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.


It’s our last installment of “POTW” for 2007, and AVweb readers didn’t let us down this week. It seems some ofyou are using the holidays to sort through your airplane photos andsubmit a few to good old AVweb. (Talk about holiday cheer!)

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copyright Gary L. Jones
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You Cannot Hide!

Gary L. Jones of Clovis, New Mexicois a frequent contributor to our weekly contests, but (until now) hisname had never shown up in our top spot. Funny enough, the photoearning Gary a long-overdue AVweb cap is one he shot over 20years ago, “during a takeoff from RAF Mildenhall” in the U.K.

Thanks for digging through the album, Gary!

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copyright Michael J. Gallagher
Used with permission


Another regular submitter, Michael J. Gallagherof Peoria, Illinois gave Gary a run for his money this week. Thisshot of Steve Jones bursting a pylon at the Red Bull Air Races came in avery close second – but it’ll show up as desktop wallpaper on thecomputers in our office a little later in the week.

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copyright Tomas Thomas
Used with permission

Wisconsin State Capitol

Tom Thomas of Madison (duh!),Wisconsin snapped this “while being vectored for final approach … atthe Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). The Capitol building,” Tom tellsus, “is about three nautical miles south-southwest of the airport.”

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copyright Andrew L. Kocher
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Winter Blues

Andrew Kocher of Beaver Falls,Pennsylvania gave us the chills in a series of wintry photos submittedto this week’s contest. (This almost-eerie shot was our favorite.)

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Used with permission of Michael Schmidt

Precious Cargo

Michael Schmidt of Orlando, Florida tells us “17-month-old Charlie is very comfortable flying, with required gear – Bose headset, flight jacket, [and] Gerber Binki.” (Didn’t we read in Aviation Consumer that those things prevent hypoxia? No? Well, what’s a harmless little pacifier-sales-boosting rumor among friends….)

Send us your photos here!

Want to see more reader-submitted shots? There’s always a fewsurprises in the slideshow on our home page.

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:s:
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.