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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Smokin' Stearman

Taken at KBJC (Rocky Mountain Metro Airport) in August 2011. Canon 50D, Canon 100-400 L lens.

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End of the Day

While sharing dinner and good company, this image presented itself for us at the close of the day.

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Aterrizando en Aeroclub de San Cristobal (Argentina).

At the Aereo 2011 air show.

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Old Crow in Scotts Warbird Alley

P-51D Old Crow (S/N 44-74774) painted in the colors of Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson of the 357th Fighter Group, who had 15 kills in WWII. (Nikon D90. Cropped and file size reduced.)

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"Fly It Like You Stole It!"

Photo of Rob Holland's back seat view at the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. A pretty good mantra for an aerobatic champion.

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Following Irene to the Bahamas

Larry Morris helps unload tarps and water (a.k.a. "liquid gold") from his Bonanza at MYEM, (Governor's Harbour Airport) in Eleuthera a few days after Hurricane Irene passed through. This was one of over 40 relief missions flown by volunteer pilots for Bahamas Methodist Habitat — the kind of assistance that only GA can provide. We flew from JQF (in Concord, North Carolina) to FXE, over to MYEM, and back to JQF in the same day.

Picture taken with Nikon D90, 18-200 at 18mm; no manipulation.

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Morning Dawns on Monocoupes at Antique Air Field

Taken with Canon 20D at Blakesburg, Iowa.

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P-51 Over the Mississippi River

Shot from another P-51 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Canon 1D Mark IV. No digital editing.

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OSH 2011

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Mid-Air Impressions

Cruising in a Piper Archer II at 4,000 feet above Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Photo taken with iPhone 4, given a brush-up with Adobe Photoshop art filter.

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Goodnight, Sun

Post-flight at Goshen, Indiana. Shot with my iPhone.

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Vallée de Joux

At 8,000 feet over the Vallée de Joux in the Jura Mountains. This is one of the numerous "playgrounds" for Montricher gliders and an important center for Swiss watch manufacturing.

Image taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/250 sec. F 7.0, focal length 5 mm. Resized only.

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Starduster Too Landing

Using a long lens on my Sony A77 as the Starduster Too was landing; caught all the heat vapors, making an interesting photo. Just resized and cropped.

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Morning Glory

Seldom do I miss a sunrise.

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A New Day

Taken on a very cold Thanksgiving day morning in Okmulgee, Oklahome. Fairchild F-24. No changes were made.

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True American Legend, the Dakota

Operational Dakota courtesy of the DDA, the Dutch Dakota Association. Slighty cropped (in Adobe Lightroom). Canon EOS 400D.

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A-10 Warthog — Up Close and Personal

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AVRO 504k

Taken at Biplanes and Triplanes in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Cropped, resized.)

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P&W R1830 Looking Good

B-24J Liberator en route to Butte, Montana from Seattle, Washington. Enhanced with Adobe Lightroom 2.

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