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.


The run-up to AirVenture has begun! Getting readyfor the big show seems to affect everyone in aviation, including”Picture of the Week” contenders: Only 64 submissions trickled inthis week, but even thought the quantity lagged, quality remained high.In fact, this is the toughest time we’ve had picking which photos wouldmake it into the Thursday issue in the last several months. Ifyou’re not already in the habit of visiting AVweb‘s home pageto view the bonus pictures in our slideshow, this would be a good weekto start. There are plenty of great photos to be found over there.

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copyright Larry Raulston
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In the Light of the Moon

The moon was a recurring motif in many of this week’s submissions.Larry Raulston of Neosho, Missourimade several attempts at catching pilot Kyle Franklin silhouettedagainst the moon before this top-shelf photo caught him bysurprise.

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copyright Michael S. Whaley
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Powered Parachuting over Melbourne Beach, FL

“These powered parachute pilots were having a ball flying over the beacha couple of months ago,” writes Michael S.Whaley of Melbourne, Florida. “The dome is an Air Forceoptical tracking station used to track the unmanned and manned rocketlaunches from Cape Canaveral, which is about 35 miles north.”

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Used with permission of Vivian Lee

Father’s Day Co-Pilot

Nick Pliam took aboard his five-year-old daughter Portiaas co-pilot for this Father’s Day flight. “It was hard to say whowas prouder,” writes photographer Vivian Lee,of Los Altos, California.

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Used with permission of Don Rutherford

Up Close and A-O.K.

Don Rutherford of Lake Forest,California snapped this shot of Rob Hayford blind (and possiblyover his shoulder) in a Stearman over Corona, California.

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Used with permission of Theresa White

The End of the Rainbow

As we come to the end of another edition of “POTW,”Theresa White of Midwest City,Oklahoma delivers up our latest pot o’ gold.

Remember: You’ll find more reader-submitted photos inthe “POTW” slideshow on AVweb‘s home page.

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 orsend us an e-mail.