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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Mig 17 at Dusk

No manipulations, but I did have to wash my shirt after I got up off the ramp ... .

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Flying Tiger

Shot at the Rudy Frasca's fly-in at Urbana, Illinois. June 23, 2012.

With my Nikon D300. Cleaned up in Photoshop.

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"Does Anybody Know Where the Airport Is?"

Actually, he is on the airport.

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Checking the View Ahead

I took this photo with my Nikon D5100 at the 53rd annual Waco reunion on June 22 of this year. More photos of same here.

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Blue Angel #5

Used Google Picasa "I'm Feeling Lucky" setting.

Nikon D90 at Pease Airfield in Portsmouth, NH.

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Aluminum Sunset

Aluminum Overcast sits at APA after the battle (with golf ball-sized hail).

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Waiting Out Some Weather

Retired United pilot Tom Lowe dropped in to wait out some weather at Associated Air in Lansing, Illinois. When asked what the wildest flight was in his career, he shrugged his shoulders and said he couldn't really think of anything. Pretty cool.

Nikon D90. Photoshop to adjust levels.

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Parked at Warm Springs Creek in the Idaho Backcountry

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"I Think I'll Put It Back in the Hangar ..."

Taken at Bellaire, Michigan with Panasonic Lumix. No changes.

Ed. Note: O.K., we're definitely seeing a theme here ... .

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Out the Window

Canadian Rockies east of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Swift on Take-Off

A Globe GC-1B Swift departs from Creve Coeur Airport during the National Swift Association Fly-In held in June 2012.

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From the Back Seat of a T-6

Scanned from an '03 photo taken from the back seat of a T-6.

Cropped and re-sized in Photoshop.

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Dreams Are Born

Pilot Mary Guthrie taking a young lad up for his first flight in a Chipmunk. Program of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Flight for Kids.

Taken with the Sony A77.

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Electra at KGVL Fly-in

Unaltered.

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Flash from the Past

Hawk One at Minot 2012 Air Show.

Canon 7D 300mm F5.6 1/250.
Photoshop: crop, curves, and unsharp mask.

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Turn Around

Dry lake bed in the middle of nowhere.

Canon G11. No manipulations.

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Alvord Desert, Steens Mountain

I took this picture with my Nikon D50 after landing on the Alvord Desert dry lake bed to enjoy the hot springs there. Steens Mountain still had some snow on it and made for a nice backdrop. Beautiful day!

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1961 PA24-250 at KHOC

Ready to go at Highland County Airport in Hillsboro, Ohio on a beautiful fall day in 2011.

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