Presenting the Winners of Our 4th Annual Photo Contest

And the awards go to….

Our Grand Prize winner, from The Netherlands. (Dominik Hanke)
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You did it again. We asked you to submit your best aerospace photographs, and we received more than a thousand extraordinary images. Your photographs featured everything from drones to distant nebulae to landing airliners, bushplanes in Alaska, and enthusiastic airshow crowds. We now present the winners. Our judges selected a Grand Prize winner, as well a winner in each of four categories: Military, Civilian, Astronomy, and People & Planes. And you picked the Readers’ Choice winner by voting on our website. Thank you to everyone who entered a photograph or voted for a favorite.

Our Fifth Annual Photo Contest opened in March, and we can’t wait to see the next collection of photos from around the world. So head to an airshow, look up at the night sky, or visit an aerospace museum, and send us your best shots.

Grand Prize Winner

Dominik Hanke (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) July 2016

“When I am planespotting at European airports like Schiphol in Amsterdam, I try to take photographs that are different from other planespotters,” says Hanke. “In this case, the Airbus 340’s landing gear are hidden by the corn, making the aircraft appear to be lost somewhere in a field. I’m happy with the image; it makes those minutes spent lying in a field with insects all over my body worthwhile.”

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