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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Say "Cheese"!

Taken at the Great War Flying Museum at the Brampton Airport in Ontario, Canada.

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Lady of the Airways

Yankee Lady on take-off right over my head at Mason, Michigan.

Sony A350. Used some noise reduction.

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First Flight

Tim's first flight over the Netherlands. May 2007.

Nikon D80.

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Full Panel

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Enola Gay

The Enola Gay on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, D.C. No mods to photo.

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Heaven on Vargas Island

My Bushby Mustang ll on the beach at Vargas Island, just off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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Luscombe Lunch at Prairie Lake

Shot at Prarie Lake Hunt Club, north of Marseilles, Illinois. Airstrip has since been closed.

Shot with Sony Cybershot; slightly cropped.

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Charleston's Beauty

Enhanced a bit with Aperture. Near Charleston Executive Airport (KJZI) in Charleston, South Carolina. C-172 Skyhawk II.

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Flying past Mt. Baker, Washington State

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Nieuport Over Missouri

More of my work is available at Sportflight.net.

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Practicing Straight and Level

Mark Coleman and Paul Stambaugh outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Taken with a GoPro camera.

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Balloons Everywhere

My sister-in-law and her daughter at the 2011 Bear Valley Springs (California) Balloon Festival. Taken with an HTC Android phone and resized in Photoshop for submission.

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Strega Test Flight

Dawn test flight at Reno.

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Reserved Seating

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"Let's Play!"

This Luscombe looked at home on this grass strip in Arkansas. I enjoy flying this plane.

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Late Landing

Late landing on runway 03L in autumn at Montricher Air Field.

Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/640 sec, F 2.6, focal length 5 mm. Just resizing of the original file.

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Future Pilot

Santa Paula, California on Open Hangar Sunday.

Canon 50D. Reduced to fit the 1 MB max.

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Landing at SeaTac in a Q400 at Night

Landing at SeaTac at night made for an unusal photo. Used a Fuji S2Pro with a Nikon 18-70 lens.

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Open-Air Flying

Holding the stick in one hand and the camera in the other, in an open-air cockpit on a nice freezing day.

Camera: Canon A1200
No processing except scaling down a little.

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Next Year's Model

New F/A-18Q dual cockpit variant makes carrier traps easier than ever. Long final may cause slight discomfort.

Canon 7D with EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6L, IS USM. Cropped for increased viewing pleasure.

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Early Morning at EAA Seaplane Base

The EAA Seaplane Base at Willow Harbor as a fog bank lifts over Lake Winnebago during AirVenture 2011.

Nikon D90. Cropped for composition.

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Glamour Doll

My dad volunteers with the CAF in Camarillo and caught the China Doll in the hangar lights. Other than size, the picture is unedited.

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