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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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Goofing Around

After re-working an L-29 for Haney Tech School, we were going to push it out and run it, but it rained so we started goofing around.

Pic taken of me with a iPhone 4S.

(It did start and run later, though!)

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Nevada Eye Candy

Cell phone photo of putting Cub back in the hangar after a great evening of touch-and-goes.

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Mosquito Aircraft Restoration, Auckland, New Zealand

While visiting Ardmore Air Field in New Zealand, I was lucky to be invited to have a look around the Mosquito workshop, where it was just finished being rebuilt. This is the world's only WWII-era Mosquito bomber capable of flying and will be at Oshkosh this year.

Unfortunately, I only had my phone to take the photos.

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Tempe Dust Storm in August

Note the 737 to the left of center!

Taken in Tempe, Arizona. Alaska Airlines 737 turning to avoid incoming wall of dust.

IPhone photo, as taken.

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"That Was Too Close for Comfort!"

I don't remember if I submitted this (or a slightly different version) of this before, but I shot it at the Scott Air Force Base air show on September 16, 2012.

I had to enhance the color and sharpness in Picasa because it was overcast all day. I panned with the plane coming from the right and prayed I would get the other one somewhere in the pic, as my Sony A330 can only take 2.5 FPS.

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Microlight Flight Near Lisbon

Leica M8.

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Dawn

First load of the morning. Rice seeding at Sutter Basin, Northern California.

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Tsamiyu

Van's RV-3B with one kick-ass paint job fom a fly-in at KMPJ.

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C-17 Over JBER

Taken at Arctic Thunder 2012 at Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Canon T2i with Tamron 18-270 lens. Cropped and resized in Lightroom.

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High Above Hoover Dam (Las Vegas, NV)

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Boomerang, Hudson, CAC-18

Jim Whalley's CAC-12 Boomerang on finals to the Jamestown Air Show in the mid-north of South Australia, with the Temora Museum's Hudson and Judy Pay's CAC-18 Mk. 21 Mustang in the foreground.

Pentax K100D + 70mm-300mm zoom.

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"Smile! You Are Being Filmed"

Scene taken while two gliders from the Montricher Air Field were flying in parallel.

Photo taken with a Pentax K5 camera at 1/500 sec; focal length 170 mm, F 20. Slightly recentered, and the original file was reduced under 1 MB.

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Sunset in Taylor, Texas

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Blue Angels at MCAS Cherry Point (NC)

Photo taken with a Canon 60D with 70-300 IS lens. Cropped, resized, and adjusted for contrast in Photoshop Elements.

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Final Approach

Base-to-final into KPWT, on the way to get dinner.

Pentax K-x; touched up with GIMP 2.8.

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Black and White and Blue Skies

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Flat Spin

Flat spin in my Eagle.

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Sovereign Light

Light coming from the engine pylon of a Citation Sovereign.

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On the Prowl

Kingsbury, Texas.

Nikon D300 added warm tones to clouds, and I sharpened the image in Apple Aperture.

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Kansan over North Carolina

AT-11 Kansan over the North Carolina countryside (Montgomery County, NC). Originally ordered by the Royal Dutch Navy in 1941.

Taken from Pilatus P3 Camera - Nikon D7000. Editing: Cropped and Corel PSP Smart Fix.

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Endeavour Folds Her Wings

The space shuttle Endeavour, on the back of NASA's shuttle carrier aircraft and flanked by two F-18 escorts, arrives at LAX on September 21 after an epic California tour. This flight marked the final time a space shuttle will be airborne.

This photo was taken with a Canon T2i and 100-400mm lens from an altitude of 11,000 feet. Cropped, level adjustments, and reduced for file size.

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