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 Over the San Juan Islands as Seen from the Rear Window of a 172

Several years ago, I sent in a photo of a Stearman parked at a grass strip in Ohio that I took when my Dad and I were flying across the country and that was selected as "POTW." My Dad has since passed away but I continue to fly and think of him often. Sunset was his favorite time of day to fly, and I couldn't help but feel something magical in the air as my wife and I flew back from Orcas Island a few weeks ago with the sun sinking into the sound behind us. It was simply beautiful. I hope you enjoy.

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RV-4 Sunset at KSAC

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Mustang Raptor Heritage Flight

Reno Air Races 2012.

Canon PowerShot S3IS. Cropped, resized for AVweb.

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Shadow and Chrome

I took these with my iPhone of a newly polished SNJ owned by Vic Krause. Gorgeous day for photos. I had to put a B&W filter on it to give it the classic look!

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CF-18 Low Pass

It was a rainy day at the Gatineau airport.

Taken with a Nikon D90. Picture has only been cropped.

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Pre-Flight

Final prep for the show at LRAFB (Jacksonville, Arkansas).

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Low Sun Coloring

Keith Cleversley took this shot while formation flying over Southern California at sunset.

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"Now That's a Torque Bar"

B-17 getting a new engine installed in Rome, Georgia during the Wings Over North Georgia air show.

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Sanicole Air Show, Belgium

Canon 5D Mk II.
Lens: Canon 100-400.
Zoom f 4/5.6.
Adjusted with ACDSee Pro 4.

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Dry Desert

Cannon G11 dry lake bed outside Reno.

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Formation Flight with Gulls

Famous Swiss Air Force Aerobatic Team Patrouille Suisse upon Air Show Over Buochs Airport (LSMU) on September 28, 2012. Low pass along the mountainside of the B rgenstock, accompanied by a flock of gulls!

Canon EOS 60D.
Lens: 18-135 mm (shot with 135 mm).

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Rainbow Circle Sun

Taken in east Lancaster.

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Standing Down

Boeing 40 at Blakesburg, Iowa.

Shot with old Konical Minolta 5D via older Tamron 200-400 lens. No Photoshop.

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Navy Little Toot First Flight Was in June 2012

Taken with Nikon D60 using a 55mm lens.

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"Do You Want a Ride?"

Picture taken with a Cannon T3i at Tri-County Airport (1J0) in a Cessna 172 rented from Precision Flight Training.

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Sunset Flight

Photo taken at KOXC, Oxford, Connecticut.

Taken with iPhone 4S. No digital manipulation.

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