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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Lock Haven Cubs

Canon EOS30D. 50mm, f1.4 lens.

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Junkers JU-52 HB-HOT Asleep in CYFB

Taken in Iqaluit Nunavut on June 23, 2012. An early migrator from Europe to Oshkosh. The perfect airplane for advertising grooved luggage!

Nikon D300 RAW; developed in Aperture.

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Thank you, Bushwheels

These babies have saved my bacon more than once — and this time in particular.

Nikon D40X with 50mm f/1.4 1/125, f/2.5. Minor LR clean-up.

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WilgaBeast Flying over Utah

The WilgaBeast, a PZL Wilga, flying over the red rock country of southern Utah.

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Last Rays of the Day

Taken by Carlotta Klan on the evening of June 22 from a United 777 enroute from IAD to BRU with a Canon EOS 600D.

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Catbird Rides Again

Recent flight test of the one and only Rutan Catbird.

Sole manipulation was a boost in contrast to eliminate haze.

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Tight Formation

This Swainson's hawk flew into the Western Kingbird's restricted airspace. Photo taken six miles northwest of KCVN in June 2012.

Cropped and reduced for file size. Panasonic FZ18 Lumix digital.

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On the Prowl

With all the single-jet military demos grounded due to "austerity," there was room at the Rhode Island Air Show June 16 for something else. Nice to finally see some close fly-bys of this old, hard-working type before they get retired.

Levels adjusted; cropped and sharpened.

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Water Skiing

Landing on a very short beach requires water ... .

Cannon G11. No manipulations.

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That Girl Loves Airplanes!

Emma kissing the spinner after blowing the airplane kisses from a distance. Taken at the 2012 Latrobe Air Show.

Ed. Note: Possibly the most adorable comment ever read on a "POTW" submission.

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Uncanny Resemblance

My Champ. Cedar City, Utah on June 3, 2012 at 6:30 MDT.

Nikon S8000.

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Thunderbirds Mirror Image

Standing in the right spot at the right time at the Indy Air Show.

No Photoshop. Canon 7D with Canon 100-400mm Series L lens.

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The Angels Are Beckoning

Waiting to load our passenger for an Angel Flight departing KSMS (Sumter, SC). It appears the heavens are watching over us ... .

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Climb-Out

I took this picture of a Taylorcraft departing my hometown airport, 3TR.

Taken with a Nikon D5000 and edited with Aperture 3 on my Macbook.

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