Picture of the Week: Special ‘Snow Day’ Edition


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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.


Thanks for bearing with us during our technical difficulties on Thursday. While we were able to see a few of your submissions, we couldn’t determine which ones matched the current submission period until we got a bit of automated sorting back in place, and now we’re ready to roll with a special "snow day" edition of "Picture of the Week"! (But remember: If we don’t get enough photos during this contest cycle, we’ll skip Thursday’s edition and roll thhis week’s photos into next week – so now would be a good time to submit those photos!)

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copyright Outwardbound Photography
Used with permission of Donald Neuberg

Sky Soldiers

We kick things off with a stunning photo of the Army’s Sky Soldiers arriving for the Great Georgia Air Show, courtesy of Donald Neuberg of LaGrange, Georgia.

The prolific Mr. N has contributed some of our favorite pics of the last year or two, but this is his first time in the top spot. Donald, you’ve more than earned the AVweb cap that will be winging its way to you in the next couple of days!

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Used with permission of Mal Hill

Super Hover!

While the Peach State is fresh on our mind, let’s check in with Mal Hill of Atlanta, Georgia, who introduces this week’s most common photo theme – and it’s one we dig: helicopters! Mal tells us he shot this from his condo while the streets below were closed for a helicopter lift.

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copyright Don Thun
Used with permission

X-Wing Iron Eagles

Hearty thanks to Don Thun of Topeka, Kansas, who went above-and-beyond to get his submission into this week’s pot. Swapping computers and wrangling with all sorts of compatibility issues, Don made it a point to troubleshoot with us and make sure we got his submission – so we were doubly pleased to see it show up in our winners pile.

(Man, this makes us look forward to Oshkosh!)

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copyright Peter Keelan
Used with permission

Evening Flight

Further evidence that AVweb has the coolest readership on the web: This comment from Peter Keelan of Fort Wayne, Indiana: "This was taken at our 2008 company picnic, as I was giving the final ride of the day to my staff."

Yep. Helicopter rides at the company picnic. We at AVweb love flying and food, but we’ve never thought of that before. If you’re ever hiring, Peter, be sure to send a headhunter our way … .

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Used with permission of Mike Shoup

SoCal Sunset (KFUL)

Mike Shoup of Enterprise, Alabama brings it home this week with a photo that makes outstanding desktop wallpaper. (If you don’t believe us, try it for yourself: Just click through to the large image, right-click and set it as your computer wallpaper.)

Even more photos await your eager eyes in the slideshow on AVweb‘s home page. Click, click!

Click here to submit your own photos to “POTW.”

A quick note for submitters: If you’ve got several photos that you feel are “POTW” material, your best bet is to submit them one-a-week! That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on us, too. 😉

A Reminder About Copyrights:
Please take a moment to consider the source 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 indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you’re uncertain, consult the POTW Rules or or send us an e-mail.