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.


So the weather turns nice for a day or two and you all run off to fly your airplanes and prepare for all the June air shows, eh? No more time to submit photos to the old "Picture of the Week" contest with AeroExpo London just around the corner! We understand – and we won’t cast stones. But if you feel compelled to share a few photos out of pity, well – we won’t complain.

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Used with permission of Pete Ouellette

Morning Rain and Sun ‘n Fun ’04

Pete Ouellette of Easthampton, Massachusetts snapped this week’s winning shot "after an early morning rain" at Sun ‘n Fun. And he wisely held onto it for five years – which means he can move a few precious dollars out of his summer hat budget and put ’em toward his next $100 hamburger.

Wise move, Pete – we’ll be getting an AVweb ball cap in the mail to you post-haste.

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Used with permission of Ken Miller

Cedar Island Lighthouse, Long Island

One theme that hasn’t cropped up much lately (with a few notable exceptions) is "airplanes against the backdrop of interesting locales." Ken Miller of Aquebogue, New York satisifies our craving today with his EZ breezy lighthouse photo.

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Used with permission of Bobbi Thompson

Rainbow Eye

Bobbi Thompson of Airport Business Solutions couldn’t resist sharing this "fun photo taken at our FBO at Midcoast Regional Airport in Atlanta."

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Used with permission of Tom McLaughlin

Hump Phase During Take-Off

Tom McLaughlin of Battle Creek, Michigan has been doing some floatplane training – and has also apparently found a really solid way to mount his camera on the wing, based on some great shots he submitted this week. We had to pick just one to share, and – well, we thought you’d want to see the floats in action.

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copyright Outwardbound Photography
Used with permission of Donald Neuberg

The Great AeroShell "Smoke-Out"

The boys from the AeroShell Team "closed out the Good Neighbor Day Air Show at Peachtree-Dekalb Airport in Altanta with their signature ‘Smoke-Out’" – and Donald Neuberg of LaGrange, Georgia gets a litle extra mileage from it too, using his shot of the performance to cap off this week’s edition of "Picture of the Week."

We hope to have some awesome bonus pics up in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page by the time you read this – but if they’re not there yet, don’t panic. "POTW" headquarters is currently beseiged by thunderstorms, and if the power flickers out, we may save the update for Thursday morning.

One good way to pass the time while you wait is submitting a few of your own photos to “POTW.” (Believe it or not, all the terrific photos you saw today came from readers just like you!)

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.