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.


With storms sweeping the country, we’ve spent a lot of time indoors this week. At least our readers have been kind enough to send us a few video clips original photos to brighten our days. Seems the least we can do to return the favor, for all the rest of you who don’t get the pleasure of rifling through our submission boxes.

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copyright Gavin Conroy
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Right Side Up?

This week’s top photo arrived over the information superhighway from veteran submitter Gavin Conroy of Blenheim, Marlborough (New Zealand), and we immediately knew it would be our "Picture of the Week." There’s something fun about a photo you can flip in all directions and still enjoy it!


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copyright Brent L. Boggs
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Breakfast Powered Parachute Fly-In

Likewise, we simply couldn’t pass up this photo from Brent L. Boggs of Haysville, Kansas. Not only did we get a laugh from the parking situation, but we couldn’t help reading Brent’s suggested caption over and over. Were the powered parachutes flying in for breakfast – or was it a breakfast-powered fly-in?


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Used with permission of
James L. Hamilton III

Spring! Short Final to Columbia, CA (O22) Skywagon Fly-In

James L. Hamilton III of Sparks, Nevada serves up a variation on a favorite "POTW" theme: The weather is perfect, and the interior of James’s cockpit makes a perfect frame for his final approach.


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copyright Andrew L. Kocher
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An awesome desktop wallpaper for your computer, courtesy of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania’s Andrew Kocher. (Do yourself a favor and check out the large version.)


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Used with permission of Don Mortensen

What the New GA Fuels Promise to Do!

Don Mortensen of West Jordan, Utah got a laugh from us with his Photoshop tomfoolery – and that’s as good a note to end on as any.

We’ll see you back here next week. In the meantime, why don’t you use one of these rainy afternoons to submit a few photos of you own? (We’d love to see them.)


In the Mood for Another Helping of Reader Photos?
Why not cruise over to AVweb‘s home page and check out the slideshow?

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 thePOTW Rules ororsend us an e-mail.