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.


"Picture of the Week" submissions dipped a bit over the past few days, but the quality has thankfully remained high. Good for our eyes, but bad for our brains, as it means we have to make those oh-so-tough choices of which photos get featured here, which are showcased in our home page slideshow, and which only get airtime on our desktop monitors. To get in on next week’s fun, click here and submit your own photos. We’ll be looking for ’em!

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Used with permission of Michael Hays

Kenmore Air DeHavilland Beaver

Michael Hays of Vero Beach, Florida hammered us with great photo submissions this week – but it was his tall and elegant portrait of this Beaver getting pulled out of the water that nailed down his spot as "POTW" winner.

(You need to click through and view the large image to get the full effect here.)


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copyright Daniel Valovich
Used with permission

Collision Avoidance

It’s always a pleasure to find a shot or two from Hot Springs, Arkansas’s favorite son Daniel Valovich in our submission box! This week, Mr. V serves up a little aerial action.


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copyright Keith DeLong
Used with permission


Speaking of "aerial action," here’s a little something from Keith DeLong of Freeland, Michigan. Take that, Valovich!

(Funny enough, this is the very same spot where we ran that kicking widescreen desktop wallpaper from Yinjie Zhang last week – and Keith’s pic looks pretty awesome on our 1440×900 monitor!)


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copyright Brandon Wren
Used with permission

A Break from Tree-Trimming

"The famous tree-trimming helicopter was taking a well-deserved break … this past weekend," writes Brandon Wren of Lima, Ohio. Taking advantage of the down time, Brandon "took a self-guided tour around the ten 2′ blades and 75’+ of boom," and obviously thought Man, I’ll bet those guys from AVweb would love this!

(He was right.)


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Used with permission
of Kevin B. Torman

Gives New Meaning to "Remanufactured" …

So what do you do with your DC-3 when she’s finally ready to have her logbook closed? Maybe you donate her parts to a wine counter in Franschoek, South Africa – like this one Paul Kruger of Old Oak (Western Cape) photographed for us.


More Reader-Submitted Photos
… are found, as usual, in the the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page. Head on over there!

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.