The sky is the limit

Challenge series hosted by alex326. Challenges start on Fridays.
No limits
Announced (1 challenge)
Submissions start day: 24th October, 2014 GMT
Upload a picture that illustrates the effort to reach new frontiers in the sky, through the development of aviation and astronautics. Monuments, statues or artifacts that illustrate the will to fly are accepted. No skyscrapers, buildings, trees, birds, flying insects or other tall objects that deviate from the main idea of the challenge please.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 30
Votes: 369
Winners announced: 24th October, 2014 GMT
Wrecked ships: abandoned, decommissioned, sunk.
Finished (77 challenges)
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 17th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: House by the mountains
Picture of a house or group of houses taken at night time. Twilight pictures are accepted. Only houses allowed in this challenge. Apartment blocks are not admitted.
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 10th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dakota C-47
Wrecked aircraft: abandoned, decommissioned, crashed.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Skybound
Upload the picture of a hot air balloon or a blimp. The actual aircraft must be the subject of the picture. Landscapes with very distant balloons/blimps are not allowed. Try to upload a good quality shot and stay with the theme.
74. Parked
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 26th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: old ford parked along Route 66
Picture of a parked vehicle (car, bicycle, airplane, train, boat).
73. Accident
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 19th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Tuborg, we have a problem
Accident, incident and crash related photos. Small and/or funny accidental events are allowed (i.e. spilled coffee). No graphic images please. I will remove the images that I consider offensive, too graphic or unsuitable.
72. Airliners
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 12th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: After the Rain
Airliner is an aircraft intended for carrying multiple passengers or cargo in commercial service. Small aircraft, as private, air taxis or business jets that are not registered with a commercial airline and do not fly on regular routes are not allowed to this challenge. The picture could be taken from outside or depict the interior of the aircraft - passengers and crews might appear in the...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 5th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Clifton at Night
Bridges at night time - twilight shots are allowed.
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 29th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Czech Air Force Canadair CL601 Challenger arriving at Fairford, UK
"Business jet is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces" - Wikipedia. Please upload the picture of a business jet. Other small aircraft, as private turboprops, air taxis or ULMs...
69. Black Sea
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sevastopol
Upload the picture of the Black Sea - the picture may include the entire range, from resorts filled with summertime tourists to the frozen waters during the harsh region winter.
68. Dams
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 15th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Lake Side view.
The dams are barriers that impound water streams and normally they are used to retain the water. Upload the picture of a dam - the picture may include the entire range, from the huge hydro-plant dams to the beaver built ones or natural dams.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 8th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: fog o the Danube
The second longest river in Europe - 2,860 km, Danube flows through four national capital cities: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade. The Danube empties into the Black Sea via the gorgeous Danube Delta in Romania.
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 1st August, 2014 GMT
Winner: high pressure cool down
July heat pictures. They must express something about the heat of this hot month of the year.
65. Wings
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 25th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Wings of all kind. Bird, airplane, insect or anything else, the main feature visible must be the wing(s).
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 2nd May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Cadburys Splash
Upload a picture of Easter decorated egg(s).
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 25th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: P1050321a_pe
Aircraft performing a night or twilight landing.
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 18th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: DSC_8920e
The purpose of this challenge is to show your view of faster than sound speed. Could be a supersonic jet, shock wave, rockets, meteors dashing through the atmosphere, bullets and so on.
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 11th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Elizabeth II in Manteo, NC
The picture of a ship viewed only from an aircraft in flight. Please do not upload picture taken from bridges, buildings or clifftops. The ship(s) must be the main subject of the picture.
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 4th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: SR 71
Aviation museums, aircraft preserved or used as gate-guards.
59. My iPad
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 28th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Apple, Apple, Apple
Showcase your iPad, functional or not, shining or shattered. Only Apple iPads allowed to this challenge.
58. Bucharest
Entries: 8
Winners announced: 21st March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Caru cu Bere
Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest has many hidden gems in terms of buildings, monuments, parks and many other. Upload a picture that best describes the Romanian Capital city - everything is acceptable, whether is people or buildings or something else.
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 14th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Endeavour
Upload the picture of a rocket launch? Any rocket is acceptable: space rocket, model rocket, weather rocket, military rocket, space shuttle and so on.
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 28th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Turbine - Deutsches Museum
Upload the picture of a turbine engine. No turbocharged piston engines please.
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 21st February, 2014 GMT
Winner: LFPG
The subject of this challenge is the airport terminal building(s) or an airport control tower viewed from outside or inside, after sunset.
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 14th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Upload the picture of a pilot wristwatch / aviation wristwatch (e.g. Breitling Emergency, Breitling Navitimer, Hamilton Flight Timer, Seiko Flightmaster, IWC Big Pilot’s Watch). Any model is accepted, contemporary or old, but it has to be dedicated for aircrew.
