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.


Once again, it’s time to harvest the fruits of our eagle-eyed readership – and this week’s crop is outstanding! We’ve got as many photos as we can bear to look at, and we’re thrilled to share them with the rest of you. Let’s dig in!

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Used with permission of Julie Brooks

What a Sight!

Julie Brooks of Flushing Michigan gets us started with a simple (but elegant) composition that she noticed purely by chance while looking down at the Linden Airport runway.

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copyright Mark Carlisle
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"Labor of Love"

The title speaks for itself when it comes to this submission from Mark Carlisle of Damascus, Maryland. (We’ve already set its as our desktop wallpaper!)

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Used with permission of Richard Page

Misty Scottish Morning on the Hotel Pad

No, it’s not your imagination – there really is a helicopter following us. (He’s hiding in the bushes!) Richard Page of Burlington, Ontario (Canada) snapped this gorgeous scenery (and sneaky AS355 TwinStar) while vacationing in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "A departing hotel guest was doing power checks … prior to liftoff" explained Page.

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Used with permission
of Timothy J. Foulkes

Tomahawk Glory

A little color balancing in a photo application brings out the startling natural beauty of this mystery craft. The shot was taken from the vent window of a C-GSJF Piper Tomahawk by Timothy J. Foulkes of Bayside, New Brunswick (Canada). (The shoreline we see here, Timothy tells us, is the coast of Maine.)

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copyright Daniel Valovich
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Quiet Moment on Pelican Lake

Randy Jenson of Fargo, North Dakota signs off this week’s edition of "Picture of the Week" with a theme we saw plenty of this week – lakes.

Want more lakes? We’ve got a few – plus some amazing skylines, formation flying, ultralights, antique airplanes, and even one very sleepy passenger – in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page. Don’t miss ’em!

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

(No, seriously – click and send ’em, folks!)

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.