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.


We’re gearing up for EAA AirVenture even as we prepare this week’s edition of "POTW" – and so, apparently, are many of you! If you’re coming to Oshkosh, we look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again) at the show. And if you’re not, you can keep the home fires burning by submitting a few photos for possible inclusion in our post-AirVenture edition. (As is traditional, "POTW" will be on hiatus next week as we bring you the sights and sounds of Oshkosh.)

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Used with permission of Paul Thomson

Next Stop: OSH!

Speaking of AirVenture, it looks like Paul Thomson of Overland Park, Kansas is already on the way. See you in a couple of days, Paul!

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copyright James M. Payne
Used with permission

Blue Angels – Rain or Shine!

James M. Payne of Grand Blanc, Michigan took this photo at Thunder Over Michigan, but it’s just as evocative of Oshkosh. James notes that he "got tired of shooting around this umbrella" and decided to "include it in a couple of shots." We think the contrast of storm clouds with the Angels is brilliant!

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copyright David Broach
Used with permission of Nick Myers

C-140 at Home on the Dirt!

Nick Myers of Queen Creek, Arizona submitted this great low-angle shot on behalf of David Broach, who was making his first GA flight.

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copyright Michael Ossipov
Used with permission

F-4 Phantom

Michael Ossipov of Tucson, Arizona snapped this F-4 practicing for Heritage Days at Davis-Montham Air Force Base back in April.

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Used with permission of Bill Rackley

How High Can You Go?

Bill Rackley of Grand Island, Florida sees us off this week with a shot from his brother Jon, who captured this 737 and what Bill identifies as a Parkzone Radian powered remote-control glider.

As usual, you’ll find even more reader-submitted photos in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page.

Click here to submit your own photos to “POTW.”

And don’t forget that we’ll be on hiatus next week, with "POTW" returning the week following AirVenture.

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.