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 7th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Mi-6 winter
Upload the picture of an aircraft on the ground or in flight during winter. Pictures from the cockpit / flight deck are allowed but a significant part of the airplane must be visible (dashboard, wing, engine, fuselage, tail). Snow, ice or people wearing winter clothes must be visible in the picture.
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 6th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lost in thought
Upload a picture to illustrate the act of a person thinking. It could be anything - a person or a work of art, provided that you make a proper description.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Countdown T-minus 14
Picture of a space museum
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 15th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Swarovsky swan
Upload the picture of a Swarowski crystal or from your collection or a Swarowski crystal decorated object (the crystals must be visible). Crystals displayed in a store window are admitted but they have to be the main subject of the picture.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 8th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Cube and feather
Upload the picture of an engraved crystal cube from your collection. Crystals displayed in a store window or sold at the street corner are admitted but they have to be the main subject of the picture.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 1st November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lego party
Upload the picture of a Lego toy from your children's collection. Only Lego® products are admitted to this challenge. Pictures of Lego-like will be disqualified.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 25th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Aluminium Overcast
Aircraft that made history through long range bombing missions. Only heavy and medium bombers are admitted to this challenge.
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 18th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: passing over
The picture of a runway viewed only from an aircraft in flight. Grass/snow runways are accepted.
45. Airshow
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 11th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Airshow - Red Arrows against the light
Upload a picture that best describes the spirit of an airshow. Any subject related to an airshow is acceptable: aircraft on the ground or in flight, crews preparing the flight or aboard thei aircraft, mechanics getting the aircraft ready for flight, ground controlers, people attending, etc.
Entries: 5
Winners announced: 4th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Las Vegas
Upload your best picture of a city at dusk, night or dawn, taken from an aircraft in flight. City lights must be visible in the picture.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 27th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: The inside
Upload the picture of a hot air balloon or a blimp. The actual aircraft must be the subject of the picture and it should take at least 10% of the area of the picture. Try to upload a good quality shot and stay with the theme.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 20th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rafael modeljet
Upload a picture that best describes modeling as a hobby (aircraft, ships, cars, trains and so on).
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 9th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lancater
Upload the picture of an aircraft on the ground or in flight during sunset / sunrise. Pictures from the cockpit / flght deck are allowed but a significant part of the airplane must be visible (dashboard, wing, engine, fuselage, tail).
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 12th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: 1911 Avro Triplane
Upload a picture of a weird object that fly or can fly. The subject must be capable of sustained flight. Any thing related to the subject is acceptable: unusual aircraft on ground or in flight, strange looking balloons, animals, birds, UFOs, etc.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 21st June, 2013 GMT
Winner: JK Bridge
The picture of a bridge viewed only from an aircraft in flight.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 14th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Higher!!!
Upload a picture that illustrates the dream to fly.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 7th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Flying over the mountains
Parachutes, para-gliders, hang gliders and other like these.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 31st May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Over Alaska
The picture of a forest viewed only from an aircraft in flight.
Entries: 4
Winners announced: 24th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Simulated night flight
Upload a picture to describe flight simulation - it could be anything from a home made computer simulation station to a full scale simulator. Old simulators displayed in museums are accepted.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lake Powell, AZ
Upload the picture of a beautiful landscape that caught your eye. The picture must be taken from an aircraft in flight.
33. Airborne
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 10th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Contrails Across the Moon
Upload a picture that best describes your idea about flight. The challenge is NOT restricted to aircraft.
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 3rd May, 2013 GMT
Winner: A-4 Skyhawk
Upload a picture that best describes aircraft modeling as a hobby.
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 26th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Red Kite - Milvus milvus
Upload the picture of a bird of prey. Any bird that hunts for food is accepted - hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, kites, falcons, ospreys, condors, vultures as well as night birds, like owls. Or the Klingon Bird of Prey...
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 19th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: In a Glider over the Alps
Upload the picture of an aircraft dashboard, preferably in flight. Both civilian or military are accepted.
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 12th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Wing Walking
Upload the picture of an aircraft in inverted flight. Both civilian or military are accepted.
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 5th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
This challenge is to show an aircraft mechanics in action. The mechanic must be working in the aircraft or next to it. Other aircrew may be visible but the mechanic(s) must be the the main subject.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: PhangNgaBayIslandsBeach01
The picture of a stretch of water viewed from an aircraft in flight - sea, lakes (natural or artificial) rivers. No swimming pools or fountains please.
26. Gliders
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 22nd March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Diving for the camera
Upload the picture of a glider on the ground or in flight. Pictures from the cockpit are allowed but a significant part of the glider must be visible (dashboard, wing, engine, fuselage, tail). Both civilian or military are accepted. No hang gliders or paragliders please.
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 15th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
The picture of clouds viewed from an aircraft in flight.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 8th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hawker Hurricane
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few" - Winston Churchill. Upload a picture related to the famous Battle of Britain - the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces in 1940. Both sides, British and German can be represented: people, aircraft, places, memorials.
