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 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 here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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Triple-Team Hose Job

I was fortunate enough to be in another airplane close to a de-icing pad during a recent Memphis hub launch in the middle of the night. This MD-11 was getting hosed by three separate de-icing trucks. I opened my window and steadied the camera on the window sill for this half-second exposure. Nikon D700 camera; Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR lens @ 240mm (1.4x teleconverter); 1/2 second exposure @ f4.0; 250 ISO; edited for clarity & size in Photoshop.

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Lancaster and Friends

Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster historic fly-by with a fighter escort of an RCAF/RAF P-40, a Hurricane, a Corsair, and a P-51. Battle of Britain Memorial Ceremony, September 18, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario. Taken with a Canon EOS T2i. Unchanged except cropping.

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Bundled Up Tight

One of two NC08 Cubs bundled up for the winter.

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Night Take-Off

Brandywine Airport in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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DA42 in Front of Matterhorn

On a VFR flight from Perpignan, France to Switzerland, passing in front of the Matterhorn. Shot by my son from a PA-28 R180.

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Some Homebuilts Have Unusual Methods of Entry

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RCAF Snowbirds over the Yukon River

This is a digital photo of a [print from a] photograph I took while we were living in the Yukon Territory in the mid-1970s. The event was Sourdough Rendezvous in Febuary. It is darkish as this is what the weather could be like. I reszed the original digital photo to fit your requirements. I used a Canon FTb for the original and a Canon Sure Shot A630 for the JPEG.

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This Is What Happens When Tattooed People Start Flying!

Tattoo by Zee at Studio Zee in New Haven, CT.

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For Rent

A pilot with a sense o' humor. Shot at Love Field, Dallas with a Nikon D90.

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The Sun Breaks Through

Flying in a Yak-52 just east of Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, California. Edited in Adobe Lightroom 2.

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Meeting or Mating?

Gliders on the Montricher Air Field near Geneva. Photo made with a Canon PowerShot G6 camera at 1/250 sec, F 5.6, focal length 23 mm. No other modification than recentering and reduction of the original file under 1 MB.

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A Journey of 22,000 Miles Begins with a Single Step

Discovery launching from Pad 39A. Taken from the JSC Visitor Center.

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Sunset Over the Pacific

C182 flight from KMYF to KSMO for dinner. Beautiful sunset while over KLAX. Canon Powershot A95.

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"Handyman's Special"

This Dornier Do 28 "Skyservant" on floats (N774E) has been sitting at the Shawano Municipal Airport (EZS) in Shawano, Wisconsin for years.

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Surrounded by Texans

After an overnight at Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional, my Saratoga woke up to find herself surrounded by Texan IIs from the Navy and Air Force. Photographed with a Pentax Optio W80; cropped in Photoshop.

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Root Ranch Idaho

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P-38 Lightning

The P-38 Lightning was one of the finest fighters of WW II. It shot down and killed Admiral Yamamoto, the man who masterminded the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Two Stearmans Having Fun

Cactus Fly-In 2011 the Stearmans love to smoke up the place. They are very cool to watch.

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Eternal Vigilance

Static display at Edwards Air Force Base. Nikon D-700.

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