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.


Time flies when you’re having (Sun ‘n) fun! It seems like just the other day we ran our "pre-show" edition of "Picture of the Week," but now we’re back with our regular Thursday-morning feature. With one difference: We’ll be leaving up the current slideshow for a couple of extra days to give those photos the exposure they deserve. Be sure to check back for more photos on Saturday, when we’ll update the home page with this week’s batch of reader-submitted photos. In the meantime, let’s enjoy this week’s Top Five!

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copyright Zach Lickerman
Used with permission

Wind Sock Indicates: Too Gusty to Fly

This entry from Zach Lickerman of Wildwood, Missouri may be simple, but it’s one of our favorite photos to arrive in the submission box this year. "As you can probably tell," writes Zach, "it had been rather windy that week."

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copyright Ray H. Liles
Used with permission

Smoking in the Night

Ray Liles of West Melbourne, Florida combine light, shadow, and smoke in this incredible shot from the AeroShell Team’s night performance at Sun ‘n Fun. (Which the AVweb team managed to miss yet again!)

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Used with permission of Mark Williamson

Smith Mini Aerobatics Over Virginia

Now here’s an angle you don’t see every day, even among "POTW" submissions! Mark Williamson of Richmond, Virginia had us spinning the image and getting a touch of vertigo – the next best thing to actually being there.

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copyright Outwardbound Photography
Used with permission of Donald Neuberg

F-86 and P-51 TIGHT Formation Pass

Donald Neuberg of LaGrange, Georgia treats us to a truly nail-biting photo from the Alan Henley benefit air show in Jacksonville last week. Seen here are Lee Lauderback and Dale Snodgrass flying (as Mr. N describes it) "a tight formation pass."

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Used with permission of Eric Lawrence

Global Flyer

Eric Lawrence of Salina, Kansas "took this photo just after we finished hanging the Global Flyer in the Udvar-Hazy Center" – and we’ve decided to close this installment of "POTW" with it. (Great shot of the display, Eric!)

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the two dozen awesome photos on AVweb‘s home page in our "POTW" slideshow. We’ll take them down and swap in the newest entries on Saturday morning, so don’t miss your chance to see them.

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.