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 wint’ry weather, twinkly lights, and holiday cheerall around us, nothing made us happier than finding an electronicsubmission box stuffed to overflowing with holiday-themed photos thisweek. Since this is our last chance to share the seasonal cheer,here are some of our favorites from AVweb readers.

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copyright Charles P. Owen
Used with permission

Merry Christmas

Charlie Owen‘s photo – “taken onLake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska at night in freezing fog with 1/4-milevisibility” – would make the perfect pilot’s postcard.

There’s nothing we could say that would sum it up better, so – fromCharlie via AVweb – season’s greetings to you all!

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Used with permission of Thomas L. Rudolf

Santa’a Arrival

Thomas L. Rudolf of Middletown, Ohioexplains that this particular light display can be found in a city parkby Middletown’s Hook Field (MWO). “Appropriately,” writes Thomas,”Santa has arrived by helicopter.”

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copyright Piotr Kulczakowicz
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Santa at t TGI

Yep, the big man in the red suit showed up a few times in this week’sbatch of photos. He looks a little overdressed at Virginia’sTangier Island Airport (TGI), but in the spirit of the season, he stillmade time to pose for Piotr Kulczakowiczof Chevy Chase, Maryland.

(For the record, Santa seems to own quite a few Cessnas andhelicopters, but he didn’t show up in any ultralights this year.)

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Used with permission of Trevor Kudrna

Arctic Landing

Trevor Kudrna of Anchorage, Alaskaserves up a winter wonderland (and an off-the-beaten-path location for alanding). No Santas, twinkling lights, or religious symbols here -but tell us you wouldn’t love string a few blue-and-white lights onthose snow-capped trees, eh?

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Used with permission of Lidia Nonn

Smooth Landing … Still Sleeping

Lidia Nonn‘s niece Molly has the right idea here. With Santa on the way – do we hear rotors on the rooftop? – it’s time for all good little AVwebbers to tuck themselves into bed.

(Before you don your kerchiefs and nightcaps, though, be sure to check out the slideshow on our home page for more reader-submitted photos.)

Send us your photos here!

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.