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Herb Harney of Grandville, MI takes our breath away with a sight any pilot would revel in. Click through for more breathtaking photos from AVweb readers.
Stanley Basin Idaho
Herb Harney of Grandville, MI
GoPro Hero 3 with Nflight billet mount. Untouched photo captured from HD video.
Boy's First Flight!
Larry Henderson of Keller, TX
copyright © Larry Henderson
I took my little boy (one year old) up on his first plane ride in our little Cessna 140. He got to meet Fifi for the first time this night as well, since I'm based at the same hangar (Vintage Flying Museum) as Fifi now. It was a fun night!
This photo was taken with my wife's iPhone and had a slight change to the white balance; otherwise, this is the real deal.
B-52D Crew After Memorable Mission
Pete Lossner of Lake Oswego, OR
Our crew. We were stationed at Kincheloe Air Force Base (Michigan) and volunteered for Vietnam. We were retrained in the D model and flew for six months out of Thailand, Guam, and Okinawa.
The photo was scanned from the original taken by the base photographer after a memorable mission. We had multiple electrical failures; released the external bombs but could not open the bomb bay doors and had to return to Guam with internal weapons; could not jettison the internal bombs because the gear was down and locked due to electrical issues; and the factory said the bombs would hit the rear gear and bounce back into the bomb bay. So after 14 hours flying, two refueling, and hours of troubleshooting, a decision was made to land with the bombs in place in the bomb bay. Captain Bert Green, who later was an FAA test pilot assigned to test new Boeing planes in Seattle, greased the landing. I was the co-pilot.
I changed the contrast; it's an old photo.
Bi-Plane Short Final
Ryan LeBato of Flower Mound, TX
copyright © Ryan LeBato
Addison Airport, Texas (KADS).
Sony DSC HX50V. No filters or Photoshop.
Was He Going for Snoopy — Or the Red Baron?
Tony Johnson of Indianapolis, IN
Piotr Kulczakowicz of Chevy Chase, MD
copyright © Piotr Kulczakowicz
Approximately 18 nm on approximately R-320 HGR VOR.
Picture taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 in iA mode on April 6, 2014. Auto-enhanced with "I'm Feeling Lucky" button in Picasa 3.
First Copter Ride
Dale Lutes of Wichita, KS
My seven-month-old grandson Jeremiah enjoys a view of the Grand Canyon on his first helicopter ride.
Photo shot with a Canon EOS REBEL T2i.
Ian Leonard's Glastar C-FRNJ on the Ramp at CYQA (Muskoka, Ontario)
Art Witham of Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
copyright © A. A. Witham
September 9, 2013.
Just reduced for size.
Canon Powershot SX 20IS
Richard Buck of Lutz, FL
Taken at St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport Air Show circa 1972.
Camera: Mamiya C330 Pro, F22 @ 1/125, ISO 160. As shot.
Sunrise Over Mt. Baker
Alex Burton of Abbotsford, ON (Canada)
This image was shot using my iPhone as I arrived at work to conduct a flight test with a young woman finishing her commercial pilot license at Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. I was walking across the apron at the Abbotsford International Airport (CYXX). The sun was just rising over Mt. Baker.
No digital manipulations were made to the image.
Daniel Valovich of Hot Springs, AR
copyright © Daniel Valovich
Being the airport photographer at KHOT has its perks. What a ride!
Tokina 11-16mm lens.
C-5 and Lemonade on a Hot Spring Day in Arizona
John Winter of Tucson, AZ
Air show at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
Sony Alpha 55, Tamron 18-270mm lens. F11 at 1/250. No manipulation.
T-6 Texan Fun
Scott Lewallen of Thornton, CO
This was shot at the Riverside Air Show using a Nikon D3000.
787 Getting Ready to Go
John Lofberg of Rapid City, SD
Taken at DEN through gate window (which explains the green discoloration).
No alterations. Taken with my Android smartphone.
B-25 at Thunder Over Michigan 2007
Joe Horenkamp of Novi, MI
copyright © Joseph Horenkamp
Image taken in 2007 at the annual Yankee Air Museum's "Thunder Over Michigan" air display.
Cleaned up and touched up. HDR. Canon G2.
Endeavour Fly-By (San Francisco, 2012)
Phillip M. Belisle of San Francisco, CA
My trusty Sony Alpha 100 with 300mm zoom and "burst setting." This was a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge. The surprise for me was catching the "chase plane" in perfect formation.
Every Which Way
John G. Crusco of Dover, DE
The Blue Angels perform their six-ship "break" at Sun 'n Fun.
King Air Descent into SKBO
Alfonso Rojas of Bogotá (Colombia)
Picture taken with iPad Mini while descending from FL270 in a King Air 200 approaching SKBO.
Springtime in Northwest Oregon
Terry Keller of Amity, OR
The rivers are receding here in the Northwest. Feels like summer is here.
Shot with an iPhone 5 and resized with Camera+.
Sunrise Under Wing
Aaron Harrington of Edgewood, MD
This photo was shot about ten minutes after departure for Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in my 1975 Cessna 177B Cardinal.
It was taken using a Nikon D3100. Only slight contrast correction during the RAW-to-JPG conversion in Adobe Lightroom.
Stanley Basin Idaho
Herb Harney of Grandville, MI GoPro Hero 3 with Nflight billet mount. Untouched photo captured from HD video.