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.


The good times roll on at the world headquarters of AVweb‘s gawking division. Keep sending us those photos from Oshkosh (and elsewhere), because our appetite for airplane pictures in insatiable!

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Used with permission of James Maher

Hangin’ in There

No offense to those who prefer the more popular kitten-in-a-tree theme, but James Maher of Milford, Connecticut has an inspirational image that’s more our speed – a powered parachute flight at dusk, snapped during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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copyright Gary Dikkers
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Comin’ Right at Ya!

Duck! It’s Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes doing their nail-biting wing-walking act at AirVenture, courtesy of Madison, Wisconsin’s favorite shutterbug, Gary Dikkers.

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Used with permission of Gini Shilt

"The Older I Get …"

As one of this week’s submitters pointed out in his or her comments, the people at AirVenture often make for photos just as memorable as the airplanes. Gini Shilt of El Dorado Springs, Missouri proves that true, as does Milton Clary of Fairfax, Virginia, whose photo is featured (along with a bunch of others) in this week’s home page slideshow.

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copyright Silvio Refondini
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MIL Mi-26T, Switzerland (July ’09)

We keep finding the name Silvio Refondini (of Lausanne, Vaud Suisse, Switzerland) attached to submissions that end up doing time as desktop wallpaper here in the luxurious corner office of "POTW." Maybe it’s time you added one of Mr. Refondini’s shots to your desktop, eh?

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copyright Rob Bach
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We kicked off this installment with an AirVenture photo at dusk, and that’s how we’re going to close up shop for the week. Rob Bach of Burlington, Wisconsin provides this Travel Air 4000 from the barnstormers’ area at the show.

(Silvio, buddy, you’ll be lucky if that Mi-26 makes it through the day as our desktop image … .)

By now, surely you know where to find even more "POTW" goodies. (Just scroll down the blue column ’til you see ’em.)

And 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.