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 1st March, 2013 GMT
Winner: BLAST OFF
Spacecraft of any kind: prepared for launch, during launch, on the orbit around Earth, preserved in a museums or displayed in public places. No UFOs, spaceships from movies or other fantasy spacecraft.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 22nd February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Lancaster bomber at the 2010 Waddington Airshow
Old aircraft built before 1960. No modern remakes please, only original models in flying condition or not.
21. Airports
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 15th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: ORD
Airports are among the most promnent features of a city, many times being small cities themselves. The subject of the picture must be the airport terminal building(s) viewed from outside or inside.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 8th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: mt rainier at dusk shortly after takeoff
The picture of a mountain area viewed from an aircraft in flight.
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 1st February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Vulcan
Aviation museums, aircraft preserved or used as gate-guards.
18. Bucharest
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 25th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: The Palace of Justice
Once known as the "Little Paris", Bucharest has many hidden gems in terms of buildings, monuments, parks and many other. Upload a picture that best describes the Romanian Capital city - everything is acceptable, whether is people or buildings or something else.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 18th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: air control tower
The subject of the picture must be the airfield control tower. It could range from the real control tower of a full scale airport to the formal control tower of a small or improvised airfield (meaning in many cases a seat, a table and a radio...).
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 11th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Three colors on a blue
Aircraft smoke trails during airshows, high altitude contrails and not only... The only rule is that they have to be aircraft related.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 4th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Scramble!
The aviation history is scattered with many unfortunate events in which aircrews lost their lives. Numerous monuments, statues, memorials remember us these heroes. Upload the picture of such a monument.
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 28th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: picture of crowd_01
The subject of this challenge are people watching an airshow. If possible, upload a picture taken from an aircraft in flight that's overflying the area. Close-ups of people in the crowd are acceptable (people with cameras, children, etc).
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 21st December, 2012 GMT
Winner: chicago from the air 3762
Upload your best picture of a city, taken from an aircraft in flight.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 14th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chinook up close and personal
Helicopters and rotating wing aircraft. The actual aircraft must be the subject of the picture and it should take at least 10% of the area of the picture. Try to upload a good quality shot and stay with the theme.
11. Cockpits
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 7th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Are we lost?
Aircraft cockpits are the subject of this challenge. The crew could be present in the cockpit and if the systems are on the better it is. The picture of the acockpit while the aircraft is in flight are desirable and it will bring more realism and sense of action.
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 30th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sky on High
There are just a few things that could be more spectacularthan a sunset/sunrise viewed from the air. Upload the picture of a sunset/sunrise taken from an airplane in flight.
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 23rd November, 2012 GMT
Winner: It's lonely out in space
Space Shuttle - try your best: shuttle launches, carried piggyback on the B-747 SCA, shuttle at touch down or displayed in a museum.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 16th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: Pretty (and) Busy
This challenge is to show a flight attendant in action. The flight attendant must be in the aircraft, next to the aircraft, preparing for flight or in an airport. Other aircrew may be visible but the flight attendant(s) must be the the main subject.
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 9th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: space walk
Absolutely no connection with the overall specifics of the "Sky is the limit" series, just a wish of my 10 years old son - Lego toys. Upload the picture of a Lego toy from your children's collection. If you want to stay with the "Sky is the limit" theme upload an aircraft/airfield/spacecraft from the "Lego City", "Lego Creator", "Mars Mission" or "Star Wars" collections. However this is not...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 2nd November, 2012 GMT
Winner: balloons at abq 2012
Upload the picture of a hot air balloon or a blimp. The actual aircraft must be the subject of the picture and it should take at least 10% of the area of the picture. Try to upload a good quality shot and stay with the theme.
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 26th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: St. Maartens
Aircraft landing - try your bes: heavy smoke at touch down, hard tactical landings on summary prepared landing strips, helicopters landing in heavy dust or snow clouds, dangerous runways, heavy crosswind in Hamburg, drag chutes, carrier landings or the beautiful St Maartens.
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 19th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Rest time!
Upload the picture of an aircraft on the ground or in flight during sunset / sunrise. Pictures from the cockpit / flght deck are allowed but a significant part of the airplane must be visible (dashboard, wing, engine, fuselage, tail).
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 12th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: IMG_5107
The subject of this challenge is the runway lighting: Approach Lights, Runway Threshold/End, Edge and Centreline Lights. To add to the composition, aircraft might be present on the runway but it is not mandatory.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 5th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Turn and Burn
Show a military jet aircraft with afterburner on. Images taken in sunset or dim light conditions are preferable.
1. Pilots
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 21st September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Piloting in the night
This challenge is to show a military or a commercial pilot in action. The pilot must be in the cockpit or next to the aircraft, preparing for flight, in flight or returning from a flight. Other aircrew may be visible but the pilot(s) must be the the main subject.