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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Who Needs a Helicopter?

Cow path east of Barrett Reservoir, San Diego County. A little bumpy, but worth the solitude.

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Angles

1938 Bellanca Aircruiser in Tillamook Air Museum hangar. Canon EOS Rebel, 21mm f/3.5 @ 1/40. Enhanced and edited using Apple Aperture.

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Albatross on T. Roosevelt Reservoir

Airplane only has about ten hours since it left the boneyard (at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base). Paused after a few water take-offs and landing for a break.

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Sometimes "Don't Look Down" Is Bad Advice

This photo was taken near Bordeaux, in France! (Canon Reflex.)

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Going Back in Time (II)

This is a follow-up to last week's photo of Lt. Col. Louis Schiavo (USAF Retired) with the Collings Foundation B-24J Witchcraft. A member of the B-24 Bomb Group (the 467th) at Rackheath, England during 1944, Col. Schiavo was a navigator on B-24s and was the lead nav for his group's first raid on Berlin in 1944. He flew in the actual Witchcraft on at least one occasion. No edits. Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD800iS. The photo was taken when the Collings Foundation brought the B-24 to Warrenton, VA in October 2009.

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Lunch at Rainier

Stopped at PLU for lunch, with this view of Mt. Rainier to enjoy. No changes to this photo.

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'51 Yankee

Cropped, sharpened, and resized, with EXIF attached. Pentax K100DS KHZD.

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Easy Flying

Over central California.

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Let's Wait Until It Clears

Photographed at Cumbernauld Airport (EGPG), U.K. Digital manipulation: cropped.

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Mon Avion Est Faster than Your Airplane

May 12, 2011 on an Air France B-777 en route from Paris CDG to Montreal. Somewhere over the mid-Atlantic we caught up to and passed these guys. Shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 at 12X optical zoom. (It still looked pretty close to me!) Cropped and "auto corrected" with Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

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Follow Me

Gliders on the slopes of the Jura mountain near the Montricher Air Field. In the background, the Leman Lake. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/160 sec, F 7.0, focal length 5mm. No other modification than reduction of the original file to under 1 MB.

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Bomb Run at OSH

Airventure 2010 from Aluminum Overcast.

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Early Morning, But a Great Day for Flying!

ERJ on the ramp at CAE in April 2011. No manipulations; taken with iPhone 4 camera.

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PA-32-300 Short Final

Rwy 36R at KMEM.

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View from Behind

Pace plane for the jet class at the Reno Air Races in 2010.

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"Gentleman Jim" at AirVenture 2010

P-51D Mustang (S/N 44-74230) at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). The airplane is painted in honor of Capt. Jim Browing (USAAF) who named his Mustang Gentleman Jim. Browning had seven aerial victories in WWII before dying in a mid-air collision with a Luftwaffe Me-262.

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High Five!

Billy Werth getting a "high five" from his brother at the Indy Air Show.

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Black Avanti

I took this photo two summers ago on the ramp at PVU. The plane belongs to the makers of the Tazer. Totally clean photo from my Nikon Cool Pix camera.

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