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 the 2007 NBAA Convention in full swing as we typethis, we were a little worried that “Picture of the Week” submissionswould drop off this week – but, much to our delight, they actually picked up while we’ve been at the show! And since we’re a bitcrunched for time, let’s dive right in.

But first, a quick update on last week’s “POTW”: Eagle-eyed AVweb reader Kevin Kearney pointsout that the “Aluminum Overcast” in last week’s topphoto was actuallythe Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 Yankee Lady “participating in anevent at TEB on 9/15 and 9/16.” Good call, Kevin – and thanks forthe correction!

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Used with permission of Tolga Ercan

Pylon Down!

We start off with a Red Bull Air Racer doing the very thing we askingMichael Goulian about in this week’sexclusive AVweb video – namely, hitting one of thosehard-to-miss pylons at the air race – courtesy of Tolga Ercan from Santa Monica, California.

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Used with permission of Matthew Walker

Survival Training

Matthew Walker of Tallahassee,Florida shot this week’s close-runner-up “during multijurisdictional lawenforcement aviation open-water survival training.”

Think about that for a second: The man almost won our weekly “POTW”contest while he was completing a grueling survival training course.

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Used with permission of Barry Blumquist

Half-Critical to Flying Safety?!

Apologies to the U.S. Post Office, but how could we not run thisimage? Barry Blumquist ofWinston-Salem, North Carolina writes, “I sure am glad we have electronicnotification means for ADs!”

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Used with permission of Earl MacPherson

Reflection After Flight

Earl MacPherson of Pennsville, NewJersey serves up the one images we can’t take our eyes off of this week… .

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Used with permission of Gerald Benson

Oklahoma Sunset

Our almost-obligatory sunset sign-off comes from Gerald Benson of Alva, Oklahoma this week and features pilot Kyle Franklin calling it a day after practicing routines for the Oklahoma Festival of Flight.

Big thanks to everyone who made time to submit pictures this week. There’ll be more to see in the “POTW” slideshow on AVweb‘shome page late in the day Thursday.

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.