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 dancing a jig at “POTW” HQ this week, as readersubmissions have topped well over 100 for the third week in a row.But, since we’ve got a lot of ground to cover, it has a to be a fastjig!

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copyright Lee Hogan
Used with permission

Flying and Football

Lee Hogan of Addison, Illinoisscores the winning field goal by combining two great tastes that gogreat together – at least during autumn in the U.S. Lee tells usthis was part of a 3-plane fly-over of T-34s from Lima Lima during thehalftime show at Marmion Academy’s homecoming game. Now that‘swhat we call a show!

Lee, watch your mailbox for a well-earned AVweb cap – winging itsway to you in the next couple of days!

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copyright Don Thun
Used with permission

GML Sunblocker

Speaking of fun, air demonstrations, and professional aerobatics, here’sthe Aeroshell Team doing their “blowing stuff up” magic at the recentGathering of Mustangs and Legends in Columbus, Ohio.

Don Thun of Topeka, Kansas was onhand to capture the magic. (Aswere some of us, Don – and the rest wish we could’ve gone!)

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Used with permission of Andrew Edgerton

Two of a Kind

Andrew Edgerton (of Arlington,Virginia) thought it might be fun to photograph two tenants ofMaryland’s Gortner Airport hangars together. The li’l fella is anRC model that regularly flies the strip, and his brother is a 1946 PiperCub belonging to Andrew’s father than “looks like it just rolled off theassembly line in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania … and flies even better.”

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Used with permission of Bernie Reed

All Iced Up and Nowhere to Go!

No airplane too large or too small, too next-gen or too low-tech, to beaffected by icy conditions. Bernie Reedof Holdredge, Nebraska took this photo during a weeklong power outagecaused by the ice.

(A whole week without AVweb access, Bernie? Yikes!)

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Used with permission of Norm Frakes

Starting Young

Norm Frakes of Mazomanie, Wisconsin (already on the list of places we should learn how to officially pronounce before we embarrass ourselves publicly one day) writes, “My son started flying with me at five years old; now his son is beginning at 16 months – and already seems to love flying.”

We’ll see you back here next week. In the meantime, please remember to submit your photos.

To enter next week’s contest,click 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: 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.