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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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Hot Hornet

Shot at Oshkosh this year using a Sony A330 DSLR. Cleaned up a little using Picasa 3.

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It Don't Get Better ...

I was looking back at some Sun 'n Fun photos. I remembered thinking that it just doesn't get any better than this.

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Overnighting in Huntsville

One of Boeing's Dreamlifters at Huntsville, Alabama in September. Picture taken with a Nikon D40X and 70-300VR lens. Converted from a .NEF file in Photoshop Elements.

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Bleriot XI First Flight September 9, 2011 at Brodhead, WI

Brodhead (Wisconsin) Mid-West Antique Airplane Club (MAAC) Grassroots Fly-In. No manipulation; Nikon D-50.

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P-47s at Rialto Airport (L67)

Had to reach across cockpit and student to take the picture out the open helo door. Rare to see three flyable P-47s at once! No manipulation.

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Bombs Away

Look closely in the lower left corner to see the parachute bomb just released by the A10. From the Smoky Hill Air National Guard open house.

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Through the Haze

Taken somewhere over the southwest on a cross-country flight. No manipulations were made; just the morning sun on and through the haze layer.

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Captain Huf's Cessna T-50 Bobcat at Antique Airfield

Taken with Canon 20D at Antique Airfield, Blakesburg, Iowa.

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Diamond on Base at 42J

Shot with a Nikon D40; slight lighting modification.

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B-2 Over the Rocky Mountains

B-2 on the Rocks. Rocky Mountain Air Show not something you see every day. Photo was cropped and resized for upload. No other manipulations to photo.

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Waco Take-Off

Mark McCasland takes off in a 1933 Waco UBF-2 at the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In held in Blakesburg, Iowa.

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Eight-Bladed Propeller ~ C-2 Greyhound

Eight-bladed Hamilton Sundstrand NP2000 propeller on a U.S. Navy Grumman C-2 Greyhound at AirVenture 2011. The Greyhound is the Navy's carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft.

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Under My Wing ...

Taken September 2001, a few days before everything changed. No changes to my image.

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Wildcat and Old Glory

Shot at the National Radial Engine Exposition at Akron, Colorado. Taken on September 10, 2011 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZI. No edits.

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Contrail and Its Shadow

Photo taken by my wife Eunice Friesen while we were flying our Sonex over the Canadian prairies (Manitoba) on the morning of September 5, 2011. We happened to be in the shadow as the photo was taken.

(She gives permission to use the photo. It was manipulated to straighten the horizon and adjust the colour slightly. She used an Apple iPhone 4 to take the photo.)

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"Ready to Go, Dad!"

My soon-to-be-two-year-old daughter waiting for mom and her four-month-old sister to get in the back seat of my Cessna 170A for a short trip.

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Magic

This sunset was worth the wait!

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Climbing Out of Janesville

Climbing out from the Southwest Regional Air Fest in Janesville, Wisconsin in the AT-6D. This is a frame capture of a video made on a Kodak Mini HD camera.

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Buzzed by a B-2 Bomber

Taken from my boat at IAG Air Show, unmodified. Look carefully: Is it turning toward you or away from you? Panasonic Lumix camera.

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FiFi and Chase

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The Meeting of Two Minds

Cannon G11. No Manipulations.

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Old Times Revival

Great to see these legendary planes' names and cockpits alive; thanks to the Dutch Dakota Association.

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Hello, Martha Jean

Minor enhancements in Photoshop CS5.

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Air Force Heritage Flight

P-51, F-15, and A-10 Air Force Heritage Flight at Andrews Air Force Base during Joint Services Open House (JSOH) in May 2011. Taken with Panasonic DMC-G1 . Cropped and resized to neet upload file size limit.

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