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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Sunset in Kona

Original size, no manipulations. Shot with a Canon Rebel XT at Kona International Airport. November 26, 2011.

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FISK VFR Arrival to OSH During AirVenture

Two airplanes fly over FISK en route to the AirVenture 2011 traffic pattern. Air traffic controllers in a portable trailer at FISK give transition instructions as the airplanes approach FISK.

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Lakota Sunrise

Edited: Lightroom3
Camera: Canon Rebel
Location: Colorado

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J-3 Over I-35 in Kansas City

Taken with a Canon 40D. More of my work can be found at SportFlight.net.

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"I Look Like Amelia!"

My daughter Jessica.

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Unexpected Meeting at 10,000 Feet

Near the "Sanetsch Pass" in the Swiss Alps: a bright paraglider near our glider.

Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/320 sec, F 7.0, focal length 5 mm. Original file slightly cropped and resized.

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B-17 Aluminum Overcast

Taken with Canon EOS Rebel on auto (resized) at Fort Worth Spinks (KFWS) on November 6, 2011.

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182 California Sunset

Unretouched photo at 7,500 feet over Paso Robles. Resized to 96dpi.

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Touchdown

Rare capture of the Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin Turbo Jet landing at Mason, Michigan airport. Cropped and horizon corrected.

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Young Eagle in a "Piggy"

Focke Wulf 149D near Germany's capitol, Berlin. In Germany, the Focke is generally called Piggy. (Phonetic: something like "Pitch-y.") I sold this one 25 years ago to a friend. He still is and flies it from a field near Berlin (EDAZ). This time, he gave his grandson Dario a ride as a Young Eagles flight on a nice early afternoon in November.

Picture taken using an EOS 50D equipped with an object lens. Canon 28300. No manipulation.

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Blackbird Resting

SR-71 on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, DC. This aircraft set the record for coast-to-coast flight on its last trip from California to Washington then was moved into the museum. No mods to photo.

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JoyRide FireFly over Las Vegas

A picture of our balloon, a 1980 FireFly 7, taken as we are flying in the skies of Las Vegas, Nevada. Resized in Photoshop for submission.

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Sunrise at Reno

Taken Thursday morning, one day before we lost the Galloping Ghost. The Ghost sits behind the F2G-1D Super Corsair.

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Cessna by Sea

Cessna-sponsored yacht at Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town. Around-the-world race.

Nikon D5000 Nikkor 10-24 lens. Re-sized only.

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Fall Camp, Crescent Valley, Nevada

September 25, 2011 at U74, Crescent Valley, Nevada.

Camera: Android X.

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The Rearwin Speedster!

Taken with Canon 20D at Blakesburg; image cropped.

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Varig Lockheed Electras in Rio

Varig Lockheed Electras on the ramp at SBRJ. These were part of the "air bridge" between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. Picture taken in the early '90s. Resized to fit upload limit.

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B-2 and Zeros

B-2 bomber with a handful of Zeros (Tora-Tora-Tora).

Canon 50D / 100-400 L Canon lens. KBJC (Broomfield, Colorado.)

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