Flying high in Iowa

Every year since 2004, the Iowa Department of Transportation holds a photography contest to celebrate aviation in the state.

The contest showcases the wide range of aviation activity connected to Iowa, notes Tim McClung of the Iowa DOT Office of Aviation. “Aviation is an integral component in Iowa’s economy, and it’s important to be able to show citizens and decision makers how the aviation system is used,” he said.

This year, 38 people entered nearly 400 photos, with winners chosen by the staff of the Iowa DOT Office of Aviation, who focused on aviation components, and a graphic artist who provided input on framing, photo quality, and color.

The biggest prize for the winners is “bragging rights,” according to McClung.

The winning photos are posted on the Office of Aviation website and the Iowa Aviation Facebook page. Each winner also receives a customized framed certificate.

“Everyone seems to appreciate the certificates, many of which end up hanging on the walls of hangars and airport terminals around the state,” McClung notes.

General Aviation News is proud to present just some of the winning photographs from this year’s competition.

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