take the next few minutes for yourself – it’s “POTW” time!

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copyright Mikko Maliniemi
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Blue Moment

“Sometimes all the aspects of a memorable photo shoot just come together,” writes this week’s top photographer, Mikko Maliniemi of Kuopio, Finland. “We had been hunting for the last few rays of the sun for an hour in between the surrounding 6/8 clouds, when, on our way back home, we ran into something beautiful. Just before the home airfield, this unforgettable blue view opened up to us from behind a big CB cloud we had to circle around.”

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Used with permission of Ryan Grantonic

Duncan Flybaby

Ryan Grantonic of Dayton, Ohio goes to the other send of the spectrum and serves up some warm tones that are even now adding a bit of life to the old AVweb desktop.

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copyright Jud Phillips
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Game Day at Downtown Island

Jud Phillips of Nashville, Tennessee knows how to pass the time. “While my charter customer was at the game watching Tennessee get tromped by Auburn,” writes Jud, “I was having more fun taking pictures.”

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Used with permission of Gerry Binnema

On Tow

Gerry Binnema of Aldergrove, British Columbia (Canada) snapped this great photo “from a Grob 103 glider” while Gerry was riding along with a student from his glider club in Hope, BC, “where the Fraser Canyon becomes the Fraser Valley.”

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copyright Daniel Valovich
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Hot Air Balloon Glow

Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, Arkansas handles this week’s sign-off, brining us a lovely image from the Legends Balloon Rally.

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.