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Picture of the Week

Gil Alexander of Oro Valley, AZ treats us to one of nature's own flying less in this week's top photo. Click through for more reader-submitted images.

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  • Instructor Cardinal Checking Out Student Finch on Our Flying Yard Ornament

    Gil Alexander of Oro Valley, AZ

    Taken through our dining room window on La Cholla Airpark (57AZ).

    Canon PowerShot SX20.

  • Late Afternoon Flight

    Todd S. Holder of Kingwood, TX
    copyright Todd S. Holder

    Late afternoon flight by Mike and Janice Hoke in their beautifully restored 1955 Cessna 180 over Pyramid Lake outside of Reno, Nevada, as from the back seat of Walt Murphy's Nanchang CJ-6.

    Shot with Nikon D-3, 28-70mm F2.8 lens.

  • Reflections on Life

    Gary R. Hockensmith of Mustang, OK

    Log book and Waco model sitting on my shelves among my Aviation Treasures.

    Taken with my iPhone.

  • "Hello, Baby!"

    Lutes of Hampshire, IL

  • My Cessna 140 After a Night of Rain at Reklaw

    Jack Fleetwood of Round Rock, WI

  • RAAF F-111, Dump and Burn at Wanaka 2008

    Fred Bain of Pukekohe (New Zealand)

    A traditional RAAF display.

    Image reduced in size.

  • Let's Go Flying

    Randy Taylor of Gold Canyon, AZ

  • Morning Electric

    Les Smith of Mukilteo, WA
    copyright Les Smith

    Early morning wake-up in the warbird area at AirVenture 2013.

  • Investigating the 2011 Bering Glacier Surge in a Cessna 206

    Maciej Stachura of Boulder, CO

    Taken from near the coast of the Bering Glacier facing northeast in September of 2011. The heavy crevassing patterns are due to the Bering Glacier surge that took place in 2011. The image was taken from a Cessna 206 as part of an NSF-sponsored campaign to investigate the surge.

  • From Out of the Past

    Chris Hanisko of Chandler, AZ

    Scan of a photo I found In my dad's desk. He worked on the Lear Fan program in 1979/1980. Probably taken in 1985 at the Reno Air Races.

  • Favorite Nap Spot

    John Wilson of El Dorado Hills, CA

    Vivian fell asleep in the plane with her headset on after a fun flight to Columbia, California. She didn't wake up until after I had pushed the plane back into the hangar.

    Taken with iPhone; no manipulations.

  • Contrail

    Ken Christison of Conway, SC

    This plane was departing RDU and hadn't reached altitude yet. The angle makes it appear to be taking off vertically. Shot from 100 miles northeast of Raleigh, NC.

    Shot with a 600mm lens on my Nikon D800e. The image is cropped slightly.

  • Grandson Drew's First Flight

    Lawrence J. Lubeski of Lapeer, MI

    Grandson Drew Lubeski was amazed with the views and the voices in the headset during his first flight in Grandpa's Piper.

    Shot from an iPhone camera; no manipulations. This photo was shot during taxiing operations at D95, Dupont-Lapeer Airport, in Lapeer, Michigan.

  • Early Morning Fir

    Nick Clark of Pearisburg, VA

    Taken with my iPhone before an instrument lesson one morning at PSK in Virginia.

    No editing.

  • The Run-Up

    David W. Brunberg of Beaver, PA
    copyright David W. Brunberg

    A taildragger pilot makes a run-up in the mist following a late afternoon rain shower at Beaver County Airport (KBVI) in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in September 2013. Runway 10 was the active at the time.

  • Mooney Formation Jandakot

    Kevin Lewis of North Beach, WA (Australia)
    copyright Kevin Lewis

    This is a shot I took when moving to Echelon Left from number two in a Vic.

    I just love the light and the impression of speed. It's an unusual angle, too!

  • Early Morning Pre-Flight

    Shane Hale of Addison, TX

  • Cub Quartet Over the Fields of France

    Jeffrey Hutchinson of Frangy (France)

  • Winter Arrives

    Ric Lee of Sandy, UT

    Taken at U42 on December 20, 2013.

    Nikon Cool Pix. No manipulations.

Instructor Cardinal Checking Out Student Finch on Our Flying Yard Ornament

Gil Alexander of Oro Valley, AZ Taken through our dining room window on La Cholla Airpark (57AZ). Canon PowerShot SX20.

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