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.


We’re a little pressed for time at “POTW” headquarters this week, so we’ll dive right in and barrel through a few top-notch photos. (Maybe a little vicarious sunshine and fresh air will help us power through a beefy workload, eh?)

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Used with permission of Charles Peterson

Boys’ Hang-Out

In a week where green grass and sunny skies dominated the “POTW” submissions, Charles Peterson of Jubcos, Puerto Rico gave us our favorite taste of spring fever. Watch your mailbox for a brand-new AVweb cap, Charles. (It’ll keep the sun off your head the next time you boys get together.)

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Used with permission of Thomas Auerbach

Grumman Tiger(s)

Thomas Auerbach of Ponca City, Oklahoma snapped this one at the October ’02 Ponca City Aviation Booster Club Fly-In Breakfast. “About 400 breakfasts were served,” Thomas writes.

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copyright Michael J. Gallagher
Used with permission

Jenny Forsythe Takes a Walk with Bob Essel

Michael J. Gallagher of Peoria, Illinois is living the dream. Not only does he get plenty of the aforementioned fresh air and sunshine, but he also hangs out with cool cats like Bob Essel and wing-walker Jenny Forsythe. (Photo plane flown by Greg Koontz.)

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Used with permission of Tobias Meyer

Prepare for Take-Off

Tobias Meyer of Heidenheim, Germany got this incredible photo just after a patient was delivered to the local clinic. We’re not quite sure whether it was taken at dusk or the wee hours of the morning – but it makes us long for a cup of coffee and a newspaper, we’re going with the morning.

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Used with permission of James Shelton

Holding Pattern

James Shelton of Independence, Missouri calls this shot a “great wallpaper for the technically inclined,” and we couldn’t agree more. Anticipating a flood of What’s that?s – the first was from us – James explains that it’s “the left side of a [Pratt & Whitney] J-58 engine, as used on the SR-71 Blackbird, on display at the Virginia Aviation Museum.”

A quick note for submitters: If you’ve got severalphotos that you feel are “POTW” material, your best bet is to submitthem one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeingprint on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier onus, too. 😉

A Reminder About Copyrights:
Please take a moment to consider thesource 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 indeedauthorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you’re uncertain,consult thePOTWRules ororsend us an e-mail.