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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Space Shuttle Enterprise Getting Ready for New York Trip

Shot at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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Flying into the Future

Santa Paula, California on Open Hangar Day.

Cropped and reduced for submission.

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Greg Poe's Last Air Show

This is one of the last shots of Greg Poe performing with John Klatz. It was taken July 9, 2011 at the Tarkio, Missouri air show just two weeks before Greg Poe died from a heart attack. See more of Don's photos here.

Taken with a Nikon D 300; cropped and adjusted for exposure.

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EAA B-17 and Piper Cub

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Hovering Harrier

Captured an image of this northern harrier hawk hunting at the airport.

Nikon D300, Nikon 300 mm F-4.

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Desert Sunset on Photo Fanny

Camera: Nikon 5700
Lens: N/A
Retouch: None
Resized: No
Date: Oct. 7, 2011
Location: Apple Valley Airport (KAPV), Victorville, California

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Right Base

Landing at O52.

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Firing Up Rare Bear

September 12, 2006 at Reno Air Races' Stead Field.

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Taking Care of Business

About to unload cargo in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories (CYVQ).

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Aero Tow on Top

Schleicher ASK 21 towed by a Dimona motorglider above the Taunus Mountains in Germany.

No manipulations.

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On a Clear Day, You Can See for Miles ...

Jodel D20 at LFJD (Corlier Altiport).

Reduced with GIMP.

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Different Strokes ...

I flew up to maintenance to pick up one of our Cessnas and parked my Champ next to this Helio on amphibious floats — they say the only one in the U.S. The contrast in size and power struck me as humorous: 4gph vs 18gph.

Cannon point-and-shoot camera; cropping and color balance.

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Robbie Anxious to Go Flying

0°F day at Sanford Maine with "sea smoke" on the horizon. The dense cool air makes for a happy helicopter. January 22, 2012; started out at -9 a couple hours before.

I took the picture with iPhone 4S. No manipulation other than cropping.

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Frantisek Pytlik in Extra 300

Frantisek Pytlik and Extra 300 in the Poprad air show.

Photoshop Elements; cropped + levels.

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Pop Doersch's Ole Goat

Replica of P-51K (S/N 44- 12065) Ole' Goat as flown by Major George "Pop" Doersch of Seymoure, Wisconsin. Doersch was the second-ranking "ace" of the 359th Fighter Group with 10.5 victories in Europe. This airplane hangs in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison.

Cropped for composition.

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Mission-Ready

Sentimental Journey on the ramp at KCVN, October 5, 2011. I took a ride in this magnificent airplane and saw what my dad saw as a bombardier in these during WWII.

Re-sized only.

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Stinson Chase Plane

The Stinson at CYQG during the 50th Anniversary (1927-1977) Lindbergh Commemorative Tour. Gave me a chuckle with this being a "chase plane."

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N1450B Departure

Shot by Duane Deniston while I [Hampton Deck] was departing Kennett (KTKX) for Nashville International (KBNA) using a Nikon 3000.

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Bamboo Bomber

This is a 1941 Cessna T-50 or UC-78 Bamboo Bomber in which I received my ME training in 1966. The plane was my age.

Taken with a FOCA camera. 35mm, Kodachrome 64 slide.

Ed. Note: If you're enjoying the vintage photos, be sure to check out our recent vintage photos showcase — and keep your eyes peeled for a second edition! We're running a few here, but we continue to squirrel away a few for an upcoming all-vintage edition. Submit yours here.

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Excited to Fly

This was my wife's first flight in a tail-wheel aircraft. She was excited for the invitation. The owner says this airplane had belonged to Duane Cole and he purchased it from the family with the understanding he would not sell it except to a museum. This is at a private strip near Butlerville, Arkansas.

Taken with Canon Powershot S410.

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Birthdays Should Always Involve Airplanes

Me and my brother Greg (left) in the front seat of a 1939 Waco UPF-7 over the Gatineau Hills on my 50th birthday — October 4, 2010. His turn is on March 24, but I can't be with him. Hopefully he'll spend the day flying in his glider near his home in Tuscon.

Ed. Note: Michael submitted his photo hoping to make it onto the site in time for Greg's 50th — but our two-week submission cycle and the recent air shows have left us a couple of weeks behind. Nevertheless, we're sending belated birthday vibes to both the Hodgins lads!

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Block Island, New York

Flying my Archer at 6,500 feet back from Martha’s Vineyard to Poughkeepsie, New York, I spotted a Boeing 737 passing below and snapped a photo. You can barely see the 737; however, I caught a nice view of Block Island (in the distance).

Taken In November 2011 with a Canon PowerShot A510. Unedited.

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Future Pilots

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